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Jan 24
D155 Approves Dr. Eric Ernd as Crystal Lake Central Principal
The District 155 Board of Education approved Dr. Eric Ernd as principal at Crystal Lake Central High School, effective immediately. Dr. Ernd has been serving as interim principal since the start of the 2017-18 school year, when Steve Olson was appointed as superintendent of District 155.

Previously, Dr. Eric Ernd served as vice principal at Crystal Lake Central for six years working closely with Steve Olson, staff, students, and parents. He has held a number of administrator positions as principal, vice principal, athletic director, department chair, and dean of students. His recent accomplishments include developing and implementing a School Improvement Plan, facilitating a student leadership committee and parent advisory committee, as well as, serving as an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) coordinator.


“This is my dream job, and I am passionate about collaborating with our staff to create structures and systems that will positively impact student achievement and school culture at Crystal Lake Central,” said Dr. Eric Ernd, principal. “I will continue to focus on relationships and communication.”


He received his bachelors in physical education with a minor in business education from Eastern Illinois University, a masters in educational administration from Governors State University, and his doctorate in educational leadership from National Louis University.


“Dr. Ernd has more than 27 years of education experience. He is familiar with our staff, students, parents, and community, and he takes pride in Central’s strong traditions. His vision to implement programs and supports will ensure all students at Central are accepted and prepared to succeed beyond high school,” said Steve Olson, superintendent.


Dr. Ernd is also a proud tiger parent, his daughter graduated from Central in 2014, his twins will graduate in May, and his youngest son is a freshman. His family moved to Crystal Lake in 2002.


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