Phone: 847-888-5282


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Mrs. Teresa Winters

Greetings Hillcrest Families! 

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the Hillcrest learning community as your lead learner, Principal.  Before becoming the Principal at Hillcrest for the start of the 2015-16 school year, I was an Assistant Principal at Lords Park Elementary School in Elgin, as well as serving as an Assistant Principal/Principal in other Chicago-area school districts. I also served as a primary and intermediate teacher for eight years and worked for six years as an Elementary Administrator in Maywood, Melrose Park and Broadview SD #89. I have enjoyed my experiences in higher education Academic Advisor/Career Counselor at Northern Illinois University for College of Engineers & Engineer Technology.  It has been a pleasure working in U-46 and being a part of the continued progress and dedication the staff and stakekholders across the District has for our students. At Hillcrest the staff have a passion for learning, a purpose to collaborate, and consistently sharing best practices being lifelong learners.  As reflective practitioners, we take the time to reflect on the work we do to make your child’s educational experience a positive one. Our goal is to have our students leave Hillcrest in 6th grade on the path to college and career readiness. We can accomplish this goal with a focus on family and community engagement working with us as a collaborative team to meet your child’s individual educational goals. 

We send home monthly newsletters with information about the school and upcoming events.  As always, I can be reached at, or (847) 888-5283. 

Thank you for allowing my presence to be an important part of your family!

Embark challenges, Embrace change, Empower children to be the Champions they are born to be.  Teresa Winters, May 2018