Phone: (847) 731-9803


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Bonnie Felske - Principal

Ms. Felske has dedicated 29 years in service to students in Zion.  In 1995, she began her career teaching 7th and 8th grade social studies in this community. In 2010, she moved to District 126 as a Dean of Students and later the Assistant Principal at New Tech High.  In 2021, she became the Principal of New Tech High @ Zion-Benton East.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education from Lake Forest College and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and School Leadership credentials from Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois.

"It is my belief that the education of our children is best accomplished through strong partnerships with parents and the surrounding community. I encourage our parents and guardians to become active participants in the education of our students by getting involved in school activities and keeping in contact with teachers and school staff. I recommend staying connected to the school by having an updated phone number and email address in Skyward so we can keep open communication, and you can visit our website and social media platforms regularly for news and updates.

I am honored to serve as principal of Zion-Benton East (formerly New Tech High @ Zion-Benton East) and am excited about all the possibilities this new school year has to offer. I look forward to working collectively as a family to ensure our students thrive in our global society and graduate college, career, and life ready. If you have questions or concerns, or would simply like to connect, please feel free to email me at [email protected].

This is going to BEE a great year!"


Phone: (847) 731-9800


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Mike Isaacs - Asst. Principal

A class of 2004 ZB graduate, Mr. Mike Isaacs is in his 15th year with Zion-Benton Township High School District #126. Mr. Isaacs received his Bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University in 2009, a Master's degree in Educational Technology from the American College of Education in 2012, and most recently received a Master's in School Administration: The Principalship in 2022 from Northeastern Illinois University. In his 15 years with the district, Mr. Isaacs has contributed in many roles: PE and Health teacher at Zion-Benton, ZAP, and New Tech for 13 years, varsity boys' volleyball coach, Human Resources Manager during the 2022-23 school year, and now he is joining us as the Assistant Principal for Operations and Academics at Zion-Benton East (formerly New Tech High @ Zion-Benton East). Mr. Isaacs, with his wife Elizabeth, have two wonderful sons; Ryan and Jacob. The Isaacs family loves to play sports, go camping, and have movie nights with lots of popcorn.