December 9, 2011

The Elwood school community is saddened to report that Mary Kate Szokoli, a beloved member of its teaching staff, passed away earlier this morning.  Mrs. Szokoli was a well-respected first-grade teacher at Harley Avenue Primary School and an integral part of the Elwood community.  A graduate of Elwood-John H. Glenn High School and a community resident, Mrs. Szokoli began her teaching career at Harley nine years ago.

Today, all members of the district’s mental health and guidance team are on-site at Harley Avenue to meet with students and staff.  Ongoing counseling will also be made available.

The district extends its deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and students of Mrs. Szokoli.  She was a warm, caring, dedicated and highly regarded member of our Elwood family, and she will be deeply missed.

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