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Robert Szklanecki
Principal
  Terri Dodds
Assistant Principal
Mr. Robert Szklanecki served as the assistant to the principal and learning coach at Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21.  He began his career in education as an intermediate instructional teacher, and in 2005 became the assistant to the principal at Edgar A. Poe Elementary School in Arlington Heights.

He received his bachelor's degree in elementary education from Illinois State University, and his master's degree in Educational Leadership from Northeastern University. In addition to his duties with District 21, he also served as an assistant instructional professor at his alma mater, Illinois State University.


Mrs. Terri Dodds was appointed assistant principal of Palos East School in 2013. Prior to her administrative role, Mrs. Dodds taught special education at East for 11 years, and demonstrates strength in her understanding of student discipline and her ability to work with special needs students in both conduct and instruction.

She received her bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University in Elementary Education, and her master's degree in Educational Leadership from St. Francis University. Mrs. Dodds lives with her husband and two children, and enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also likes to visit museums, restaurants, sightsee in Chicago, and attend Cubs games.