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Steve Proper - Assistant Principal of Special Education and At-Risk Students


Eastern Illinois University, B.A. Education

Concordia University, M.A. Educational Leadership


Teaching Experience:

Special Education Teacher – Bloom High School (2000-2003)

Special Education Teacher - Alan B. Shepard High School (2003-2007)


Administrative Experience:

Dean of Students – Delta Learning Center (2007-2010)

Dean of Students – Harold L. Richards (2010-2012)

Assistant Director of Special Education – CHSD 218 Administration Center (2012-2013)

Assistant Principal – Summit Learning Center (2013-2022)

Assistant Principal – Harold L. Richards High School (2022-



Administrative Responsibilities

  • Oversees Student Services, Special Education, and MTSS
  • Discipline: Special Programs, BIP Students & SPED consult
  • Oversees Daytime Interventions (SFL, Intervention Room, Online coursework Tutors and Math Lab)
  • Evaluate Certified and Classified Staff
  • Oversees Paraprofessionals