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Dr. Albert Brass

Over the last 25 years, Brass has made an impact in the high school education system. Prior to his current role at Rich East, Brass was employed at Franklin High School, Oak Creek High School, Hoffman Estates High School, Joliet West High School, and Bolingbrook High School in a variety of roles.

After graduating from Providence Catholic, Brass attended Mount Senario College on a basketball scholarship. After two years, he transferred to Marian College and earned his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. After graduation, Brass had the opportunity to play professional basketball overseas, however, he made the decision to pursue a Masters’ Degree in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Early in his career of Education, Brass was appointed the school counselor for two years in Wisconsin. Eventually, he moved back to Illinois and was named the Dean of Students, School Counselor, and Basketball Coach at Hoffman Estates High School for eight years.

Brass’s accomplishments were far from over when he went on to receive his administrative certificate from Lewis University.  He moved to Joliet West High School where he served as the school counselor, Dean of Students, and Advanced Placement Test Coordinator for seven years. During his time at Joliet West, Brass pursued his Doctoral Studies at the University of St. Francis obtaining his Ed.D. in Educational  Administration.

Quickly climbing the ladder of Education, Brass was appointed in an administrative role at Bolingbrook High School where he served as the Assistant Principal of Student Services and Building Operations for three years which lead him to his current role as the Head Principal of Rich East High School in Park Forest.


Dr. Albert Brass Jr.
Rich East High School
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