Principal's Corner

  • Mr. Michael Podeszwa

    Michael Podeszwa


    My name is Michael Podeszwa and I am honored to be the Principal at Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School for the 2019-2020 school year.  Our motto at Winthrop is “every minute matters”!  We believe in utilizing every possible second in the day to deliver high quality instruction that meets the needs of all students.  We are United in Excellence as we focus our efforts as a team to provide the very best for our students and families. 

    I have worked in New London for the past twenty-three years as a teacher, Assistant Principal and now Principal.  I am just as excited about the opportunity to work with the Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School community today as I was in my first year of teaching.  I can’t imagine working anywhere except in New London. 

    Although I love my job, my family is the most important part of my life.  We enjoy time at the beach and trips to Cape Cod and New Hampshire, as often as we can. 

    My door is always open, and l want to hear from you.  We are going to have an amazing school year together.