Johnsburg lands former Jacobs AD Tom Ross for position

Published: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 6:50 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 6:50 p.m. CDT

Johnsburg has hired former Jacobs athletic director Tom Ross to fill that spot, principal Kevin Shelton said Saturday.

Ross served at Jacobs for four years before leaving in 2011 to become principal at Westwood Elementary School in Woodstock. The Johnsburg job opened up recently when former AD Trevor Leopold took a job in Seattle, Wash., where he will be near his mother and brother.

Ross will teach one physical education class and work the rest of the time as the Skyhawks’ AD. He will start Monday and will have former AD Bruce Harbecke to help with the transition. Harbecke has been filling in the last two weeks while District 12 searched for Leopold’s successor.

Ross’ daughter Jenna will be a freshman at Crystal Lake South and plays soccer.

“Once you get the high school thing in your blood, it’s hard to get rid of,” Ross said. “That’s what drove me back, seeing the kids and games.”

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