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About Dr. Mike Pressler

Principal of Maine East High School

Dr. Pressler is dedicated to a strengths-focused approach to teaching and learning that honors each student’s individual assets and proclivities as the basis for creating relevant and engaging learning experiences. Helping students identify interests and passions and then weaving those into learning experiences at school is central to his personal educational mission.


Dr. Pressler has been a District 207 administrator for 25 years: he has been Principal at Maine East since 2010, following five years as Assistant Principal for Instruction. He earlier served as Fine Arts Department Chair and Director of Bands at Maine South, during which time the department received state and national recognition for exemplary arts education programs. Before coming to Maine 207, he taught at Lyons Township High School, Wichita East High School (KS), and in downstate Carlinville, Illinois. Pressler holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from National-Louis University, a Master of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Additionally he has completed advanced degree course work in public school administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



Latest Message/Announcement from Dr. Pressler

Follow Maine East on Social Media: Facebook: @MaineEastHighSchool Twitter: Instagram: @MEHS207 District 207’s Best for January – Improved Performance On behalf of the faculty and staff of Maine East High School, we are pleased to name Alexander Arriaga Ortega as one of “District 207’s Best” for Improved Performance/Outstanding Growth since the start of his freshman year at Maine East. Simply put, Alexander Arriaga Ortega has grown to become a committed, respectful, and hardworking student in everything he pursues at Maine East. His continued growth and enthusiasm toward learning and school is truly noteworthy and, frankly, what we would wish for all students. We are happy to salute Alex as one of 207’s Best!   District 207’s Best for February – Academic Achievement On behalf of the faculty and staff of Maine East High School, I am pleased to name Nicole Kasperek as “District 207’s Best” in the area of Academic...

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