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.”
Latest Message/Announcement from Dr. Scott and Ms. WardAs we end one semester and begin another, we celebrate “good news” at Maine West High School. Since the last newsletter, three seniors were recognized as 207’s Best. They are Ashna Thomas, Community Service (November); Phoebe Kohl, Fine Arts (December); and Daniel Bohar, Improved Performance (January). Congratulations to these seniors! We are proud of them and their accomplishments, and we share this pride with their families and the Maine West community. In the area of Fine Arts, seven students participated in the District 7 Illinois Music Education Association Festival, and two students, Phoebe Kohl and Ryan Spero, were selected for ILMEA All-State Choirs; they perform at the IMEA state festival in late January. West’s Peter and the Starcatcher was also selected as one of the plays to be presented at Theatrefest in mid-January in Champaign, IL. Congratulations to the talented students and staff who so well-represented Maine West. In addition,...