Jordan Named Interim Principal at Bolingbrook High School

Yolanda Jordan, a Bolingbrook resident, will take the job until the end of the school year.

Yolanda Jordan. Credit: VVSD
Yolanda Jordan. Credit: VVSD
A week after the early departure of Principal Michael White, Bolingbrook High School has a new leader.

Former BHS dean of students Yolanda Jordan has been named interim principal through the end of the school year. Jordan has been assistant principal at Romeoville High School for nearly four years, and came to VVSD as a dean.

According to the district, Jordan helped create and sponsor school initiatives including RIGHT (Really Intelligent Girls Hanging Together), Mr. RIGHT, Guide Right and Multicultural Club.

Jordan lives in Bolingbrook and holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in education from Chicago State University. She is working toward her doctorate in administrative leadership-teaching and learning from Walden University.

Prior to joining VVSD, she worked as a science teacher at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Lincoln Park High School and The Harvard School in Chicago, and she coordinated the science outreach programs at Chicago State for more than six years.

Jordan began acting as interim principal on Tuesday. Superintendent James Mitchem also said he set up a satellite office and the campus "and will work from the building until such time the interim principal has acclimated herself to the new setting."

Valley View is currently accepting applications to permanently fill the BHS principal position.

Carol Stigger March 01, 2014 at 11:08 AM
@The real problems ... come on, now. You have a lot to say. What are you doing to help resolve all this? I resent the "ghetto parents" term. I also believe parents need to be involved and to PARENT their kids and to not blame the school for their kids' misbehavior. I share many of your concerns, but name calling is not going to solve anything.
whatsgoingon March 05, 2014 at 08:34 AM
UPDATE: Here we are several weeks into the post michael white era. How's that working for you? More fights, tons of tardies, phones being used in the classrooms, kids strolling through the hallways during class periods, kids lipping off to teachers once again, and back to not doing their homework. What does this all mean? watch for test scores to start the downward trend again.
Adam West March 05, 2014 at 10:15 AM
whatsgoingon - One would think that with all that has transpired at BHS in the recent months that parents would be more hands on with their child's school activity and not leave it for the Principal to monitor. Until the parents take an active role, it will be more of the same failures and low test scores. What really is sad is that there are many good and courteous students who want an education, and they fall victim to the collateral damage created by the out of control students. I'm curious, would anyone know what percentage of the incoming freshmen class at BHS who lived outside of the district prior to registration is? I ask because it seems like the district does a decent job of giving the students an education at the k-8 grade levels, but fails miserably at the high school level.


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