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Meet the Principal

Dear Middle South Students, Parents and Guardians:

Thank you for stopping by the Middle School South web page. I am excited and honored to be starting my 17th year as an administrator at Hawthorn. I am very fortunate to partner with you, your students, and our exceptional staff to serve this amazing community. I am a father of three school-aged children (9th grader, 7th grader and 4th grader) and husband to a working wife.  Also, I am a New York Yankee fan -- I'm so sorry Cub and Sox fans!  

Middle School South’s goal is to work as a collaborative team consisting of students, parents/guardians and school personnel to challenge all students to reach their maximum potential. In addition, we are dedicated to creating a safe and orderly learning environment where students can excel academically, socially and emotionally.  

The entire Hawthorn staff is here to help your child and you. As such, please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions, concerns, or support you may need.


Robert E. Natale, Sr.
Principal, Hawthorn Middle School South

Robert Natale