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Meet the Principal

Welcome to Hawthorn School District 73  and Lincoln Early Learning Center. Lincoln Early Learning Center houses students from three districts: Hawthorn School District 73, Mundelein School District 75, and Fremont School District 79. I am honored to serve as the Principal of Lincoln Early Learning Center for all three districts.

Education has been a priority in my life for as long as I can remember and I am proud to have served in public education for more than 25 years. I have spent time as a classroom teacher, an assistant principal, an elementary principal, a director of educational programs, and now as a director and preschool principal. 

My passion has always been in early education so after serving in a district administration role, I was offered the opportunity to serve as a director and a preschool principal. I was so excited to begin a new role and to work with three outstanding districts.  

Students begin their journey in preschool. It is our job as early educators to foster a love of lifelong learning.  

Hawthorn currently has six classrooms at Lincoln and we serve 200 Hawthorn students annually at Lincoln. Our job is to prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond.  

We look forward to seeing you at Lincoln Early Learning Center.  

Carol Bennett

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