District 95 announces new Lake Zurich High School principal

Updated 1/31/2020 6:42 PM

The search for Lake Zurich High School's next principal has led to Erin DeLuga, Lake Zurich Unit District 95 officials announced this week.

DeLuga, who has served as principal for York High School in Elmhurst since 2016, would start in Lake Zurich on July 1, if the school board approves her hiring at its meeting Wednesday.


"I am so excited for the future of Lake Zurich High School under Mrs. DeLuga's leadership," Superintendent Kelley Gallt said in a news release. "She brings great experience and energy to this position, and I believe the high school will continue to move forward and thrive with her guidance."

In November, Principal Robert Vossel submitted his resignation, which will take effect June 30.

District administrators began its search in November, said Jean Malek, the district's director of communications and community relations. The process included hiring an external search firm, gathering feedback from stakeholder surveys, developing of a principal profile, and interviewing multiple stakeholder groups, according to a district news release.

DeLuga stood out as an exceptional and experienced leader who possesses the important characteristics identified in the principal profile, Malek said.

Besides York High School, DeLuga's career stops included five years as assistant principal of instruction at Wheeling High School and several years as the English/Fine Arts Division chairwoman at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an English education teacher certification from Governor's State University, and a master's degree in School Leadership from Concordia University.

The school board will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Sfire Family Education Center at 832 S. Rand Road in Lake Zurich.

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