New principal named for Hersey High School

  • Gordon "Gordie" Sisson

    Gordon "Gordie" Sisson

Updated 2/4/2012 8:10 PM

John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights will have a new principal for the 2012-2013 school year when Tina Cantrell retires. The Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board announced last week that her replacement will be Gordon "Gordie" Sisson, who currently works as a principal in Wisconsin.

Sisson began his education career in 1978 as an English instructor at Marshfield Junior High in Marshfield, Wis. He was later assistant principal then principal at Grant Elementary in Marshfield and in 2002, he became the assistant principal at Marshfield High School and has been principal there since 2008.


"Sisson brings a wealth of curriculum knowledge and experiences to John Hersey High School," said Superintendent David Schuler. "The staff and students will most certainly benefit from both."

Under Sisson's leadership, Marshfield High School has been awarded the status of number one high school in the state of Wisconsin by The Washington Post, according to a release from District 214.

Sisson sits on the YMCA and the Wisconsin State Music Association Boards. He also has served on the Norwood Mental Health Hospital Human Rights Committee, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Advisory Council and the Kiwanis Club of Marshfield.

"I am honored, humbled, and absolutely ecstatic to become John Hersey High School's next principal," Sisson in the release. "Hersey is an extraordinary high school, and this is a phenomenal opportunity to lead a school that is totally focused upon student learning. I look forward to meeting the students, staff, parents, administrators, and community members who have forged such a great team working with such cohesive commitment."

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