Principal's Page

Principal Brett Bending
  • Welcome to the Principal’s Page.

    It is an honor to continue serving as Principal of Hampshire High School as I enter my 11th year in this capacity in 2023-2024.

    My journey in public education began in 1998 as an English teacher at Round Lake High School (Round Lake, IL), Grant Community High School (Fox Lake, IL), and Lake Havasu High School (Lake Havasu City, AZ), where I also served as Head Football Coach.  In 2006 my family and I moved back to Illinois, and I entered school leadership as a Dean of Students, returning to Round Lake High School.  Two years later, I became the Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.  In 2013, I joined the D300 community and became the Principal of Hampshire High School.  

    My purpose as school leader is to support and actualize District 300’s central mission at Hampshire High School by providing “engaging and inclusive educational experiences that empower and equip all of our students to discover, innovate, and succeed now and in the future.”  Our staff here at HHS is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all of our students and their families.  Strong partnerships and quality communication with families and our communities are essential to our success as a school.  

    Please feel free to contact me at the e-mail address below or call the main office with any questions or concerns. Go Whips!


    Dr. Brett Bending, Ed. D