The LaSalle-Peru Township High School Board of Education on Wednesday night approved Mr. Christopher Jackson as the next Principal of LPHS, effective July 1, 2019. Mr. Jackson was one of five applicants invited to interview on Friday, April 5, 2019. Five interview teams were organized involving nearly 50 participants, including division chairs, teachers, support staff, students, and parents. “Mr. Jackson distinguished himself from the other candidates based upon his student-centered focus, strong teaching and administrative experiences, and an inspirational personal life story which will connect with many of our students, parents, and staff,” LPHS Superintendent Steven Wrobleski said. “We look forward to welcoming Chris and his wife, Dawn, to our Cavalier Family.” Mr. Jackson has worked for the Rialto Unified School District in Rialto, California for nearly twenty-three years. His first job in the Rialto district was as a custodian and eventually earned a college degree in math education and was appointed as a math teacher. During his time in Rialto, he has also served as an assistant football coach, head soccer coach, math instructional coach, athletic director, summer school principal, and for the past four years assistant principal at Eisenhower High School. Mr. Jackson has a bachelor’s degree in math education from California State University, a master’s degree in educational counseling from Azusa Pacific University, and is nearing completion of his doctorate in educational equity and social justice from the University of Redlands.