Teresa Winters Principal

Teresa Winters, Principal

Greetings Hillcrest Families!


I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the Hillcrest learning community as Principal.  Before becoming the Principal at Hillcrest, I was an Assistant Principal at Lords Park Elementary School since March 2014, in addition, four years in neighboring school districts.  Also, served as a primary and intermediate teacher for eight years and six years as an Elementary Administrator in Maywood, Melrose Park and Broadview SD # 89.  I have enjoyed higher education as an 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 across the district has for our students. At Hillcrest the staff has a passion for learning and being lifelong learners themselves. 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 the help of parents/guardians working with us as a collaborative team to meet your child’s individual educational goals.


I send home monthly newsletters with information about the school and upcoming events.  Feel free to browse the latest editions in the Principal Newsletters tab on the left and check back often to stay up-to-date about what is happening at Hillcrest. And if you ever need to get in touch, I can be reached at teresawinters@u-46.org. 


Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family!