VILLA PARK – Willowbrook High School's principal Dan Krause recently was recognized as the 2013 DuPage County High School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association.
Krause has been principal at Willowbrook since 2007. He joined the district in 2002, serving as an assistant principal at Addison Trail High School.
"This award is a recognition of what we've accomplished as a team in District 88," Krause said in a news release. "It's a great team, and I'm just thankful to be a part of it."
The Principal of the Year award recognizes one high school leader each year who has successfully developed high-quality learning opportunities for students.
Krause began his teaching career in 1995 as a math teacher at Alan B. Shepherd High School in Palos Heights. He later taught math and was the director of math and science at Niles North High School in Skokie and the director of math and applied technology at Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park.
Krause came to District 88 in 2002 as an assistant principal at Addison Trail and then moved to Willowbrook as an assistant principal in 2005. He became principal in 2007.
In addition to serving as Willowbrook's principal, Krause is the president of the Villa Park Kiwanis Club and is active in many other community organizations. He also coaches his son's baseball and basketball teams.