The High School District 214 Board of Education on Thursday named a longtime educator to an administrative position at Prospect High School for the 2016-2017 school year.
Frank Mirandola, a history teacher at Prospect High School with extensive coaching and leadership experience, will serve as the school's Assistant Principal effective July 1.
Mirandola has spent his entire career at Prospect, teaching U.S. History, Human Geography and American Studies courses since 2002. He has increased student achievement and engagement through the use of iPads and has led professional learning communities across the District.
Additionally, Mirandola has implemented successful strategies that have increased school spirit, enhanced student-led philanthropy and strengthened ties with community partners. As the staff sponsor of The Underground, Prospect's award-winning student spirit group, he has empowered students to promote extracurricular activities through engagement and to raise $22,350 for the “Gift-a-Mammogram” program at Northwest Community Hospital.
Mirandola has also served as the school's head boys' track and field coach, varsity football defensive/special teams coordinator and head freshman baseball coach.
Mirandola earned a bachelor's degree in history from Illinois Wesleyan University and holds master's degrees in educational administration and curriculum and instruction from Northern Illinois University.