Hector Freytas will become the new principal of of Riverside Brookfield High School effective July 1.
The District 208 Board of Education on Feb. 26 approved a two-year contract.
Freytas has a doctorate in educational leadership from National Louis University, a master's degree in educational leadership from Concordia University, a master's degree in teaching of Spanish from the University of Granada, Spain, and a bachelor's in teaching of Spanish from the University of Illinois.
Freytas has a diverse background in the field of education. He has eight years of teaching experience. As a teacher, he coached the varsity wrestling team and sponsored the College Bound Student Association, debate team and Bible club.
He served as a dean of students at Morton High School, assistant principal and dean at Westmont High School and principal at ASPIRA Business and Finance High School.
“Hector demonstrated a high energy level at each round of the interview process," said District 208 Superintendent Kevin Skinkis. "He was very well prepared and did his homework on RB. He is very passionate about education and working with the students, staff, and parents. I think he will be a great instructional leader for RB. His personality and energy level will generate more school spirit and student engagement.”