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New for Parents: Are you searching for information on the website? Do you have questions about the Parent Portal or Infinite Campus and don’t know who to ask? If so, please submit your questions on the form below, and we will respond directly back to you via email. We will also post all questions and answers (no names) in each new posting of the Principal’s blog to help other parents who may be having the same problem. You may submit a question in a language other than English, but please indicate which language you are using on the form.  Parent Technology Questions Form   District 207’s Best for October – Community Service On behalf of the faculty and staff of Maine East High School, I am pleased to name Bella Garcia as one of “District 207’s Best” for her outstanding work in community service. With NHS, Bella has chaired a...

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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.