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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. Hawthorn currently has six classrooms at Lincoln and serves 140 Hawthorn students annually.

I am honored to serve as the Principal of Lincoln Early Learning Center for all three districts. I have worked in the field of education for over 20 years. I have served as a classroom teacher, a reading specialist, an instructional coach, and as a teacher on special assignment.

My passion is working with the youngest children and setting the foundation for them to become lifelong learners. I am thrilled to serve alongside the staff at Lincoln in the important work of preparing your children for Kindergarten and beyond.

I am excited to meet families in the upcoming months to build a collaborative culture together.

Katie O’Brien

Principal of Lincoln Early Learning Center

Katie O'Brien