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Welcome to Harrison Street Elementary School!

We live our vision here at Harrison - We are: self-directed, lifelong learners; effective communicators; complex, creative, and adaptive thinkers; and collaborative and productive citizens. Please join us in striving to support and live this vision as parents, educators, community members, and as lifelong learners ourselves.

We are committed to high levels of learning by ensuring a safe, caring learning environment; an engaging, hands-on curriculum; and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all of our learners. My door is always open and I welcome your ideas, comments, and/or feedback about our school.
 
Thanks for your continued support, and the privilege of educating your children. I look forward to a wonderful year!

Should you have any questions about Harrison Street Elementary School, feel free to email ([email protected]) or call me at any time (630-463-3305).

Thank you,

Michelle Hirsch
Principal

About the Principal

Mrs. Hirsch, a native of St. Charles, was the Assistant Principal/Instructional Coach at Acero Charter School Network in Chicago prior to assuming her administrative position at Harrison Street School. She worked as the Multi-Tiered System of Support Coordinator/Literacy Coach at The Hope Institute Learning Academy in Chicago and as a 3rd grade teacher at Rowe Elementary Charter School in Chicago.  Before working in the city, Ms. Hirsch was a 1st grade teacher at Heartland Elementary School in Geneva District 304.  She has also taught Kindergarten and 1st grade at Cozine Elementary School in Las Vegas.

Ms. Hirsch earned both a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Reading Education from Concordia University Chicago.  She attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for her undergraduate degree, where her major was Elementary Education and her minor was Teaching Spanish. She is endorsed in English as a Second Language, and she has studied Spanish abroad.

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