The Rock Island-Milan Board of Education approved the hiring of Michelle Lillis as the new Rock Island High School Athletic Director at a special meeting on Tuesday, March 7.
Mrs. Lillis currently serves as the assistant principal at Rock Island High School and has served in that capacity since 2014. She previously served as a dean from 2012-2013 and also taught Math in the Rock Island-Milan School District #41 for over 18 years.
In addition to teaching math, Lillis served as the Rock Island High School Girls Head Track Coach from 1995 to 2014 and Boys and Girls Cross Country Head Coach from 2000-2007. In 2010 Lillis was named Coach of the Year for Illinois Class AA Girls Track and Field. She was also City of Rock Island Citizen of the Year in Education in 2009.
Under Lillis’ leadership, the Lady Rocks claimed the Class AA Girls Track State Champion Title in 2009.
Lillis received her Bachelors in Math Education from St. Ambrose University and her Masters in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University. She also received her Master in Educational Administration from St. Ambrose University in 2003.
Lillis will take over the athletic programs and duties on July 1, 2017.