UPDATE Feb., 11, 2020, 2:39 p.m.: Dr. John Sparlin’s quote referring to Christopher Grays in the article was pulled from a press release from Oswego Community School District 308
Today, in an official statement from the Oswego Community School District 308, it was announced that Christopher Grays would fill the position of principal at Oswego High School. After recent news of current principal Mike Wayne’s retirement, effective June 30, 2020, the search quickly began for his successor.
Grays was approved by the SD308 school board for a one year contract at the board meeting on Feb. 10. He was offered a base salary of $125,000.
Grays, former assistant principal at Homewood-Flossmoor High School and Oswego East High School, will join the OHS community at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Prior to his work at the aforementioned schools, Grays served as Dean of Students and counselor at Crete-Monee High School, and counselor at North Lawndale College Prep High School.
In a press statement released by Theresa Komitas, SD308 Superintendent John Sparlin spoke of his excitement about Grays’ return to the district in a press release.
“He serves as an advocate for students, supporting their educational and emotional needs, and is constantly striving to provide equitable opportunities for all,” Dr. Sparlin said in the release. “We know that he is a strong leader, who believes in continued transformation to advance the educational experience for students, staff and our community.”
Grays has a B.S. in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University, an M.A. Ed. in School Counseling from Saint Xavier University, and an Ed.S in Educational Leadership and Administration from National Louis University.
Additional reporting by editors Lizzy Sorensen and Jamani Reed.