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Audrey Haugan


Phone Number: 847-803-5929 Ext. 5929

Welcome to Maine West! I am Dr. Audrey Haugan, and I'm in my twelth year as principal. I started my teaching career all the way back in 1985 as an English teacher at Mother Guerin High School in River Grove. After just two years there, I was fortunate to hear about Maine West and applied to be an English teacher here. I've been at Maine West ever since, (with a short three-year hiatus at District 88 as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction).  I've been the English Department Chair, Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, and now the Principal. 

Maine West is an outstanding school with incredible teachers and staff members, as well as awesome students. We are a successful school and we continue to make gains academically, athletically, and in our extra-curricular activities. I stand behind the quality education your children receive, both in and out of the classroom.

I have a wonderful husband and three beautiful daughters, who are quick to remind me what it’s like to be a student in high school and college. Alex attended Carthage College, Amanda attended University of West Florida (all the way in Pensacola!), and Andi just started college at UWF, near her sister.

My 32 years in education have made me a believer in getting involved, not only in the classroom, but in extracurricular activities. I encourage every student to join at least two clubs, activities or sports. We have so many activities from which to choose, along with many different sports throughout the year. There is definitely something for everyone. 

I hope to see you at our concerts, sporting events, awards ceremonies, art shows, etc., throughout the year. Join me at my Parent/Principal meetings or join a Booster organization. We need your support to continue our success, and I’d like to do this together!
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your experiences as incredible as they can be. Thanks for your support and encouragement of your children and our school.
If you have questions, comments, compliments or concerns, I can be reached by email at or phone.

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