myAvatar (1)Ms. Kim Hefner


I am honored to serve the Hollywood Learning Community. Please come in. I have lots of beliefs about education, but at the core is the belief that when parents and the school work together we are an unbeatable force for the benefit of our children. Our staff is expert in child development and learning, and you are expert in your child. You will always be your child’s first teacher. We want to continue that great work you started, and we can with your partnership.

At Hollywood we have the unique opportunity to support children from the age of three to eleven. We have experts at all levels. Our staff loves their work with your children, and they work to help them develop academically, but also develop socially, emotionally, and physically; we work to support the whole child.

Last year our staff adopted our vision statement, “Dream of a brighter future, Believe in yourself and others, Achieve your highest potential.” We have shortened the vision to “Dream, Believe, Achieve,” for our theme this year. Last year’s theme was “Husky Pride!” While we will always have Husky Pride, “Dream, Believe, Achieve” fits very well with our focus this year of developing a Growth Mindset

I am honored to serve the Hollywood Learning Community. Please come in and join us in our journey of learning and growing together. Thank you for sharing your children with us.

Type 75 – Educational Leadership, Aurora University, 2005

National Board Certification – Early Adolescent English Language Arts, 2001

MA – English Literature, Illinois State University, 1998

BS – English Education, Illinois State University, 1993

BA – English Literature, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1991

Hollywood Principal, 2015 – Present

CCSD93 Early Childhood Center Principal, 2013 – 2015

Woodbine Elementary Principal, Cicero District, 2011 – 2013

Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, Assistant Principal, Oak Park 97, 2009 – 2011

Hadley Jr. High, Assistant Principal, Glen Ellyn District 41, 2007 – 2009

Hauser Jr. High, Reading, Language Arts and Spanish Teacher, 2001 – 2007

Parkside Jr. High, Reading, Language Arts and Spanish Teacher, 1993 – 2001


Phone: 708-447-7699