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Toriano Griggs Appointed Principal of Lincoln-Way East High School
Thursday, December 17, 2020

At the December 17, 2020 meeting, the Lincoln-Way 210 Board of Education approved the appointment of Toriano Griggs as principal at Lincoln-Way East for the 2021-2022 school year. Mr. Griggs will replace Dr. Sharon Michalak, who is retiring in June 2021.

Mr. Griggs has more than 20 years of experience in education. He is currently the Associate Principal at Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn. Mr. Griggs was previously Assistant Principal at Lyons Township High School and Supervisory Dean of Students at Glenbard West High School. He began his career in education as a special education teacher.

“We look forward to the opportunity of beginning the transition for Mr. Griggs to be the principal of Lincoln-Way East,” said Dr. R. Scott Tingley. “Throughout the interview process, Mr. Griggs demonstrated a calm and thoughtful demeanor while showcasing the ability to connect with students, staff, and the community. His diverse experiences in education will bring a unique perspective to Lincoln-Way East High School and Lincoln-Way District 210.”

“It is very humbling and at the same time exciting to be a part of such a great institution,” said Mr. Griggs.

Mr. Griggs has a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Quincy University and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Administration from Benedictine University.