Hoffman Estates High School principal named
Joshua Schumacher, the assistant principal at Hoffman Estates High School for the past five years, will be principal when the next school year begins in August.
He will succeed Jim Britton, already appointed to become Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211's director of human resources this summer.
The District 211 board of education unanimously approved Schumacher's appointment late Thursday.
In a statement, District 211 Superintendent Dan Cates explained his nomination of Schumacher for the job.
"Josh is a perfect fit for the principal position because he is an outstanding instructional leader and he cares deeply about the students," Cates said. "Having been at Hoffman Estates High School throughout his District 211 career, he is closely familiar with the faculty and student body, so the school community will be able to continue its positive momentum without missing a step."
Upon starting his new position on July 1, Schumacher will receive a gross salary of $149,500 but a net salary of $133,847. The net salary is lower because it reflects the payment of Schumacher's retirement benefits which, like all educators in the district, comes out of his gross salary.
As assistant principal currently, Schumacher oversees building and grounds as well as professional development of staff. He is also the school's activities director.
From 2011 to 2014, Schumacher's assistant principal duties were of a different nature, working in the discipline office. He was dean of students in the 2009-2010 school year.
Schumacher began his teaching career in 2002 at the school, handling both biology and physics classes.
He was the head coach for boys swimming from 2003 to 2011 and girls swimming from 2004 to 2010.
"Josh connects well with students, parents and staff, and he is well known by all for his positive attitude, hard work ethic and overall enthusiasm for Hoffman Estates High School," Cates said.