Bloom High School Assistant Principal Marcus Lyke will serve as the new principal at Plainfield Academy next year.
Lyke started his education career in 1993 as a special education teacher in the Chicago Public School system. He will replace Tod Schnowske who sought another position in the district.
Plainfield Academy comprises several programs serving a wide array of District 202 high school and middle school students.
“Marcus will bring many rich experiences in special education and administration to Plainfield Academy,” said District 202 Student Services High School director Tim Albores.
“We are confident that Marcus will continue the legacy and pride embodied by Plainfield Academy.”
After serving two years as a CPS special education teacher, Lyke moved to Rich East High School in 1995 as a teacher leader in their special education department, then to Rich Central High School in 1997 as a dean.
He also served as a dean at Homewood-Flossmoor High School from 2005-13, and then as an assistant principal in Fairmont District 89 in Lockport from 2013-15.
Lyke has served as assistant principal at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights since 2015.
"As the newest Bobcat, I am looking forward to working with the students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members of Plainfield School District 202,” Lyke said.
“I am eager to apply my knowledge and experiences to ensure that Plainfield Academy continues to stay on the path of creating well-rounded and productive citizens that are ready to start their career or attend post-secondary learning environments," he said.
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