By Madison Bratley ’21
After months of assessing potential candidates, Payton’s Local School Council on Monday night chose Melissa Resh to succeed Timothy Devine as Payton’s next principal.
The Local School Council last month had narrowed the field to two competitive candidates, Jaya Miller-Little from Whitney Young High School and Resh from Lake View High School. After public interviews last month and a public comment period Monday night before the vote, the council unanimously decided to award Resh a principal contract. Resh has served Lake View High School for the last two years (including this year) as Assistant Principal/STEM Director, Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep High School for the previous two years as Assistant Principal, and South Loop Elementary School as Resident Principal for one year prior.