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Principal's Message

A Message From Our Principal

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!


I am excited to continue this school year as the principal of Hiawatha School.  I am looking forward to a great year with our Huskies. We look forward to working with you to ensure your child has a successful school year.


I am lucky to have been a part of the Hiawatha community since 1999. I began my teaching career as a 1st grade teacher and moved into the role of Assistant Principal and am now in my 8th year as Principal. I love coming to work everyday and engaging with the students, staff, parents, and the community of Hiawatha.


I received my undergraduate degree from Illinois State University in Elementary Education. I also have a Masters degree from Saint Xavier University in Teacher Leadership, followed by a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Education Administration.


My husband Jeremy and I have 4 children, our oldest son Colin, is a junior at the University of Illinois and triplets Kayla, Haley, and Aidan are juniors at Downers Grove South High School. I have always had a passion to watch children grow and am lucky enough to be with the Hiawatha students during the day and my own children in the evenings.


We are excited to welcome Ms. Vanessa Kim as the new assistant principal to Hiawatha. Together we hope to accomplish great things and continue to improve Hiawatha School. 


We are thankful to have you as part of the Hiawatha family and hope to see you all soon! If at any time you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.


Jodi Meyer

Principal of Hiawatha School

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Jodi Meyer

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Vanessa Kim
Assistant Principal

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