Administration

John Robinzine 

Principal, Thornton Fractional Center for Academics and Technology  & Center for Alternative Learning

John Robinzine is entering his third year as T.F. Center’s Principal and Director of Career and Technical Education.  He also serves as the Title IX Nondiscrimination Coordinator and as one of the district's complaint managers.  Entering his twentieth year in education and with District 215, he spent seven years teaching a variety of social studies courses and also dedicated four years as the assistant and head track and field coach before pursuing an educational leadership role.  John also served as the Assistant Principal for Building Control and Credit Recovery Program Coordinator at T.F. South.  He has held several other leadership roles at T.F. South, including co-chairing curriculum committees, the Early Intervention Program (EIP), and T.A.C.T (Tolerance, Acceptance, Community, and Togetherness), a committee of staff and student volunteers that organizes efforts to build and maintain a positive school climate.  John also developed a community service program in an effort to involve students in community service activities in-lieu of suspensions.  John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science Education and earned a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Governors State University.  He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree from Concordia University Chicago. 

 

Lisa K. Bouler

Assistant Principal, Thornton Fractional Center for Academics and Technology & Center for Alternative Learning

Lisa has been the Assistant Principal for Building Control at T.F. Centers since 2008, starting her career in education 30 years ago as a part of the Chicago Public School System where she taught Language Arts at the middle and high school levels. For over 25 years Lisa has been a part of District 215 where she began at T.F. South as an English Teacher, Cheerleader Coach, the first Cultural Diversity Club Sponsor, and Senior Class Sponsor. While at T.F. South Lisa was also instrumental in creating the T.A.C.T. Committee (Tolerance, Acceptance, Community, and Togetherness), a committee of staff and student volunteers that organizes efforts to build and maintain a positive school climate.   She has also worked with at-risk students in the Truant's Alternative Options Education Program (T.A.O.E.P) and as Career Specialist for the Jobs for Illinois Graduates program. She graduated from Northeastern Illinois University and received her master's degree in Administration from Governor's State University.

 

Dawn L. Walker

Assistant Principal, Thornton Fractional Center for Academics and Technology & Center for Alternative Learning

Dawn is the Assistant Principal for the Pupil Personnel Services Department.  She has been an educator over eighteen years, with fifteen years of service in District 215.  She has worked as the Assistant Principal at T.F. Center for Alternative Learning, School Counselor at T.F. Center for Academics and Technology and as a Manufacturing and Construction Teacher at T.F. South. Before she became a teacher, she worked as an Industrial Engineer for Douglas Press, Inc. and SK Hand Tools Corporation, Chicago, IL. Dawn has served on numerous committees, served as sponsor for the Cultural Diversity Club at T.F. South, chaired the Gates Scholarship Committee District 215 and served on the T.F. Center Leadership Team. Dawn received a Bachelor of Science Degree from North Carolina A&T State University in Manufacturing Technology, a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Concordia University Chicago and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration from Purdue University Northwest. She is currently pursuing a Director of Special Education endorsement from National Lewis University.