David Gillean Named AHS Assistant Principal

David Gillean Named Assistant Principal at Affton High School
Posted on 02/19/2020
David Gillean Named Assistant Principal at Affton High SchoolOn Tues., Feb. 18, the Affton School District Board of Education approved the hiring of David Gillean as Assistant Principal for Affton High School for the 2020-2021 school year.

“David is bringing a whole new perspective to the Affton High School administrative team. His experiences in special education coupled with his leadership experience will allow him to hit the ground running,” said Dr. Deann Myers, principal at Affton High School. “His student-centered mindset and high expectations will serve our students well. We are excited to welcome him to AHS and have him as a member of our team.”

Gillean has served as an assistant principal for Effingham High School in Effingham, Il., since 2018, and as an assistant principal substitute, night school curriculum coordinator, and Project Success coordinator at Alton High School in Alton, Il., for six years prior. 

“I am thrilled to join the great staff at Affton High School! I look forward to my role as assistant principal in a district that is focused on achievement and high expectations for all students,” said Gillean. “As an instructional leader, I will strive to fulfill the mission of Affton High School by promoting and maintaining exemplary programs, a positive school culture, and a supportive environment for all students, staff, parents, and community.”

In addition to his administrative experience, Gillean served as a special education teacher for 10 years at Alton High School. He earned a bachelor of science in special education from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Il., and certification in educational leadership from McKendree University in Lebanon, Il.

Before moving to Illinois, Gillean lived in Alaska for 11 years. He and his wife have three boys, and they are all excited about their move to the St. Louis area. Gillean enjoys fishing, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends.

Gillean will begin serving as assistant principal at Affton High School on July 1. Also effective July 1, Dr. Tim Luecke, current assistant principal at AHS, will begin serving as Director of St. Louis Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (STL CAPS).
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