Oswego East High School

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Mr. Scott Savage

Phone: 630-636-2209

Email: ssavage@sd308.org

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Mr. Scott Savage

Principal

Scott Savage became principal of Oswego East High School (OEHS) July 1, 2015, bringing more than 17 years of professional educational experience to School District 308. He began his career in 1998 at Whitney Young Magnet School in Chicago. In 2000, Savage worked as a social sciences teacher and summer school principal at Centennial High School in Champaign, Ill., before serving as the dean of students from 2004 to 2006. From there, he moved to Thornton High School District 205, where he became an assistant principal until 2012, when he was named the principal of MacArthur Middle School in Berkeley, Ill.

Savage earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and his master’s degree in educational administration from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, which included duty at Marine Barracks, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and a tour during Operation Desert Storm. He continues to support military veterans and their families through his involvement in the Wounded Warriors Project.

“High levels of student achievement will be my goal,” said Savage. “Oswego East High School is a great school, where students and staff achieve greatness in and out of the classroom. We have amazing teachers and staff, supportive parents, and enthusiastic students. This year, we will live and breathe our motto: Excellence, Academics Spirit and Tradition!

Equipped with a diverse and well-rounded background, Savage looks forward to working with faculty, staff, parents and students to help OEHS achieve world-class status.

Mrs. Laura Bankowski

Phone: 630-636-2211

Email: lpastirikbankowski@sd308.org

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Mrs. Laura Bankowski

Assistant Principal

In her role at Ottawa, Laura Bankowski worked in collaboration with her district’s board of education and superintendent to develop a long-range plan for effective educational programming. She also researched, developed and recommended educational goals, curriculum, instruction and programs consistent with her district’s philosophies and state standards.


Bankowski has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, as well as a master’s degree in educational administration from Central Michigan University, in Mount Pleasant.

Mrs. Margaret Darnell

Phone: 630-636-2212

Email: MDarnell@sd308.org

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Mrs. Margaret Darnell

Assistant Principal

Before coming to School District 308 last school year, Darnell served as the dean of students for Plainfield East High School in School District 202. In that role she communicated with students, parents, staff, and the community to support students in making positive decisions. She also managed student attendance.

Darnell earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish both from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

Mr. Christopher Grays

Phone: 630-636-4520

Email: cgrays@sd308.org

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Mr. Christopher Grays

Assistant Principal

Mr. Grays began his career as paraprofessional/substitute teacher at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in 2007. He then took a position as guidance counselor and assistant athletic director at North Lawndale College Prep High School in Chicago in 2011. Following that, he was a guidance counselor from 2013-14 at Crete-Monee High School before becoming administrative dean of students at Crete-Monee in 2014.

Mr. Grays received his undergraduate degree in business from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, his master's of education in school counseling from Saint Xavier University, in Chicago, and his education specialist certificate in administration and supervision from National Louis University, in Lisle, ILL.

 

 Akiva Carson

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Akiva Carson

Special Education Coordinator

Prior to coming to Oswego 308, Mr. Carson was a program supervisor of special education at the Proviso Area for Exceptional Children Cooperative in Maywood IL.  Mr. Carson has a number of years experience as a special education teacher in a variety of classroom settings in public and private school settings.  Mr. Carson was a dean of students in a middle school setting, program supervisor for special education services in both a high school setting and K-8 setting, and an assistant principal at an Therapeutic Day school for high school-aged students. 

 
Mr. Carson completed his undergraduate degree in special education at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst Illinois. Mr. Carson completed his master's degree in educational leadership at Roosevelt University in Chicago Illinois.  Currently, Mr. Carson is pursuing an educational doctorate focusing in the area of Disability and Equity in Education at National Louis University with an expected completion date of December 2017.

 

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