Mrs. Debra Klein



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Debra Klein

Welcome to Emerson School! 
As a staff member of District 200 for 27 years, I am honored to be the principal of this amazing elementary school for the last eight years.  After graduating from Eastern Illinois University, I began my career at Washington Elementary School as a paraprofessional for 4 months.  Then I taught in a first and second grade multi-age classroom for two years at Johnson Elementary School in Warrenville.  I moved from there to Hawthorne School, where I did my student teaching.  I taught kindergarten, second grade, third grade and fifth grade during my sixteen years there.  I was also a gifted specialist and curriculum leader there while getting my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and my English Language Learners endorsement.  My final two years, before becoming a principal, I served as a Curriculum Leader at Hawthorne and Sandburg schools.  During my first year as principal, I also served as the Director of English Language Learners for the district.
Until this summer, I was a lifelong Wheaton resident. I continue to be passionate about serving the students of our community.  I am proud to work with the amazing and dedicated staff of Emerson Elementary School.  The Emerson community is incredibly special! Whether you are a former student, a parent, or a community member, I encourage you to get involved and become an active member of this wonderful family!

Sharing in the caring,

Debby Klein 
Last Modified on August 6, 2017