Administration

Dr. Chuck Hiscock

Dr. Chuck Hiscock

Principal

PRINCIPAL

I began my career in education in 1992 as an Art Teacher after spending 3 years in the United States Army Military Police Corps, and then working for another 6 years as a commercial artist.  I spent 11 years teaching Art and coaching football/wrestling before assuming my first administrative role as a Dean of Students. After several years as an Associate Principal, I became the principal at the greatest school in the state of Illinois…West Aurora High School…and have been in my current role since 2013.
 
My educational background includes a Spanish Language certificate from the Defense Language Institute, an Associate of Arts in Illustration from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Illinois-Chicago, a Master of Arts in Painting and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Governor’s State University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Illinois University. I also received my Doctor of Education degree from Northern in 2013.
 

Roll on Blackhawks!

Assistant Principals

Danial Durbin

Danial Durbin

Assistant Principal

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF STUDENT SERVICES

I received my undergraduate degree in Health Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Masters in Educational Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University.  I began my career teaching Health, PE and Drivers Education before moving into administration.  I previously served as Dean of Students and Assistant Principal of Operations.

I started my career with West Aurora in 2015 where I became the Assistant Principal of Student Services.

Erica Kegarise

Erica Kegarise

Assistant Principal

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR ACTIVITIES

I have been working for District 129 since 2008.  I received my undergraduate degree in Physical Education K-12 from Salisbury University (MD), and I hold a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University.  I began my career teaching PE and coaching three sports, before pursuing a position in Educational Leadership.  I previously served as Assistant Athletic Director prior to my current role as Assistant Principal of Student Activities.
Whitney Martino

Whitney Martino

Assistant Principal

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR TEACHING & LEARNING

I have been working for West Aurora School District 129 since 2011. I received my undergraduate degree in Political Science and Secondary Education from the University of Iowa and I hold a Masters in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. I began my career as an educator teaching Social Studies, with a focus on Government, before pursuing a position in Educational Leadership. In the administrative arena. I have worked as a Dean of Students, served as the Assistant Principal of Student Activities and currently lead as the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at West Aurora High School.

Ron Murphy

Ron Murphy

Assistant Principal

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF OPERATIONS

I started in West Aurora School District 129 in 2014 as the Assistant Principal of Operations.

Athletic Directors

Jason Buckley

Jason Buckley

Athletic Director

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

I graduated from Aurora University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, then with a Master’s Degree in Teaching from AU in 2001. From 2001-2012, I worked in the Oswego School District at Thompson Junior High (2001-03), Oswego High School (2003-04), and Oswego East High School (2004-2012) teaching Social Studies. At OEHS, I was also the Head Boys Basketball Coach, Head Boys Golf Coach, and Assistant Athletic Director.

I have served as Athletic Director at West Aurora High School since 2012.

David Sally

David Sally

Assistant Athletic Director

assistant athletic director

I joined West Aurora School District 129 for the 2016 school year, arriving from Lisle Community District 202. I received my undergraduate degree from Augustana College, where I  majored in English-Secondary Education, and also played tight end on the Football team. I also received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in Chicago, IL. I previously taught English at Lisle High School, where I also served as the Football and Basketball coach.

Beginning in 2016, I was the Dean of Students in the Character House at West Aurora School District 129.  As of 2019, I am the Assistant Athletic Director.

Dean of Houses

AMBITION HOUSE

Dan Rymarz

Dan Rymarz

Dean

Mr. Dan Rymarz

I have been working for West Aurora School District 129 at West Aurora High school since 2008.  I earned my bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College in History and Secondary Education, earned my endorsement in Special Education from Roosevelt University, and my Master’s in Educational Leadership from North Central College.  I began my career in Special Education before moving into my current role as Dean of Student in the Ambition House. 

CHARACTER HOUSE

Alvin Lewis

Alvin Lewis

Dean
West Aurora High School

Mr. Alvin Lewis

I started my education career in 2012 as a Physical Education Teacher.  I joined West Aurora School District in 2019 as the Dean of Students for the Character House at West Aurora High School,

I am focused on building positive relationships, and committed to doing what is best for our students, staff, and community. I am excited to be a part of the West Aurora team.

HONOR HOUSE

Pete Baker

Pete Baker

Dean

Mr. Pete Baker

Prior to my career in education, I served in the United States Army Ranger Regiment for five years. After my military service, I enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago where I received a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in the Teaching of History. I completed the Principal Endorsement Masters Program at Aurora University in 2018. I started my education career in 2011 as a Social Studies Teacher and then joined West Aurora School District in 2012. While I taught Social Studies during the school day I also coached wrestling and softball. 

I am currently the Dean of students in the Honor House.

PRIDE HOUSE

Katie Wood

Katie Wood

Dean

Mrs. Katie Wood

I started at West Aurora School  District 129 in 2017 after moving from District 94 in West Chicago.  I received my undergraduate degree in English Secondary Education from Millikin University and I hold a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Benedictine University.  I began my career teaching English and coaching at West Chicago Community High School before moving into my current role as the Dean of Students in the Pride House. 

TRADITION HOUSE

Jennifer Legris

Jennifer Legris

Dean

Ms. Jennifer Legris

I jointed West Aurora School District 129 in the 2018-2019 school year, arriving from Riverside School District 96. I received my undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, where I majored in Education. I received Master’s Degrees in Child and Adolescent Development from Capella University and Educational Leadership from Capella University. I am enjoying being the Dean of Students in the Tradition House.