Get to know Principal Ernst

Photo of Zach Ernst
  • We are excited to welcome Zach Ernst as the new principal of Hough Street Elementary! Principal Ernst comes to Barrington 220 from Naperville District 203, where he served as the assistant principal of Scott Elementary School for three years. He also previously taught third and fifth grade in District 203. Principal Ernst holds two master’s degrees, one in curriculum and instruction from North Central College and another in educational leadership from the American College of Education. He received his bachelor’s degree from North Central College, where he studied elementary education.

Fun Facts

  • What city were you born in?

  • What city do you currently live in? Tell us about your family.

  • What is your favorite children’s book?

  • What was your favorite subject in school?

  • What is your favorite color?

  • What is your favorite quote?

  • What are your hobbies?

  • What is the number one item on your bucket list?

  • What are you most looking forward to as Hough principal?