BRONZEVILLE — After serving 14 years as principal of De La Salle Institute, Jim Krygier has retired.
His retirement was effective when the 2014–2015 school year ended, school officials said.
“It was a great decision to come to De La Salle,” Krygier said in a statement. “It’s been a privilege to have had the opportunity to serve as principal for this excellent high school. I have thoroughly enjoyed the student body and the parents are very supportive.”
Krygier started at De La Salle on July 1, 2001 after serving as principal of Bloom Trail High School in Steger from 1994-2001. Over a 25-year period at Bloom, he also served as director of vocational education, an athletics administrator and a teacher of health, physical education and drivers' education.
Since it opened in 1889, De La Salle has educated students from all over the South Side, taking students from neighborhoods like Bridgeport, Bronzeville and Back of the Yards. Political powerhouses and former mayors Richard J. Daley and Richard M. Daley both attended De La Salle.
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