William E. Young

THE WILLIAM E. YOUNG ELEMENTARY STAFF IS COMMITTED TO ACTIVE, REFLECTIVE, CREATIVE LEARNING. WE BELIEVE LEARNING IS MAXIMIZED WHEN IT TAKES PLACE IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT AND ASSISTANCE. WE CELEBRATE THE PURSUIT OF LIFELONG LEARNING.

Message from the Principal

Welcome to William E. Young School. As principal, I am honored to be a part of a school and district that focuses on individualized learning and innovative thinking. At Young, we are committed to valuing all ideas with respect; listening attentively and communicating effectively; and always focusing on the best interest of the children. When our students finish their time at Young School, they will have made tremendous growth both academically and socially, and will be ready to take on new endeavors and challenges in middle school. Our staff is here to help children grow and become responsible, respectful, well-educated citizens. Please do not hesitate to call or email me if you would like more information about Young school.

Mr. Michael SzopinskiPrincipal, William E. Young School
mszopinski@homerschools.org

Meet the Principal

Michael Szopinski has been the Principal at Young School since the school first opened in 2010. He grew up in Downers Grove and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his Bachelor’s degree in History. He went on to receive his teaching certification from Elmhurst College and his Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Loyola University Chicago. He began his teaching career as a 7th grade social studies/literature teacher in Keeneyville Elementary School District 20 in Hanover Park. He joined the ranks of school administrator in 2006 when he was selected to serve as Assistant Principal of Aux Sable School in Minooka. In 2008, he was named Principal of Allen Elementary School in East Aurora. In 2010, he joined the Homer School District 33C family. Mr. Szopinski lives in Plainfield with his wife, Liz, and their three children: Gabriel, Benjamin and Nathaniel.

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