The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education unanimously hired Pete Theis, a veteran school administrator, as the next Director of Human Resources to start on July 1.
Theis is currently Director of Human Resources for Lake Forest School Districts 67 and 115, where he has been since 2020. For the previous seven years, he was the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for Downers Grove District 99. Theis also has served as the Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction in District 99, was Dean of Students for Glenbard East High School, and worked as a middle school principal, high school dean of students, and social studies teacher in Plano Community School District 88.
Excellent administrators, Theis noted, are those who listen to understand, are empathetic towards the concerns and issues of their colleagues, and put the needs of others - students and staff - first.
Theis has a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in Educational Administration, and a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Creighton University.