Administrators

About the Administrators:

Harper welcomes you as a partner in the education of your child. Please feel free to contact us anytime as our door (or email) is always open.

Aaron Dubnow, Principal

dubnowa@wilmette39.org


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I could not be more excited to be the Principal of Harper. After graduating from New Trier High School, I attended the University of Illinois (Go Illini!) majoring in Education with a middle school endorsement. I earned my Master’s in Administration and Supervision from National Louis University. 


I began in District 39 teaching a combination of science, math, and social studies to 8th graders at Wilmette Junior High School for 6 years. Outside the classroom, I have been the coach of the cross country and track and field teams, and a sponsor of student council. From 2015-2019 I was the 5th Grade Level Administrator at Highcrest Middle School.


Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, family, and friends, running, and going to sporting events - especially at Wrigley Field.

Elena Ryan, Assistant Principal
ryanel@wilmette39.org
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Elena Ryan is starting her third year as the Assistant Principal at Harper and Romona Elementary Schools. Prior to her position in D39 Elena served as a K-8 Department Chair for Fine Arts and PE for the two years in Glenview, District 34. Her teaching career was as a General Music and Choir teacher for eleven years at Attea Middle School in Glenview. In addition to being an educator,  she is a consultant for Music Industry companies. Through that work she has enjoyed presenting at conferences around the country on ways to integrate innovative programs/technologies into a music classroom. Elena lives in Skokie with her husband and two kids where she enjoys cooking and chasing her boys around the yard.


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