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Nathan Hale Primary School

Principal's Message

Principal - Ms. Alicia Smith


"The principal is the rudder of the ship, steering, providing direction, leadership, guidance. The principal needs to allow people to be creative and grow." – Baruti K. Kafele

Welcome to the school year at the Nathan Hale Primary. I am excited to be the Principal.

Nathan Hale has grown tremendously over the last year and I am eager to make sure we continue to move forward. This year we will continue to provide a positive safe learning environment that motivates our students to push themselves to their greatest potential. I plan to work with parents, teachers, and community members to ensure that we intellectually challenge our students to become critical thinkers, inspire them to push past their fears, and teach them to support one another so that they can become leaders of their generation. It will be a great year!

Please feel free to contact me. I am open to hearing from you so that we make sure we are doing what’s best for our students.


Alicia Smith



Assistant Principal’s Message


"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education."   Martin Luther King  Jr.


I am very happy to be starting the 2018-2019 school year as the Assistant Principal at Nathan Hale Primary School.  For the past 9 years, I have been working on the East side of our district as an Administrator at Greenwood and Paul Revere Primary Schools.  Prior to that, I worked right here at NHP alongside Principal Mr. Duggan.  


My career in district 130 began many years ago at Nathan Hale Primary, where I did my student teaching.  Since then, I have been a classroom teacher in grades 1, 2 and 3, a Reading Specialist and a Literacy Coach.  This year marks my 15th year as an Administrator. 


I look forward to working with Ms. Smith and the Nathan Hale team to prepare our students for the future.  It is a privilege to join them in this journey.  


Please feel free to contact me anytime via phone or email.   I look forward to meeting each and every one of you as we celebrate the important milestones in your child's educational career.



Christine Kosek

Assistant Principal

Nathan Hale Primary School

Tel: 708.385.4690 ext. 7334

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