Whether it’s a 5K run, a youth sports game, local festival or school event, chances are high that Al Skwarczynski of Minooka will be in attendance. Between his involvement with schools, his family and his community, Skwarczynski keeps himself active and involved for the betterment of Minooka.
Vietnam veteran and former principal Al Skwarczynski takes pride in his community of Minooka in which he and his wife Nancy have called home for over 27 years.
Skwarczynski was raised in Bartlett, enlisted in the Army and served one year in Vietnam. He came home, attended Illinois State University and obtained a degree in education. He immediately began to teach at Washington Junior High in Joliet where he would take on positions such as student advisor, asst. principal, and principal. He spent time as principal at TE Culbertson Elementary School, and retired as principal from Taft Elementary School in 2005.