Oswego High School Asst. Principal and Activities Director William Nunamaker (Oswego High School photo)

Officials in Oswego SD308 say Oswego High School's Student Services Department will be on hand, Monday, for students coping with the loss of an assistant principal, who passed on Friday.

Oswego High School Principal Mike Wayne said in an e-mail sent to district parents and students on Sunday that Assistant Principal and Activities Director William Nunamaker passed on Friday after a battle with brain cancer over the past year.

Nunamaker began his educational career in 2003 as an English teacher at Farragut Career Academy in Chicago where he also served as the English Department chair. In 2010, Nunamaker moved to Plainfield East High School as a dean of students before coming to OHS, seven years ago.

Wayne said in the statement that Nunamaker, "quickly became a valued and respected leader, mentor and huge Panther supporter."

He added that Nunamaker was a, "very honest, dependable and caring individual who always had our students' best interest at heart."

The school additionally has additional teaching and secretarial support from the district at the school on Monday to allow staff time to have support and assistance.

A moment of silence will be held in honor of Nunamaker at the school on Monday morning.