Mr. Anthony Swope - Grade 9 Director

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Mr. Swope is the Director of 9th Grade at Waukegan High School, Brookside Campus.  He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, before attending Drake University where he played football and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He taught in the Chicago Public Schools District as a Literacy Teacher and Head Varsity Football Coach for six years until he earned his  Master’s Degree is Education Leadership from Concordia University. Since then, Mr. Swope served in various leadership roles including Literacy Coach, Dean of Students and Assistant Principal.  In 2016, he came to Waukegan Public Schools where he spent a year as Dean of Students at Abbott Middle School before taking his experience and capacity to Waukegan High School to serve as Director. He has a strong passion for serving Bulldog students and the Waukegan community and is happy to call Waukegan High School his home.

Mr. Swope currently lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife, Pamela, his nine month old son, Michael, and his thirteen year old dog, Cody. He is a die-hard Chicago sports fan and enjoys being outdoors to participate in all season activities. Mr. Swope has a passion for getting to know new people and is known to be a great listener. Please feel free to stop by his office, located in the Main Office at Brookside Campus to chat or allow him to help with anything you may need. He sincerely looks forward to continuing to get to know all of you! 

Mr. Swope looks forward to seeing all of the new and exciting initiatives that have been created to continuously improve the world-class education that WHS has to offer.

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