We take pride in assuring that our mission statement, “We are committed to provide all students with the skills they need to be life-long learners and productive citizens” is a visible and important description of our dedication to supporting student success. With over 1400 students, 100 teachers and numerous support staff, our school community offers many opportunities for our students and families. Our diverse curriculum includes a variety of electives, twenty advanced placement courses, and dual credit options. We continue to expand our offerings and are adding new courses each year to meet the needs of our students. In addition, many support programs are incorporated, such as the student resource center, AIM period, peer tutoring, the learning resource center, peer leaders, and a Response to Intervention system. The dedicated staff who work closely with our students as well as the many interventions provided results in a 92% graduation rate and over 67% of our students enrolling in post-secondary educational programs. Likewise, students are provided the opportunity to participate in 23 athletic teams and over 40 extra-curricular activities designed to engage students beyond the school day. Our Distinguished Warrior Program is designed to encourage students to excel in the classroom, participate in extra-curricular activities, make positive choices and commit to community services; over 30% of the Class of 2019 earned this distinction at the graduation ceremony. In short, we strive to provide a quality experience for each student at McHenry West.
Terry Fitzgibbons is in his seventh year as the Associate Principal at West Campus, and eleventh year as an Administrator in District 156. This is Mr. Fitzgibbons’ thirty-first year working with children, twenty-three years in the educational field as a teacher and administrator. Prior to becoming an educator Mr. Fitzgibbons was a physical activities director for the Chicago Park District. Mr. Fitzgibbons earned his Bachelor’s Degree from North Central College where he played on the varsity baseball team . He was voted team captain by his peers and was nominated as a 1st Team All Conference player by the coaches of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.
Mr. Fitzgibbons was a Physical Education teacher at Woodland Middle School prior to beginning his career as a school administrator. Mr. Fitzgibbons has experience coaching the following sports; girls softball, track and field, boys bowling and baseball. Mr. Fitzgibbons earned his Masters Degree from Northern Illinois University and has held administrative positions as a Dean, Director of Deans and Assistant Principal. Mr. Fitzgibbons is married to Erin Fitzgibbons and has two children, Emma and Sean.
Mr. Greg Eiserman - Assistant Principal
Phone: (815) 385-7077 ext 5515
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree at Illinois Wesleyan
Master’s Degree at Aurora University
Ed.S. (Education Specialist) at Western Illinois University
Greg Eiserman is in his third year as Assistant Principal at West Campus. This is his twenty-second year in public education with twenty one of those at MCHS. Mr. Eiserman was in the classroom for nineteen years while also serving as Department Chair, Division Chair, and union president. Prior to his move to administration, he coached basketball, soccer and tennis. He also helped create and advise the Student Leadership Team and created Warrior Nation while Student Council advisor. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Illinois Wesleyan, his Master’s Degree at Aurora University, and recently completed his Ed.S. through Western Illinois University. Mr. Eiserman is married to Jen Eiserman and has three children, Ella, Emmett and Charles. He is also a very proud alumnus of MCHS. You can follow him on Twitter @MrEiserman.
Barry Burmeister, CMAA is in his thirty-fourth year as an educator, coach, and currently serves as the Athletic Administrator at McHenry Community High School. Prior to becoming the Director of Athletics, he taught Government and Citizenship, Youth and The Law, as well as, serving as the Assistant Athletic Director. He also served as the Head Varsity Men’s Basketball coach, Head Men’s Sophomore Basketball coach, and Assistant Varsity Women’s Basketball Coach. Prior to becoming the Head Men’s Basketball coach, he was the varsity assistant in the Men’s Basketball Program for fourteen years, serving loyally under numerous head coaches. In addition, he coached in the very successful McHenry Football program as a varsity assistant, and was the head coach and later varsity assistant of a perennial powerhouse in softball, during his thirty-three year tenure at MCHS.
He has attained Certified Master Athletic Administrator status, which is the highest level of achievement in his profession. Barry’s family consists of his wife Karyn, his son TC, his daughter Annika and his stepdaughters Kaitlyn and Megan.
Officer Samuel Shafer started with the McHenry Police Department in 2014, and is in his third year as the school resource officer at McHenry High School - West Campus. He is also a part of the Investigations Division of the McHenry Police Department. Sam is a 2006 graduate of Woodstock High School. He has completed his Masters of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College and has been working to complete his PHD in Public Administration. During his career with the McHenry Police Department Officer Shafer has been a Juvenile Officer, Evidence Technician, Field Training Officer, Bicycle Officer, and ATV Officer. In his free time Sam enjoys staying active, triathlon training, and enjoying the outdoors with his dog Ryland.