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New principals assume post at six U-46 schools
By Seth Hancock
School District U-46 has announced six new principals for the 2020-2021 school year.
The list includes three elementary school principals, two high school and one middle school.
A district press release stated they “will take on new challenges and responsibilities across our schools. They have been named to positions that were left vacant due to retirements, resignations, or other opportunities within the District.”
The elementary principals include Jonathan Miquelon at South Elgin’s Clinton, Jason Gold at South Elgin’s Fox Meadow and Andrea Gaitán-Bustos at Streamwood’s Sunnydale.
Miquelon moves to the new position from within U-46 after being the assistant principal at Streamwood’s Tefft Middle School since 2018. He began his career in 2005 as a substitute teacher at South Elgin High School and from 2008 to 2018 was a social studies teacher at Elgin High School.
Gold comes to the district from a North Riverside district where he was an elementary principal from 2016 through last year. He has had various roles in various school districts for 14 years.
Gaitán-Bustos has been an assistant principal in U-46 the last three years at Elgin’s Coleman Elementary School. She’s been with the district since 2008 working as a teacher at two elementary schools.
The new high school principals include Kurt Johansen at South Elgin and Krystal Bush at Elgin’s Larkin.
Johansen comes to U-46 from Glenbard East High School where he was an assistant principal since 2013 and dean of students from 2009, and prior he was a teacher, since 2003, at East Leyden School. Bush was the principal at U-46’s DREAM Academy and has worked in several roles in the district since 1990.
Christine Zugel is the new principal at Elgin’s Abbott Middle School where she was the assistant principal since 2013. She’s been with the district since 1991.
“These leaders bring with them energy, passion, and a dedication to helping us meet the needs of each and every student,” Superintendent Tony Sanders said in the press release. “As we head into a school year that will demand innovation and flexibility, I am very glad to have them on our team.”