Luke Corry, Brighton Park Principal
B.A. English Literature, University of Oregon
M. Ed. Policy and Leadership, University of Michigan
Luke Corry began his career in education with Teach for America, where he taught fourth and sixth grade writing in rural Louisiana and New Orleans. His classroom experience, along with internships at the Louisiana Department of Education and New Schools for Baton Rouge, sparked his interest in policy and school leadership. “The opportunity to found a school with a team of committed adults” in Chicago brought him to Brighton Park and Acero Schools. “I’m looking forward to my first year as a principal,” he said. “My primary goal is to build on the strong foundation of our past four years [at Brighton Park].”
Dear Brighton Park Families,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am thrilled to continue to have the opportunity to serve as the Principal of Acero Brighton Park. This year, we are looking to expanding on our offerings for students and families during and after the school day. Specifically, we hope to:
- Increase the number of seats available for after school clubs in all grades. This may come through staff-led clubs or other after school partnerships.
- Ensure that all students gain exposure to new knowledge and experiences through eight curriculum-connected or curriculum-enhancing enrichment experiences (such as field trips and additional school partnerships).
- Provide significantly more opportunities for parents to be involved in our school community through structured volunteer opportunities and additional parent programming.
In addition to those goals, we will be the Second Step program, a curriculum that is designed to support students' social and emotional skills. Each week, students will receive grade-appropriate instruction that is designed to increase school success and decrease problem behaviors by teaching skills for learning as well as how to manage emotions, solve problems, and make friends. Lessons are interactive in nature, and we will be sending home frequent updates on the lesson content along with suggestions for extending the learning at home.
This will be an exciting year at Acero Brighton Park. I look forward to working with all of our students, families, and teachers in the coming year!