I am very proud to be your principal at Summit Hill Junior High School. I began the administrative portion of my career between Walker School and Summit Hill Junior High in 2006 as Dean of Students. In 2007 I became the Asst. Principal of Summit Hill Junior High in its first year at the North and Harlem location. For six years, I had been the principal at Indian Trail, then I was principal at Walker Intermediate during the 2014-2015 school year. Since the fall of 2015, I have proudly served as the SHJH Principal.
Prior to Summit Hill 161, I taught in Homer 33C. I taught social studies for 11 years and was a Technology Trainer for one year. I also spent a decade as a volleyball coach. I take great pride in the fact that some of my former students at Homer have become educators as well! Education is very important to me. I received my Bachelors in Social Sciences-Education from Illinois State. I also studied in the Leadership Development Program at the University of Illinois with an emphasis on serving students from special populations. I earned my Masters in Educational Administration from GSU. I completed my Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership at the University of St. Francis in 2015. My family is my greatest joy. My wife is also an educator and works for Lincoln-Way 210. My son is at LWC and my daughter is a Michigan State Spartan.Go Spartans!
Daniel C. Pierson, Ed.D.