Phone: 630-636-3410


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Michael Mitchinson


Each day I enjoy every minute working with a wonderful staff, dynamite children and a supportive parent community.

My background includes attending the University of Iowa, Iowa City, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I then earned my master’s degree in educational leadership from Aurora University, in Aurora, Ill. I have been involved in education for 20 years. I have taught language arts, reading, math, geography and American history in grades six through eight. Also, I have served as an assistant principal in District 303 and spent seven years as a principal in School District 58. Not only have I spent a lot of time in classrooms, I have also spent many hours on the athletic fields and in gymnasiums coaching children of all ages.

I am excited to be part of the School District 308 administrative team!  Each day I look forward to meeting and working closely with the students, families and staff. Working together there is nothing we cannot accomplish. 

Phone: 630-636-3411


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Nicole Poynton

Assistant Principal 

Ms. Poynton began her educational career in 2002 (until 2008) with the Cicero School District 99 as a Bilingual 2nd Grade Teacher.  From 2008, she has worked for the Plainfield CCSD 202 as a TBE/TPI teacher as well as an administrator for the EL remote learning summer school program (2020).  During her time in the Plainfield CCSD, she has had responsibilities at both the building and the district level. Poynton received her Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Literature, from SUNY College at Potsdam, New York; Master of Science, Bilingual Education, from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois; and Master of Science, Educational Leadership, from University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois.

I am truly honored to serve the families and staff at Old Post Elementary. I believe the elementary years are crucial foundational years that greatly impact students’ future success. Therefore, I am enthusiastic and excited for the opportunity to assist Mr. Mitchinson and the OP staff in providing an intellectually and emotionally safe school environment in which each child can reach their greatest potential.