Principal Brian Waterman to replace Timothy Kilrea as superintendent

Board of education appoints Waterman to superintendent through unanimous vote

Dr. Brian Waterman (photo via

Claire Williams

An LT press release announced on Feb. 16 that Principal Brian Waterman will replace Superintendent Timothy Kilrea, who will be retiring in June. The board of education appointed Waterman through a unanimous vote, Kilrea said in the press release.

“As principal, [Waterman] has helped lead and expand on an already impressive tradition of excellence at LTHS,” Kilrea said. “His student-centered focus, fair and approachable demeanor and consummate professionalism will continue to be an excellent fit for our students, staff and families.”

Kilrea announced his retirement after 14 years as superintendent in September 2020. The board then began their search for a new superintendent in October.

Kilrea’s retirement will take effect on June 30, 2021. Waterman will transition to his role as superintendent for the 2021-22 school year the following day.

Waterman has been principal at LT for the past seven years. His transition to superintendent will create a vacancy for the principal position. LT will begin the search process for a new principal immediately, Waterman said.

“Our goal will be to find a leader who will work tirelessly for our school community,” he said.

Waterman is excited to continue helping LT students thrive in his role as superintendent.

“I am passionate about ensuring that all students take ownership in their individual quest for a fulfilling life,” he said. “I could not be more humbled and excited to engage in this work as superintendent of Lyons Township High School.”