FAIRBURY – Fairbury High School’s own Nicholas Kroon was the recipient of 2016-2017 Region I Outstanding New Principal award.
Kroon has been working to improve the climate in the district. At the beginning of the school year, he implemented a new program to decrease failure rates and boost the amount of positive comments that staff members make to students throughout the school day. Along with decreasing the failure rates in their district, Kroon has also worked with his colleagues to decrease the amount of suspensions this year. To date, they have slashed the number of behavior related suspensions by seventy-five percent.
Kroon has also helped with the reVision process in Fairbury Public Schools which is focusing on creating Career Technical Education (CTE) courses and maximizing programs for students in their district.