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Meet the Principal

Welcome to Hawthorn Middle School North!
At Hawthorn Middle School North, it is our mission to meet the needs of all students…cognitively and socially.


What does Ms. Stern believe in?
All students will be challenged in a safe and positive environment.

I encourage parents and guardians to contact their child’s teacher at any time throughout the year. Parents and guardians are always welcome to contact my office. You can also contact the office of Cathi Ivack, Assistant Principal for support regarding special education, IEPs, 504s, etc. or Dr. Steve Hamlin for discipline or behavior concerns. This is an exciting time for students at Hawthorn Middle School North. I believe students should get involved in the many extra-curricular activities Hawthorn School District 73 has to offer.
Most importantly, I expect that all students take pride in their schoolwork. Students are always welcome to meet with their teachers. Whether it is for extra help in a subject area or to have discussions on how to raise personal expectations in and out of the classroom, students are highly encouraged to collaborate with ALL staff members.
Welcome to Hawthorn Middle School North! Go Eagles!

Jenna Stern
Interim Principal
Hawthorn Middle School North

Information about Jenna Stern:

  • Ms. Stern taught 3rd grade at Hawthorn Elementary North for 8 years. 
  • National Board Certification
  • Degrees from Miami of Ohio (undergrad), Northeastern Illinois University (Masters in Educational Leadership with a Principal Endorsement), and American College of Education (ELL Endorsement) 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Illinois Principals Association
  • National Association of School Principals
  • American Association of School Personnel Administrators
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development  
  • NEIU University Partnership Board 

Jenna Stern

Interim Principal
Hawthorn Middle School North