Congratulations is in order as Chicago’s very own and esteemed House Music Legend Byron A. Stingily will serve as the new Principal of Lincoln Elementary & Jr. High Schools located in Dolton, IL.
Stingily’s work ethic and expertise in the educational system will surely be an asset to the school and District 148.
We can see him bringing his knowledge and musical background to the children and allowing his talents to permeate the youth to excel beyond what society determines to be sufficient!!
Congratulations to EarHustle411 fan favorite Byron A. Stingily we wish you all the best this life has to offer in your new role.
Read Mire as reported by the Chicago Tribune:
Byron A. Stingily not only has a wealth of experience in education but he has struck gold in the music industry as well.
Mr. Stingily is the new Principal of Lincoln Elementary and Junior High Schools in Dolton. The Dolton West School District 148 Board of Education approved his hiring at its July 24, 2018 meeting.
Mr. Stingily began his new administrative position on July 31, 2018. He fills the vacancy created by the departure of former Principal Dr. Donald Parker.
“I’ve already met staff and community members and I’m excited about this opportunity to work in District 148. Everybody is very positive and very professional. The District has everything in place to have a very successful school year,” Mr. Stingily said.
He was selected from a field of more than 30 applicants. He emerged as the District’s choice following an extensive interview process, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kevin J. Nohelty.
“Mr. Stingily brings impressive credentials to our District. His knowledge and understanding of the instructional and learning process will serve Lincoln Avenue School and the school community very well. His remarkable talents and accomplishments in the recording industry also struck a chord with us. We know the students and staff members are going to love and respect him,” Dr. Nohelty said.
A 17-year veteran in the education arena, Mr. Stingily also is a renowned Rhythm and Blues and house-music singer and songwriter. He is the former lead singer of the group, Ten City, whose albums have ranked gold in sales. Known for his falsetto voice, Mr. Stingily has achieved Grammy Award nominee status. As a solo artist, three of his records reached the top spot on U.S. Billboard charts.
He is the former Principal/Regional Director of Alternative Schools of McHenry County. Before that, he spent eight years as Principal of the Banner Academy High Schools in Chicago.
He is the father of seven children. The family includes son, Byron, who retired from the NFL after playing football for the Tennessee Titans; daughter, Diamond, who has been recognized as one of the leading contemporary artists in the world; and son, Cameron, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Two other children currently attend college and two attend elementary school.
His wife, Regina, is a Spanish/Language Arts Teacher in Country Club Hills.
Mr. Stingily has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Dominican University. He also received his endorsement as an educator in multiple subjects from Governors State University. He has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University and is pursuing his Doctorate Degree at Concordia University.
Lincoln Elementary and Junior High Schools are two of District 148’s 10 schools. The District has an early childhood center, six elementary schools, and three junior high schools serving approximately 2,200 students from the communities of Dolton, Riverdale, Harvey and South Holland.
Source: Chicago Tribune