• 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: 7:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Principal: Dr. Heather Baker
    Student Services Director: Cathy Finley
    Nurses:  Amanda Wishop


      Phone: (815) 335-2318


      Degrees and Certifications:

      Aurora University, Doctor of Education Aurora University, Master of the Arts in Educational Leadership

      Welcome to Dorothy Simon Elementary School

      At Dorothy Simon Elementary School, we believe that children are the hope and future of our world; therefore, our primary function is to educate the whole child for a successful future. Dorothy Simon Elementary School serves the district’s earliest learners, with an Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten program, as well as full-day Kindergarten, and grades 1 and 2. 

      We believe that students and staff thrive intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally in a safe, clean, structured, and nurturing environment. As such, we focus on creating an environment that is warm and welcoming. We believe that all individuals deserve respect, are responsible for their own actions, and have the opportunity to learn and grow from their experiences.

      Here at Simon, we call ourselves the Simon Superheroes, and we start each day with a reminder of our Superhero Pledge:

      I promise to only use my superpowers for good
      And to help other people.
      I promise to be kind to my fellow superhero
      friends, family, and teachers.
      I promise to use my super-hearing to 
      listen to others and never interrupt,
      I promise to use my superpower of patience
      To help me wait for my turn. 
      I promise to do my best to keep these promises
      And be the BEST superhero that I can be!!!

      Ultimately, our goal at Simon is simple: love first, teach second. 

      I invite you to explore our website, which we hope will provide you with a valuable communication tool and a variety of resources to assist your family.


      Dr. Heather Baker
      Dorothy Simon Elementary School Principal



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