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Interim Principals of Maine West High School: Marina Scott and Maria Ward

Two highly experienced and accomplished administrators – Marina Scott and Maria Ward – have been named as Interim Principals for Maine West High School, succeeding Dr. Audrey Haugan, who recently announced her retirement.

Scott served as Libertyville High School Principal from 2009 to 2017, after working one year as  Associate Superintendent in the same district. For the first 25 years of her career, Scott served High School District 211 in numerous capacities, including five years as Principal of Fremd High School, in Palatine, and as an Assistant Principal at both Fremd and Palatine high schools.

Since 2011, Ward has utilized her expertise in assessment literacy to serve as an educational consultant to numerous suburban districts, including District 207. She served as Principal of Downers Grove North High School from 2005 to 2011 and as Principal of Glenbard East High School, in Lombard, from 2001 to 2005.  She began her career as a teacher of English and reading at Rolling Meadows, West Leyden and Glenbard West high schools before serving as English Chair, Foreign Language Chair and Assistant Principal for Instruction at Glenbard East from 1991 through 2001.

Maine Superintendent Dr. Ken Wallace said: “Once we knew of Dr. Haugan’s decision to retire, we immediately reached out to Maria and Marina. Both of these women are highly skilled and accomplished leaders who already have established relationships with District 207. Maria Ward was one of our initial assessment literacy trainers, helping us establish a foundation to be at the forefront of mastery learning which has helped prepare us to be one of the first Districts in Illinois to participate in the state’s competency program. Marina Scott mentored Dr. Ben Collins this year in his first year as the Maine South Principal, helping him have an incredibly successful experience which will help him continue to improve as a leader.”

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Latest Message/Announcement from Dr. Scott and Ms. Ward

With the first quarter completed, we are well on our way into the school year! The first quarter at Maine West High School brought myriad activities that engaged students in significant ways and often resulted in exemplary performance for which our students were recognized. The National Merit Scholarship program, for example, recognized four Maine West seniors for commendation as a result of the PSAT/NMSQT scores they earned on the test taken in the fall of their junior year.  With one semi-finalist, Veronica Kleinschmidt, and three commended scholars, Kara Dempsey, Pavani Jairam, and Anastasiya Sahayda, the class of 2019 distinguished itself admirably. Furthermore, Davis Parks, senior, was recognized as 207’s Best in the area of Academic Achievement for Maine West and was honored at the October 1 Board of Education meeting. The West staff shares in the excitement and pride felt by the families represented by these talented students. In the...

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