BOLINGBROOK – Yolanda Jordan is the new principal for Bolingbrook High School.
The Valley View School District 365U School Board voted unanimously Monday night to name the former BHS Dean of Students to the school's top administrative position. Jordan has serving as interim principal since mid-February.
She replaces former principal Michael White, who resigned suddenly in January and left his post on administrative leave a month later. White's departure made Jordan the fifth principal in five years at the school.
Jordan, who was assistant principal at Romeoville High School for nearly four years before becoming BHS interim principal, came to Valley View as a dean in 2006.
A Bolingbrook resident, she holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s in educational leadership and administration from Chicago State University and is working toward her doctorate in administrative leadership-teaching and learning from Walden University.
A news release from the school district said Jordan helped found and sponsor a wide variety of student organizations at both RHS and BHS including RIGHT (Really Intelligent Girls Hanging Together), Mr. RIGHT, Guide Right, and Multicultural Club.
She also has experience as a science teacher at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Lincoln Park High School and The Harvard School in Chicago and coordinated the science outreach programs at Chicago State for more than six years.