Welcome Craig Keer, Principal of Carrie Busey Elementary

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 6:29pm

We are excited to announce that Mr. Craig Keer was selected as the next Principal of Carrie Busey Elementary School. He will begin in this role on July 31.

Mr. Keer attended Northeastern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 2000. From there he continued his education at Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, where he earned a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership in 2004.

Mr. Keer began his career in 2000 as a fourth grade teacher at Prairieview School in Hainesville, Illinois. After five years in the classroom, he moved to Assistant Principal and then into the role of Principal at Prairieview School. As Principal, he planned, implemented and facilitated the opening of a new $35 million school. In the years that followed, Mr. Keer focused on continuous school improvement via collaboration with students, staff and the community. In 2011, he accepted a Principal position with the North Shore School District in Highland Park, Illinois, and from there he became the Assistant Superintendent at Community School District #46 in Grayslake, Illinois where he worked until the opening of his own non-profit organization, Lighthouse Education, in 2016.