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New High School Administrators Announced

Sycamore Community School District 427 is pleased to announce the Assistant Principal and Dean of Students for Sycamore High School. 


The district has selected Brian Swanson as the Assistant Principal. Swanson will replace Mike Rice, who was appointed to the district’s administration team as the Director of Learning and Teaching.  Swanson will assume his responsibilities on July 1, 2022.

Brian Swanson

“I am excited to serve as an educational leader at Sycamore High School,” said Swanson. “I am eager to make a positive contribution in the district I call home.  I look forward to the opportunity to work with fellow educators, students, parents, and community members.”


Swanson began his teaching career as a P.E./Health Teacher and Athletic/Activities Director for South Pekin Grade School.  He then took on the role of a Special Education Teacher within Lexington Jr./Sr. High School.  For the past six years, he has served as the Assistant Principal for Belvidere High School within Belvidere Community Unit School District 100.  He holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration & Foundations and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Illinois State University. 


“We are excited to add Brian Swanson to the high school administrative staff as our Assistant Principal,” said Tim Carlson, Sycamore High School Principal.  “As a veteran administrator, he will be able to hit the ground running by assisting Sycamore High School staff in achieving our school and district goals.” 


Nathan Wright has been selected as the Dean of Students.  This is a newly created position for the district. Wright will begin his position on July 1, 2022. 

Nathan Wright

“As Dean of Students I look forward to the opportunity to build positive relationships with our students and ensure that Sycamore High School is a fun, engaging, and safe place to learn and grow,” said Wright.  “After living in the district for 15 years, I feel very fortunate to be able to serve our community on a larger scale.  My family and I are excited for me to be a Spartan!” 


For the past fifteen years, Wright has worked for Marengo Community High School District 154.  He spent eleven years in the classroom as a Math Teacher and part-time Dean.  Most recently he served as the Athletic Director and Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach.  He holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Aurora University and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a statistical emphasis from Knox College. 


“We look forward to having Nate Wright join our team at Sycamore High School as our Dean of Students,” said Tim Carlson.  “He will bring a presence, visibility, empathy, and compassion in assisting our students with staying on track as they matriculate through high school.” 


Please join us in welcoming Brian Swanson and Nathan Wright to their new positions within the Sycamore Community School District.