DepartmentsComputer Science, Physical Education, ROTC, World Languages
ResponsibilitiesAthletics, Building Operations, Library, Lunchroom, Security, Student Support, Technology Office
Mr. Dresser is incredibly excited to join the Lane community as an Assistant Principal and comes to the role with a passion for learning and collaboration. Most recently, he served as a Resident Principal at Northside College Prep High School, where he led the SEL, MTSS, & Leadership Teams. Prior to his work at NCP, he served in numerous roles at ChiTech Academy High School, including Teacher Leader and Director of Adult Learning, where his work focused on project design, assessment, and instructional coaching. In 2015, he had the opportunity to study at the High Tech High Education Leadership Academy, where he led a school team focused on curating high-quality student work and building capacity of staff to design interdisciplinary projects. He believes all students learn best when they feel a connection to their teachers, their curriculum, and their school.
Mr. Dresser graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Tulsa, a Master’s in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and completed a Principal Residency with the Chicago Leadership Collaborative in concert with the New Leaders Aspiring Principals Program.
ResponsibilitiesILT, Attendance, Omega, Tutoring, Volunteers, Library
DepartmentsArt, Drama, Music
ResponsibilitiesCommunications, Culture and Climate, Deans, LT Academic Center, Public Relations, Social Media, Student Activities, Title IX Coordinator
DepartmentsCounseling, Diverse Learners, Personnel
ResponsibilitiesAdmissions, Behavioral Health Team, College Fair, Freshmen/Sophomores On Track, Friends of Lane Liaison, Human Resources-Personnel Director
DepartmentsAlpha-STEM, Math (Geometry and Algebra), Science
ResponsibilitiesAdvanced Placement, Alpha-STEM, CIWP, Data & Assessment, Programming
Edwina Thompson, a wife, mother to a son and two bonus daughters, and the very proud Principal of Lane Tech College Prep continues in her Lane alum, former student teacher, teacher and current finalist for the principalship of this prestigious community. Her foundation as a licensed educator spans 17 years with most of that time being spent as a Lane Tech faculty member since 2006. However, she has been a member of the Lane Tech community since 1995 serving as an involved student member of the Gospel Choir, Black Student Association, Cheerleading Team, Senior Class Officers, Aid to Staff, and so much more!
Mrs. Thompson’s post-secondary accolades include a Bachelor’s Degree in English-Secondary Education/Minor in Computer Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University. During her time as a National Board Certified teacher ( achieved 2008) , she taught all levels of English including Debate and Argumentation and even developed Lane Tech’s inaugural African American Literature course.
In addition to teaching, she worked as a teacher leader on the Instructional Leadership Team, curriculum committee, SIPAA team , Performance Improvement team, and Parent Resource Initiatives. She also served as the city and national championship Debate coach, Gospel Choir Sponsor and Black Student Association Sponsor- for which she wrote two plays, organized Lane’s first HBCU college tour and designed Lane’s first T.A.S.T.E. ( a festival for school and community groups to share their talents, goods, and services with the Lane community).
Her work is heavily steeped in what is best instructionally, socially, and equitably for our students and staff as she believes that we are all here for the purpose of seeing our students succeed. As an Assistant Principal, she oversaw the English Department, SAT Prep, Equity Initiatives, Literacy, Attendance Incentives, the Instructional Leadership Team, HBCU College Tour Planning, Gospel Choir, BSA, Tutoring, and wherever else she was needed
Mrs. Thompson is a highly skilled, passionate, and results-oriented instructional servant leader who believes in providing optimal and equitable educational experiences for students while building staff capacity. Her dedication to student and staff success fuels her desire to serve as the collaborative leader of Lane Tech. It is not only because of what she has done or can do for Lane. That desire is fueled by what the Lane Tech community- students, staff, and parents, community partners- have imparted into her.