Our Principal

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Mr. Mike Berrie

Hello Panthers!

I am entering my fifth year as the Principal of Round Lake High School.  I love the environment here at the high school and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. My goal, as principal, is to assure that each student is provided an experience that prepares them for their next stage in life, whatever that might be. 

I have been in education since 1994.  Eight of those years were spent in the classroom as a social studies teacher.  As an administrator, I have been a department chair, assistant principal, director of teaching and learning, and now principal.  I have also coached a number of sports, but soccer is where I spent most of my time when I was coaching and I love watching the English Premier League now that I don’t coach or play.  I’m a pretty big sports fan and enjoy watching the Bears, Bulls and Cubs.  I received my bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University and then attended North Central College to obtain my teacher certification.  I went on to gain my master’s degree in educational leadership from Northeastern Illinois. Currently, I am taking doctoral classes in educational leadership through Concordia and hope to finish that by the end of this year.  I live in Gurnee with my wife, Debra, who is also a teacher, and my daughter, Lani, who just graduated from the  University of Illinois and is working in the corporate world.

I love being at Round Lake High School.  The staff, students, and families make this a truly special place and I hope to see everybody at the many events that we will have this year at the “Home of the Panthers”.

Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction

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Mr. Dan Nicholas

I’m excited to be entering my second year as the Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Round Lake High School.  It’s an honor to serve the students, staff, parents, and larger school community of RLHS.  I hope to help sustain an innovative, engaging, and meaningful learning environment so that all students are empowered to construct a thriving future.

This is my fourth year of administration at RLAS 116.  Previously, I’ve served as the Teaching & Learning Coordinator for Social Studies and Physical Education.  Before coming to Round Lake, I worked as a social studies teacher, department chair, coach (basketball and golf), and lead advisor.  My undergraduate degree is in Social Sciences and I have a Masters in Educational Leadership.  My wife Kelly and I have 4 wonderful children who keep us busy and grateful.  In my free time, I enjoy photography, woodworking, and being outdoors.

Assistant Principal of Student Services

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Mr. Andrew McDowell

I am entering my twelfth year at Round Lake High School as Assistant Principal of Student Services. Having previously served as a Science Teacher, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal for Operations and Safety, I have had the privilege of serving the school community in many different capacities. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UW-Oshkosh and then attended National Louis University earning a Master’s in Secondary Education and obtaining my teacher certification. From there I attended Concordia University obtaining a Masters in Educational Leadership. I live in Lindenhurst with my wife, Laura, and three children, Hank, Finn, and Knox.. 

 

Assistant Principal of Educational Services

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Mrs. Karla Richards

I am entering my fourteenth year with Round Lake Area School District.  This year is my first year as the Assistant Principal of Educational Services.  I look forward to continuing to serve the Round Lake community.

I have been in education since 2008.  I spent ten years at John T. Magee Middle School teaching Language Arts and the last three years as the Special Education department chair at the Round Lake high school.  I received my bachelor's degree in business from Roosevelt University and attended National Louis University for my Master's in Special Education and Educational Leadership.  I live in Palatine with my husband Bill and my son, Charlie. 

Associate Principal for Operations & Safety

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Mr. Mitch Berenson