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  • Susan Harkins Professional Biography

    Mrs. Susan Harkins has 14 years of experience working in education.  She spent 2 years working for SEDOL (Special Education District of Lake County) and the last 13 years at Antioch Upper Grade School (AUGS) and Hillcrest Elementary. 

    While at AUGS, Mrs. Harkins was a special education teacher and department chair for the special education department.  In the 2016-2017 school year, Mrs. Harkins joined the AUGS Administrative team as an Assistant Principal. In 2017, Mrs. Harkins was appointed the Assistant Principal at Hillcrest Elementary.   

    Mrs. Harkins attended Northern Illinois University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree, and then earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from National Louis University.   Mrs. Harkins looks forward to starting to complete her Director of Special Education Endorsement in the near future.  

    It has been the passion of Mrs. Harkins to make a difference in the lives of the students at AUGS and Hillcrest.  She is excited to do the same as the Coordinator of Early Learning where she will also expand her own experiences by working within the youngest learners in the district. Mrs. Harkins is looking forward to providing effective leadership in Antioch School District 34 in her new role in the 2019-2020 school year.