Dr. Angelica Ernst

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Dr. Angelica Ernst

The faculty and I would like to extend you a warm welcome to Huff Elementary, where I have been principal since 2008. As a team, we have grown to embrace the understanding that we must serve first, lead second, so we are more able to understand challenges and better address the needs of our students. Continuously, we strive to comprehend our students’ learning process by actively listening and modeling the expected behavior through conversations and discussions by honoring a discipline of thought and action. 
 
We pride ourselves in being driven, motivated and committed to the direction to achieve greatness about education and the success of each student within the learning environment. Our building is surrounded by hard-working people who share attributes that strengthen our school system and provide direction to achieve the educational goal. 
 
During my tenure at Huff, we have created a positive environment to promote families becoming committed and involved within the school district. We believe that it is essential to not only welcome our families but provide you with the services to fully meet all social/emotional and academic needs. 
 
Over my years as principal I have developed the Parents and Teachers of Huff Organization, established partnerships with local businesses and higher ed institutions, organized a Sixth Grade Student Ambassador Team to enhance student empowerment within the school, implemented ESL and computer programs for parents and steered Huff to exemplary status for PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). 
 
I am a student mentor, a principal leader, and a Dual Language program advocate. Before becoming a principal, I taught first and third grade ELL at Parkwood Elementary School and third through fifth grade ELL in Arlington Heights. I got my bachelors degree from DePaul University, my master's from National Louis University and my doctorate from Aurora University.
 
As a leader, I make sure students are at the forefront of every decision we make at Huff Elementary. We look forward to working alongside you every step of the way.