Scott Tingley Appointed Lincoln-Way 210 Superintendent

The principal of Lincoln Way East High School in Frankfort will succeed retiring superintendent Lawrence Wyllie.

The Lincoln-Way School District 210 Board of Education appointed Scott Tingley as the new superintendent .

Tingley, 40, has worked for Lincoln-Way for 16 years. He began his teaching career at Lincoln-Way High School in 1994, teaching business and social science. He also coached boys’ basketball in his early years.

“The Board of Education believes that Dr. Tingley is the right person at the right time to lead District 210 forward – building upon not only its strong culture and tradition of success but also its core belief that ‘great is never good enough,” said Dr. Arvid C. Johnson, board president.

In 2001, Tingley left Lincoln-Way to coach varsity basketball at Lemont High School and to serve as dean of students. He returned to Lincoln-Way in 2004 to teach economics and to serve as a dean. In 2006, he was named assistant principal at Lincoln-Way Central.

The following year, he assumed the duties of associate principal at Lincoln-Way East. While he was an assistant/associate principal he worked at three different high schools with four different principals, including Dr. Monica Schmitt when she was the principal of Lincoln-Way Central, Dr. Michael Gardner when he was the principal of Lincoln-Way East, and Dr. Brenda Jensen, former principal of Lincoln-Way East.

In 2009, Tingley was named Director of Personnel for the district. Tingley gained experience hiring staff, organizing the district’s summer school program and working with administrators and staff throughout the entire district. In 2011, Tingley was named principal of Lincoln-Way East High School. At the end of the 2012-2013 school year, Tingley will have served two years as principal.

“Each position Dr. Tingley has served in has more than prepared him for the superintendency of Lincoln-Way High School District 210. His experience has given him insight into district-wide issues and district personnel, student achievement, the classroom, athletic and activities, and discipline of students,” noted Johnson.  

“Dr. Wyllie has provided Lincoln-Way with outstanding leadership for the past 24 years. There is a culture of success and high expectations that we will continue to build upon,” stated Dr. Scott Tingley.

Tingley earned his bachelors of science degree in business as well as an education certification from Eastern Illinois University. He went on to obtain his master’s degree in administration and supervision from Governors State University and doctorate in administration and supervision from Loyola University.

He is active in the Lincoln-Way Community having served on the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is currently a member of the Frankfort Kiwanis Club.

Tingley lives in New Lenox with his wife Jennifer and their three children.

“I am honored and look forward to the opportunity to work with the students, faculty, staff, and community members of all four Lincoln-Way High School District 210 high schools to do what is best for our students in a fiscally responsible manner,” stated Tingley.

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Donny December 18, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Why do they have to let everyone know about it? I haven't been able to find any laws or requirements that state the board must do a public search or must let the public know ahead of time when someone is retiring. It appears everything they did was well in the means of board/state policies. If Tingley is who the board wanted from the beginning, then so be it. Announcing a nationwide search or anything like that wouldn't have changed a thing. It's the clear the board wants to keep the hiring for people within and familiar with how things are ran. No rules against that either; it is just board preference. If people are upset because they think the board SHOULD have made it more public-well, tough. Deal with it. Everything they handled about this was perfectly acceptable.
Walker Percy December 19, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Donny, I respectfully disagree with you here. By your logic, I guess there was no problem with Jesse Jackson running for re-election knowing that he was being investigated and knowing that he was going to resign right after his election. That's just not how it's supposed to work. It's true there are no rules or laws against it, but don't we want a school board that is transparent in its decisions? Or even pretends to be?
FPPD March 13, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Who cares pay the administrators more. Those poor souls can’t live on 4k a week plus 3.5k retirement a week pension...can't we start paying them at least a million
Kathy Homma-Davis April 24, 2013 at 06:34 AM
Wow all these comments and not one of them mentions what is best for kids. If he is best for kids then you should be excited. As for a nationwide search....do you think that is free? Shame on you all. Not one of you had anything negative to say about Mr. Tingley so maybe growing your own is a benefit on many levels.
DJK April 24, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Wow, I didn't realize this post was that old until I got a message someone posted again. Kathy, read the posts again. It's not about what's right for the kids. I think the schools are top notch. it's about the process that this board operates under. You're right, no one has said anything negative about Tingley. He'll probably do fine. After all, he was hand picked by Wyllie and "approved" by the board. One person on this post has no problem with how this all went down and that's OK. I on the other hand have been exposed to the shenanigans of this board far to long and find it appaling that it is allowed to continue. Do some research, read some articles, read the board meeting minutes and you might have a different perspective.


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