Title: Educational Administrator
Company: Grant Elementary School, Evanston Township High School
Location: Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Dr. Curtis L. Hines, Educational Administrator at Grant Elementary School and Evanston Township High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and academic administration.
Utilizing nearly five decades of industry experience, Dr. Hines is an esteemed figure in the realm of academic administration, having commenced his career at Eastridge High School as a driver’s education teacher in 1969. Continuing his tenure with the school, he served as a head wrestling coach and counselor until 1974 while simultaneously acting as a counselor in the Department of Public Aid in Kankakee, IL, in 1972 and a part-time instructor in psychology, sociology, political science and health at Kankakee Community College from 1972 to 1974. Thereafter, he began serving Evanston Township High School as a dean of students in 1974, having subsequently ascended the ranks to dean of building services and regional manager, a role he holds today. Likewise, he has been acting as the principal of Grant Elementary School since 1988.
Highly educated, Dr. Hines earned a Bachelor of Divinity from Northeast Missouri State University, now known as Truman State University, in 1969, followed by a Master of Education in counseling in 1970. Thereafter, he received a Specialist in Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1972. After gaining valuable experience in the field, he obtained a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 1996. He has since become a certified educational counselor and school administrator in the state of Illinois.
Among the highlights of his career, Dr. Hines cites holding prestigious leadership roles in various school districts as crowning achievements. From 1990 to 2001, he served as the assistant superintendent of Hazel Crest, IL, having subsequently transitioned to director of human resources at the North Chicago School District from 2001 to 2004. Likewise, he also spent six years as the principal of Lincoln Elementary School in the 1990s. Equally passionate about his community, he has been on the program activities committee of the Chicago chapter of People United Save Humanity since 1980.
Married to Elinor Diane Ellis since 1978, Dr. Hines is the proud father of four children: Rayna, Shayla, Kayla and Curtis. He has been highlighted in the 20th and 21st editions of Who’s Who in the Midwest, as well as the first edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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