NSU University School Names New Upper School Director

Scott Fech, Ph.D.

NSU University School, a JK through grade 12 college preparatory school, is proud to announce that Scott Fech, Ph.D., has been named the new director of the Upper School, effective July 1, 2016. Fech was offered the position after a comprehensive search process, which included parent surveys; committee meetings; faculty, staff, and student input; interviews; and candidate feedback.

“I truly believe that Scott is a great fit for our community, and I have full confidence in his ability to lead the Upper School into the future and to continue to expand the quality of our academic programs,” said William Kopas, M.Ed., head of school at NSU University School. “His expertise with curriculum enhancement, college placement, and academic leadership will be a tremendous asset to all of our students, faculty, and staff.”

Fech is currently the director of educational programs at The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago, Illinois. He was previously the high school principal at the University of Chicago Laboratory School from 2012 to 2015. Prior to his time at Lab School, Fech served in a number of administrative positions in the Grayslake Community High School District in Illinois, including two years as principal of Grayslake North High School. From 2002 to 2008, Fech was the principal of Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, Indiana.

Fech earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Loyola University in Chicago, an M.S. in Education from Purdue University-Calumet in Indiana, a Master’s of Theological Studies from University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, and a B.S. in Education from Indiana University.