Meet the Principal

Zach Ernst has been the Principal of Hough Street Elementary since the 2020-21 school year. 

Principal Ernst came to Barrington 220 from Naperville District 203, where he served as the Assistant Principal of Scott Elementary School. He also previously taught third and fifth grade in District 203.

Principal Ernst holds two master’s degrees, one in Curriculum and Instruction from North Central College and another in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. He is currently working towards earning his doctorate in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. Principal Ernst received his bachelor’s degree from North Central College, where he studied Elementary Education.

Principal Ernst has a wife named Courtney and a daughter named Parker. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, and reading. 

Photo of Zach Ernst

Zach Ernst 
Principal 
zernst@barrington220.org
847.620.4710