Principal's Page

Principal - Jim Richter

I am honored and excited to serve as principal of St. Charles East High School. East is a standard for educational excellence, and it is my top priority to create opportunities for students that enable them to achieve success academically, athletically, and personally.

St. Charles East is special for me personally because it is here that I began my teaching career.  For over 14 years, as a teacher, lead teacher, and assistant principal, I have seen our students grow and mature under the guidance of talented and dedicated staff members. It has been my privilege to work alongside educators as part of the School Improvement Team, participate in the curriculum and instructional process, and support student learning by taking an active role in the hiring process.  

My passion for St. Charles East is also rooted in my family life. My wife and four children often accompany me to sporting events, theater performances, Auto Club car shows, Science Olympiad, HOPE Hustle and Homecoming. I am proud that they have witnessed the spirit of our students and the pride they take in being Saints.

It is imperative for families and high schools to form partnerships with the goal of supporting students as they strive to reach their goals. I look forward to working with you in the coming year and encourage you to reach out to me at any time. I am committed to making your child’s high school experience the best it can possibly be!

Jim Richter