District 54 appoints two new assistant principals

School District 54
Updated 1/21/2019 7:06 AM

The District 54 School Board appointed two new assistant principals at its meeting on January 17 for the 2019-2020 school year.

William Musselman

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William Musselman will become the new assistant principal at Addams Junior High School in Schaumburg, replacing Kim Phelan who is moving out of state this summer.

Musselman began his career in District 54 in 2013 as a math teacher at Mead Junior High School. He served as interim assistant principal at Keller Junior High School from March through May 2018 and is currently the dean of students at Addams. He has been a member of the District 54 Strategic Planning Committee and Social-Emotional Learning Task Force, as well as a member of his School Leadership Teams.

"Special relationships have driven me to work harder than the previous day and to always find that additional opportunity for our students to be successful," Musselman said. "I am thrilled to be a part of the Addams community and to continue to work with and learn from its staff and community."

Musselman has a bachelor's degree in communication from Saint Louis University and a master's degree in teaching from Olivet Nazarene University.


Lisa Grant

Lisa Grant will become the new assistant principal at Eisenhower Junior High School in Hoffman Estates replacing Amy Houlihan who is moving out of state this summer.

Grant has been a language arts teacher at Keller Junior High School since 2015. She began her career in education in 1997 as a fifth-grade teacher in Indiana. In District 54, she has served on the Literacy Task Force, Digital Learning Task Force, School Leadership Team and Leadership Academy.

"Since my first day in District 54, I have felt such pride and gratitude to be part of a passionate and talented group of educators dedicated to ensuring student success," Grant said. "I am invested and committed to continuing this tradition as I serve in a new capacity as assistant principal at Eisenhower. I am truly humbled and honored for this opportunity, and I am looking forward to working together with the amazing staff, students and families at Eisenhower."

Grant has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Purdue University and a master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University.

These appointments take effect July 1, 2019.

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