Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. William C. Breisch
Mr. William C. Breisch was born in Melrose Park, Illinois and began his commitment to serving the students and families of Proviso Township High Schools over 15 years ago. Mr. Breisch considers it an honor to have worked with the students and Proviso community as a teacher, coach, Assistant Principal, Assistant Principal in Charge, Interim Principal and Principal. He is proud to say that he is truly a Pirate, Panther and Python, having worked in all three of the District 209 schools.
Currently, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in History Education from Illinois State University and a Master’s Degree in School Improvement Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University.
Mr. Breisch is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award for his exemplary contribution to learning, leadership research and service and his unwavering commitment and contribution to Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy’s recognition as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. As a result of his leadership, PMSA skyrocketed in state and national rankings, as high as #8 in Illinois according to U.S. News and World Report.
In his efforts to ensure high-quality equitable access to challenging learning opportunities and advanced coursework to all students, Mr. Breisch led PMSA’s authorization and recognition as an International Bachelorette (IB) World School, offering scholars an internationally recognized IB Diploma. Under the leadership of Mr. Breisch, PMSA offered the first Advanced Placement (AP) courses to students in 2013, a program that has increased to over 20 AP courses today.
Mr. Breisch’s leadership style includes a community-centered approach to education. He is proud to say he has built strong partnerships with PMSA families, including establishing a Parent Teacher Organization that continues to strengthen relationships and instill a sense of family and pride.
Mr. Breisch is a student first principal committed to ensuring the success of the whole child. He has demonstrated a continual commitment to embracing diversity, developing culturally responsive curricula and creating a learning environment that is equitable, supportive and enriching to all students. He believes that every single student in Proviso deserves “Nothing But The Best!” and is committed to that devotion to excellence every single day.
He is proud to be one of the longest standing members of the Proviso community and looks forward to continuing to serve students and families for many years to come.