Internal Administrative Appointments

Thu, 05/18/2006 - 12:00am

Orlando Thomas has been appointed to the position of Assistant Principal at Jefferson Middle School, and Joe Williams has been named Principal for Edison Middle School. Mr. Thomas replaces Derrick Hummert, who is moving out of state.  Mr. Williams has been serving as interim principal at Edison since last July. 

Mr. Thomas holds a B.S. in Education from Illinois State University and a Masters in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois.  He has served as a teacher of literature and language arts, a dean at Jefferson and as a summer school principal.  Mr. Thomas is active in the National Middle School Association, the Collegiate Middle Level Association and the International Society of Poets.

Mr. Williams holds a B.S. in Life Science Education and a Masters in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois.  He served as a high school science teacher, dean, assistant principal and summer school principal prior to being named Interim Principal for Edison.  He is a member of the National Association of Secondary Schools, Association of Illinois Middle Schools and Phi Delta Kappa.

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