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School District 308 October PRIDE Winners

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Contact: Theresa Komitas
Phone: (630) 608-5031

School District 308 October 2022 PRIDE Winners

Oswego, Ill. (October 25, 2022)  The Oswego Community Unit School District 308 Board of Education recognized the October 2022 winners of the PRIDE (Proudly Recognizing Individuals Demonstrating Excellence) Recognition Program at their meeting held on Monday, October 24. Prior to their recognition at the Board meeting, Dr. Sparlin went to each building and visited the winners to announce and celebrate their recognition. Please enjoy a few pictures from those visits by Dr. Sparlin to the PRIDE winners. The Board of Education implemented this program in the fall of 2015 to recognize, promote and celebrate the many contributions made by teachers and employees across the district.  


“The individuals honored and recognized as PRIDE winners not only go above and beyond for our students and schools but they also reflect the true meaning of service,”  said Dr. John Sparlin, superintendent of schools.  “The board and I are honored to recognize our teachers and our employees through this program for all they do on a daily basis for the success of our students.” 


PRIDE teacher winners, BOE Members, Dr. Sparlin, and BOE Student Advisory Members

Teachers of the Month (October), sponsored by Allied First Bank:  

  • DaveJohnson, a Math Teacher at Oswego High School, 

  • Katie Landers, a Reading Specialist at Southbury Elementary School,

  • Heather Kraus, a Language Arts Teacher at Bednarcik Junior High School, and

  • Caitlin Wilson, a 1st Grade Teacher at Long Beach Elementary School.


Employee PRIDE winners, BOE Members, Dr. Sparlin, BOE Student Advisory Members

Employees of the Month (October), co-sponsored by Chick-fil-A and Huntington Learning Center:  

  • Katie Jones, Assistant Principal at Plank Junior High School and

  • Pete Meismer, Assistant Principal at Hunt Club Elementary School.

We thank our generous District PRIDE Partners who have donated prizes to our winners and have helped make this program a success: Allied First Bank, Chick-fil-A, Huntington Learning Center and Culvers. We would also like to thank all those who nominated individuals for consideration as October PRIDE winners.


To learn more about the PRIDE program, please visit: