Hello, Hawthorne/Blair Families,
My name is Taheréh DeLeón, and I am honored to serve as your new school principal at Hawthorne/Blair Elementary. I am excited to bring our communities together, and truly model for our children a "real world" situation where celebrating our diversity and learning from each other creates an even stronger community.
My journey into education began teaching 2nd grade in our Dual Language Program here in Waukesha, which I did for seven years. For five years, I served as Dean of Students, where I supported positive behavior systems to ensure success for all. Lastly, this past year, I served as Whittier's School principal. I believe that every scholar has a unique set of talents and strengths, and we will cultivate these traits to build a community of learners in which all scholars feel valued and find success.
Currently, I live in Waukesha with my family. My husband Rolando works at Waukesha County Technical College. We are blessed with two amazing girls, who are both in elementary school. We also have a dog that we love named Maui. We are avid Packer fans and enjoy spending time outdoors, dancing, reading, and visiting with family and friends.
Please be assured that I recognize this transitional year will bring new changes for our scholars, staff, and families. Communication will be the key to our success this year as we bridge our communities and become one.
I look forward to getting to know each of you better throughout the upcoming school year. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Hawthorne Elementary School
"I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to." - Alice Walker