After years of leading Evanston Township High School District 202 as superintendent, Eric Witherspoon shared his final message with the community in a video posted on YouTube Wednesday afternoon. Witherspoon’s official last day on the job is June 30.

“For the past 16 years, I’ve truly had the joy of walking these halls, visiting classrooms, being in the cafeterias with our students and stepping outside to be with our students on the front lawn and while they wait for the buses,” Witherspoon said in the video. “I cheered at athletic events, and I applauded at concerts and plays, too many to even count.”

Marcus Campbell, the longtime ETHS assistant superintendent and principal under Witherspoon, will take over as superintendent effective July 1. Witherspoon said he plans to stick around in Evanston and continue supporting ETHS for the foreseeable future, and he said the district is in good hands thanks to Campbell’s leadership.

“With your continued hard work, and our supportive school board and with our talented, broad-based leadership team and faculty, ETHS will continue to get stronger, to improve and to evolve,” he said. “I see good things ahead for ETHS as this fine school continues to grow and to flourish, and I look forward to remaining an active member of our beloved community.”

You can read more about Witherspoon’s time at ETHS in the RoundTable’s profile of his career.

Duncan Agnew

Duncan Agnew covers Evanston public schools, affordable housing, City Hall and more for the RoundTable. He also writes long-form investigations, features and the morning email newsletter three times a...

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