Marist High School Principal Larry Tucker ’79 announced in late April that Tom Gouterman will assume the role of academic dean of upperclassmen starting with the 2017-18 school year. Gouterman has worked at Marist for six years, serving as a science instructor, coordinator of academic mentoring, and summer school principal. He has also coached within the wrestling and track programs.
“Tom brings a great energy to the role and has established strong relationships with teachers and students,” Tucker explained.
Gouterman received his bachelor degree in chemistry from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and a Master of Education in teaching and special education from National Louis University. Before coming to Marist he taught for Chicago Public Schools.
“Working with the majority of the Marist student body as a teacher and academic mentor brought me great joy and fulfillment,” Gouterman said. “I look forward to continuing my role as an academic mentor for our students and to support our faculty in providing the best education possible.”