Dear Parents,

Welcome to Winnebago Elementary School!  We serve approximately 450 students in grades preschool through 5th.  We are a school community that is proud to call ourselves the Eagles.  We take honor serving our students and community through hard work and dedication to academics, service and overall social-emotional learning.

Winnebago's highly qualified staff is committed to welcoming, educating and supporting every student who walks through our doors.  The elementary years are filled with both exciting and challenging times as your child changes and grows.  It is our partnership with you that will help your child manage these ups and downs and grow into a well-educated and well-rounded individual.

To foster our partnership with home, we encourage parents to use the online tools provided by the district and the school to stay connected to their child’s learning.  Please contact teachers with any questions or concerns that may come up during the school year.  Winnebago also has a highly dedicated and active PTO.  All parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend these meetings and get involved.  

We are here for your child and will foster their growth academically and social-emotionally.  If there is anything the office can do to better support you or your child, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Jon Pokora, Principal

Jon Pokora, PRINCIPAL 


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Jon Pokora received a B.A. in Elementary Education from Augustana College, and an M.A. in Educational Leadership and Doctorate in Education from Aurora University. He has been leading Winnebago students and staff as principal since 2011. Prior to this position, Pokora was an assistant principal at Marquardt Middle School and spent five years as an eighth grade social studies teacher in Carol Stream.