About our Principal


Principal, Mr. Ruiz

Our School Principal, Joel Ruiz has worked as an educator since 2007. He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago and later received his MBA at Keller Graduate School of Management.  After working as a retail manager for several years he turned his sights on education. He went back to school and got his teaching certification and a masters in education at Rockford University. He began his teaching career in his childhood neighborhood, Little Village, in Chicago in 2007.  He then relocated to the Waukegan area in 2008 and has been an educator at Glen Flora ever since. In 2016 he received his principal endorsement and a year later became the assistant principal of Glen Flora. Joel was the assistant principal for two years until he was chosen as the current Glen Flora Principal. When not in school he can be found spending time with his three kids, wife, and dogs. 


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