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Letter from New Principal at Dorothy Simon Elementary

It is with great excitement that I write this letter as the newly appointed Principal of Dorothy Simon Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside an amazing group of dedicated educators, phenomenal students, and an extremely supportive school community. As I plan for the 2020-2021 school year, I can assure you that I am deeply committed to supporting your child’s social, emotional, and academic growth.

I have had many diverse experiences working with students of all ages, and I most recently served as the Curriculum Director at Pecatonica School District, where I worked with educators to create a positive and supportive learning environment for students in grades PK-12.  I look forward to bringing my passion and excitement for learning to Simon, and working together with you to ensure your child’s success.

I know that you and your child(ren) have endured a number of challenges this spring, and I want to thank you for all of your efforts and patience throughout the remote learning process. I hope that this summer gives you and your family the opportunity to relax and recharge before we come back together in August. While we do not know what the fall will bring, I look forward to working collaboratively with you to do what is best for our kids.

You will be hearing from me more in August. Until then, stay safe and have a great summer!


Heather Baker
Dorothy Simon Elementary School


309 South Benton Street
Winnebago, Illinois 61088

Phone: 815.335.2318
Fax: 815.335.3127

Attendance Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Principal: Heather Baker
Nurses: Stephanie Freimuth & Amanda Wishop

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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