The Glenbard District 87 school board on Monday approved the hiring of Christopher Mitchell as the new assistant principal for student services at Glenbard West High School.
Peter Monaghan, the current assistant principal for student services will be the new school principal when principal Jane Thorsen retires June 30 after seven years at Glenbard West.
Mitchell, currently a dean at St. Charles North High School also taught science in Oswego, and has his degrees from Aurora University, Disrict 87 Superintendent Dr. David Larson said Monday.
Monaghan said the district had "well over" 100 applicants for the position.
"Mitchell really distinguished himself," in the screening process, he said.
"...He's going to do a great job here."
Mitchell said Monday he is "extremely excited" for the opportunity to work at Glenbard West with its level education and student excellence.