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2016 Director Changes

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As it is the end of the year, we have a bevy of changes coming for the 2016-2017 school year.  Let's get to them.


  • Kirk Hickman from Lincoln-Way North is now the band director at Naperville North.  He replaces Don Stinson, who was named band director at Joliet Central, which incidentally, is his alma mater.
  • Lake Park is open.
  • Herscher is open.
  • Brian Logan has retired from Wheeling, and David Maccabee has retired from United Township.



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Lake Park's new director is Michael Lehman.  He comes to LP from Evanston Township, where he was for 3 years.  Prior to that, he was at Edison Middle School in Champaign.  He holds a Bachelors and Masters from The University of Illinois.


In addition, Wheeling's new director is Mike Malek.  He was previously at MacArthur Middle School in Prospect Heights.  He holds a Bachelors from Indiana University and a Masters from Vandercook.

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ROWVA's new director is Dena Baity.  She is in her first year of teaching, graduating from Augustana College.  She is an alum of Lincoln-Way West.


United Township's new director is Michael Wawrzynski.  He is a 2013 graduate of Western Michigan University, and has spent the past three years as band director at North High School in Bakersfield, CA.

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