Welcome, Dr. Jesús Antonio Laurel!

Dr. Jesús Antonio Laurel is excited to return to Back of the Yards College Prep as Assistant Principal, where he previously completed principal residency under the leadership of his resident principal mentor, Dr. Patricia Brekke. Most recently, Dr. Laurel served as Assistant Principal of South Shore International College Prep. 

Dr. Laurel began his career in education working as academic advisor and recruitment counselor for the LARES Program at UIC while earning his master’s degree in secondary education. As a high school English teacher, Dr. Laurel taught at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Community Links High School, and Juarez Community Academy where he served in several leadership roles. He is also a proud graduate of CPS neighborhood schools and grew up in the Little Village community. Dr. Laurel is excited to welcome the students and families of Back of the Yards College Prep back to school and looks forward to an amazing school year!