Dr. Chris Becker-Principal
Bio: Dr. Chris Becker begins his first year as Principal at Highland High School and 22nd year in education. Becker previously served 5 years as Associate Principal at HHS and 8 years in Ball-Chatham CUSD #5 as Associate Principal, Assistant Principal, and Athletic Director. Prior to administration, he taught 6th Grade, high school history, assisted Pre-K, and coached several sports. Chris’ educational background includes a Doctorate and Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership with a Superintendent Endorsement from SIUE, a Master's in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois-Springfield, and a Bachelor's in Education from Illinois College. He earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at SIUE and published his dissertation on Learning Communities. Becker is married with three daughters. In his free time, Chris enjoys reading, sports, exercising, music, fishing, and spending time with family. He states, "I am excited to work with the Highland community helping to make a positive difference in the lives of students, parents, and faculty. We work hard to maintain a positive climate and culture to help students reach their goals."
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Curriculum and Instruction, School Leadership, School Improvement, Supervision and Discipline
Mr. Caleb Houchins-Associate Principal
Bio: Mr. Caleb Houchins begins his first year as Associate Principal at High Highland High School and 18th in education. He spent the last three years as Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at HHS. Houchins began his career at Pleasant Hill High School in 2001 and moved to HHS in 2004. He taught American History, Health, Physical Education and Government. Houchins earned an undergraduate degree at Western Illinois University, an M.A. in Sports Management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and his Administration Certification in 2015. His wife, Heidi, is a counselor at Triad High School. Together, they have two sons -- Cale and Nolan. Mr. Houchins enjoys playing golf, reading and spending time with his family. He's excited to be part of the HHS Administrative Team!
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Attendance, Student Discipline for 10th and 12th grade, School Safety/Disaster Drills, Supervision, School Leadership, School Detentions Program, S.T.O.P. Program, Short-Term Option Program, Attendance Officer, SAP Team Member, Attendance and Truancy
Ms. Amy Boscolo-Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Bio: Amy Boscolo begins her first year as Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Highland High School and her fifteenth year in education. Previously, Boscolo served three years as Assistant Principal at Eater Junior High School (Rantoul, Illinois). Prior to administration, she taught Health and Physical Education at Urbana High School (Urbana, IL) and Physical Education at Neuqua Valley High School (Naperville, IL) . Boscolo spent ten years as the Head Girls Track and Field coach and was a class sponsor for eight years at UHS. She was an Assistant Track and Field Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer at Neuqua Valley. Amy's educational background includes a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Illinois University, a teaching certificate from North Central College, and a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training and Exercise Science from Illinois State University. In her free time, Amy enjoys baking, sports, exercising, live music, and spending time with her dog, Louise.
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Athletic Director,Student Discipline for 9th and 11th grade, Teacher Evaluations, Supervision, Student Activity Director, School Leadership, & School Improvement