Early Learning Center
Mike Wayne grew up in south suburban Crete and graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1982. After receiving his teaching degree from Northern Illinois University, Mr. Wayne joined the faculty at Rich South High School in Richton Park where he taught Social Studies and coached tennis and football. Upon earning his Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Illinois, Mr. Wayne became Dean of Students at Niles West High School in Skokie. He then moved to Downers Grove North High School where he served ten years as Associate Principal. Mr. Wayne was appointed Principal of Oswego High School in July, 2006.
As an avid fan of both the White Sox and Bears, he enjoys attending several games throughout the year, as well as participating in a variety of outdoor activities, many of which include his 5 year old Labrador retriever, Rudy.
Craig Watson began teaching in the English Department at Oswego Junior High (Traughber) in the fall of 1976. It was the last year of only one junior high in the district as Thompson opened in 1977. During his years at Traughber, he coached boys’ basketball, boys’ track and, subsequently, became the Athletic Director. He moved to Oswego High School in 1992 and taught English while assisting in boys’ basketball. Upon the retirement of Ed Kral, a long-time administrator in District 308, he became the Athletic Director at Oswego High School in 1994.
After serving as the OHS Athletic Director for the past 12 years, Watson recently moved "down the hall" to become the Assistant Principal of Operations and Grounds at the school. Watson received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Illinois State University. His wife, Melody, a long-time teacher at Traughber Junior High, is moving to Plank Junior High in the mathematics department. He has two children, Brooke (’99) and Ryan (’01), who both graduated from Oswego High School.