The replacement comes after long-time Principal at Lombard Middle School Neal Thompson informed District 205 he would be stepping down. Thompson replacement, Nick Sutton, has been the Principal at Pleasant Valley Middle School in Peoria.
Sutton’s tenure lasted about three years at Pleasant Valley before deciding to make his move to Galesburg. Nonetheless, hiring Sutton is more of a return to a former employer than a new hire for District 205.
Before serving with Pleasant Valley, Sutton was a middle school teacher in Galesburg according to District 205 Human Resources Director Diane VanHootegem. Sutton is slated to start his position at the start of the 2014/15 school year in the fall.
Although he was in attendance at this week’s school board meeting, there was very little discussion on the hiring.
The Board of Education approved hiring Sutton unanimously.