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Meet the Principal of Hurden Looker School
My name is Tracey Wolff and I am the principal at Hurden Looker School. Before becoming the principal at Hurden Looker school, I was the Principal and Vice Principal at A. P. Morris Early Childhood Center, and the A. P Morris Annex. I was Vice Principal at A. P. Morris Early Childhood Center, Hurden Looker as well as district Vice Principal for the elementary schools. I started my teaching career in Hillside as a third and fourth grade teacher at Hurden Looker school. I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Hillside and am a product of the Hillside School System. I attended A. P. Morris and graduated from Hillside High School. After graduation I attended Caldwell College and Kean University. I have my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a master’ degree in Education Administration with a supervisor and principal certification. I also and 30 credits beyond my masters in curriculum. During my early teaching years, I coached girls Freshman and JV Basketball teams at the high school.
My Philosophy is:
I believe that all children need a safe, welcoming but challenging learning environment that allows meaningful exploration in all academic areas. Both the school and family need to be involved in the child’s life. Goals need to be set by the school, teachers, students and parents for success to be achieve. When children feel safe it empowers them to explore their boundaries and the develop skills that are taught.
At Hurden Looker Elementary School we partner with the community to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations and success for our multicultural learners. We promote respect and acceptance to celebrate the differences that make us unique. Our school provides a safe, structured, caring and supportive environment. Each student’s self-esteem is nurtured by positive relationships with students and staff that are dedicated to developing independent thinkers who will thrive in a rapidly changing and technologically advanced society. We embrace the relationship amongst parents, teachers and community members, to be actively involved in our students learning.