Thornton Fractional North is comprised of the following administrators. This 5-member leadership team implements the District 215 curriculum and policies.

Brian Rucinski, TF North Principal

Previous Employment

  • Assistant Principal of Building Control, TF North High School
  • Math Teacher, TF North High School
  • Basketball Coach, TF North High School
  • Golf Coach, TF North High School


  • Bachelor's Degree, Secondary Math Education, Indiana University
  • Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction, Olivet-Nazarene University
  • Master's in School Leadership, Concordia University

Phone: (708) 585-1001

Lauren Gladu, Assistant Principal of Building Control

Previous Employment

  • Assistant Principal, Garland Independent School District (Garland, Texas)
  • English Language Arts Teacher, Sellers Middle School (Garland, Texas)
  • English Language Arts Teacher, Wilson Middle School (Plano, Texas)
  • Volleyball & Track Coach, Wilson Middle School (Plano, Texas)
  • 5th Grade Teacher, Euclid Elementary (Mt. Prospect, IL)


  • Bachelor's Degree, Secondary Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Master's Degree in Urban School Leadership, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Master's in Educational Administration, University of North Texas


Phone: (708) 585-1004

Broderick Booth, Assistant Principal of Pupil Personnel Services

Previous Employment

  • Student Support Counselor, 2018-2021
  • Dean of Students, Homewood-Flossmoor 2016-2018
  • Assistant Principal, TF South HS, 2015-2016
  • Professional Guidance Counselor, TF North HS 2005-2009; Homewood-Flossmoor HS 2009-2015
  • Football and Girls Track and Field coach, TF North 2007-2009, Homewood-Flossmoor HS 2009-2014


  • Dissertation Studies, Lewis University
  • Master’s in Educational Leadership, Lewis University
  • Master’s in School Counseling and Guidance, Lewis University
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Millikin University

Phone:  (708) 585-1003

Kerry Schuldes, Assistant Principal for Instruction  

Previous Employment

  • Social Studies Teacher, TF North
  • Social Studies Teacher, Schrum Middle School
  • Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Seton Academy


  • Bachelor of Arts, Benedictine University
  • Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, Lewis University
  • Master's Degree in Educational Technology, American College of Education

Phone: (708) 585-1002


DeVale Stubbs, Athletic Director

Previous Employment:

  • School Counselor, Rich East High School​
  • Football and Basketball Coach, Rich East High School
  • Thespian Club Sponsor and Male Mentorship Group Sponsor, Rich East High School
  • Football Coach and Drama Sponsor, TF North High School


  • Educational Specialist Degree in Administration & Supervision​, National Louis University
  • Master's Degree in School Counseling, Lewis University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration, Illinois Wesleyan University

Phone:  (708) 585-1027