At a Board Meeting on February 22, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved the promotion of Thomas Mietus to the Athletic Director position at Glenbrook South, effective July 1, 2021.
Mietus first joined the school district in 2005 and has been successful in various roles such as Physical Education teacher, assistant football coach, assistant wrestling coach, and head wrestling coach. Since 2016, Mietus has served as the Assistant Athletic Director, and during this time, he designed and implemented the Titan Leadership Academy for Junior athletes. Additionally, he served as the liaison for the Central Suburban League Leadership Conference’s redesign and as an assistant to the Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction in planning the annual state testing process.
During the interview process, Mietus shared that his mission is to educate, empower and energize his students, athletes, and coaches to be their best.
“I am excited to move on to this next chapter in my life. My goal at GBS has always been to be an athletic director. I'm looking forward to developing a more defined Mission, Vision, and Core Principles for our Athletic Department and working with coaches to develop their leadership skills. Building relationships is the foundation in any organization, and we will do this through the 6 C's of building trust - Connection, Character, Competence, Consistency, Communication, and Courage,” Mietus said.
Mietus will continue to teach his classes and serve as Assistant Athletic Director through the end of the school year and will officially assume responsibilities as the Athletic Director on July 1.
Mietus has a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science from Carthage College, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Development from North Park University, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University, and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University.