Adam Zbrozek doesn't hesitate when asked how he likes his role as the new principal.
“I have the best job in the world,” he said.
A resident, Zbrozek brings seven years of administrative experience from St. Charles Consolidated Unit School District 303, including serving as assistant principal of Haines Middle School, principal of Lincoln School and principal of Richmond Intermediate School.
He has enjoyed his first few weeks of the school year.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” he said. “Very busy.”
One of his goals as a principal in is to focus on 21st-century learning.
“I think anytime we start looking toward the future of education, we have to be mindful of the world students are going to be moving into,” Zbrozek said.
Another goal is to continue to improve how staff educates the students.
“We want students to come prepared to learn and I think we should expect that of ourselves,” he said.
Zbrozek joins several other new faces in District 115 for the 2012-2013 school year.
Superintendent Scott Wakeley said more than 40 new staff members have joined the district’s roster.
To ease the transition, a three day orientation was held for the teachers where they learned the district’s initiatives and strategic plan, as well as learned the expectations of not only the students but staff members.
Wakeley lauds the annual breakfast the hosts for new staff members which also helps to acclimate them to the district.
“At the breakfast all of the teachers have a business sponsor from the community and then everybody introduces each new teacher and says where they’re from and coming from as well as their business partner,” Wakeley said. “It’s not only a welcome to the community, but also a way for them to get to know the community.”
As the Yorkville Middle School principal, Zbrozek feels he gets the best of both worlds.
“I get to work with kids and adults,” he said. “I enjoy seeing the students grow and seeing how they develop over time academically and socially. And I have the opportunity to work with staff who love working with students.”