Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. School Leadership - Concordia University B.S. Art Education- Illinois State University B.S. Graphic Design- Illinois State University
Mr. William Howard, Principal
My name is Bill Howard and I am now in my ninth year at Matteson School District 162, and thrilled to be beginning another year serving as Principal of the Indiana Wildcats! I could not be more excited to be part of the team here at Indiana along with our new Assistant Principal, Ms. King and a fantastic staff of dedicated teachers!
Prior to coming to Indiana as Principal during the 2019-2020 school year, I served as the Assistant Principal of Arcadia School for 2 years, and Matteson School for 3 years. Before joining Matteson SD162, I was a Dean of Students and Art Teacher at Lincoln-Way West High School. During my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, volunteering at the local animal shelter, and being outdoors.
The partnership between schools and home is essential. Please work with the teacher to keep the lines of communication open and positive. Do not hesitate to call me at any time to set up a meeting, share a concern or let us know how we can better help your child have a positive learning experience and reach success. Excellence is our Expectation at the Indiana and the key to making that a reality is our partnership with you. Together we will achieve great things in the upcoming school year!
Please come see the exciting things taking place within our school.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Christina King, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Christina King is a 23-year veteran in education. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in African Studies from Chicago State, a Masters’ Degree in Education from Roosevelt University, and Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. Mrs. King has experience in elementary education and secondary education.
Mrs. King has 13 years of teaching experience in Chicago Public and Charter School sectors. She has been an administrator for 10 years and served in the capacity of Dean of Students, Dean of Culture and Discipline, Assistant Principal of Operations and a District Administrator of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).
In coupled with her extensive career, she has several career achievements that align with her experience.
* Nominated to participate in the New Leaders Aspiring Principal Program 2015 cohort
* Designed and delivered a professional development multidisciplinary unit for the DuSable Museum in 2005
* Established a partnership with the Hope Community Center for all students living within the West Lawn community to receive drug treatment services and support.
* Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Teaching.
* Sizemore Academy Outstanding Service Award for School Leadership in 2010
* Hope Community Service Award: Created and Established a Drug Treatment Partnership for High School Students in the West Lawn/Englewood Communities in 2017