Old Post Elementary School
Old Post Elementary School’s theme: “Be Brave, Be Kind, Be You”.
What is a “Golden Chewbacca!” Award, you ask? Star Wars character Chewbacca (also known as Chewie) is known for having a big heart and unwavering loyalty to his friends. The staff at Old Post Elementary School receive a “Golden Chewbacca!” for special recognition and achievements. The students receive “Sparkling Student” Awards, and we know that “to sparkle” indicates to shine brightly. Old Post staff and students are appreciated and acknowledged for the amazing things they do!
Old Post Elementary School is led by Mr. Mike Mitchinson and assisted by Mr. Brian Tworek. It is home to 64 total staff members, 463 students and houses the district’s Sheltered English Instruction program.
This is Mr. Mike Mitchinson first year as the principal at Old Post Elementary School; however, he is no stranger to SD 308. Mr. Mitchinson’s favorite part of being an administrator is being able to collaboratively work with all individuals to improve learning for the students. Prior to Old Post, Mr. Mitchinson held the role of principal at Boulder Hill Elementary School. He has been in the educational field for 24 years where he has been an assistant principal in St. Charles and a principal in Downers Grove. Mr. Mitchinson graduated from the University of Iowa, and he is still a big Hawkeye’s fan! He chose to pursue education for the valuable relationships with students, staff, families and the community. When not at school or a school function, Mr. Mitchinson can be found out on the lake Muskie fishing.
Mr. Brian Tworek, Old Post’s assistant principal, has 16 years of experience in the education field: three years as a 5th grade teacher, 11 years as a 4th grade teacher and now in his second year as an assistant principal. Did you know that Mr. Tworek was once on the Bozo Show and played Bozo Buckets? How cool!! Mr. Tworek attended the College of Lake County, Western Illinois University and the University of St. Francis and choose the path of education to meet the needs of all students, no matter what challenges might arise. Mr. Tworek finds that every day presents itself with new and unique challenges, and the hard part is finding time in the day to accomplish it all!
Are you interested in learning more about Old Post Elementary School, or the other fantastic schools that comprise Oswego Community Unit School District 308? Read more online at www.sd308.org