Glen Crest Middle School Principal Brett McPherson

  • Brett McPhersonBrett McPherson was named the principal of Glen Crest Middle School in 2023. He wants Glen Crest to continue to be a place students love coming to every day.

    “School culture and school pride are very important to me,” McPherson said. “I want students, staff, and parents to feel comfortable at their school.”

    Prior to joining Glen Crest, McPherson was the principal at Belvidere Central Middle School. McPherson also served as principal at Genoa-Kingston High School for five years and principal of Genoa-Kingston Middle School for two years. He was a classroom teacher for eight years.

    McPherson wanted to work at Glen Crest because of the school’s great reputation in the state, which he had heard about through his involvement in the Illinois Principals Association. 

    “Middle school is definitely where I want to be. I like that the students are still trying to figure out who they are,” he said. “We can help them figure that out.”

    McPherson was the Kishwaukee region Herman Graves Award recipient for outstanding contributions to the Illinois Principal Association in both 2019 and 2021.

    McPherson earned bachelor’s degrees in education and history from Cornell College in 1997 and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Aurora University in 2004. He has three adult children.

    Contact Brett McPherson:

    (630) 469-5220

    Glen Crest secretary: Daenon Scobee email