- Harold G. Fearn (1913-2012) was superintendent of the West Aurora Schools for eighteen years (1954-1972).
- Under his guidance, eight new schools were built in the district and two schools were brought into the district when Montgomery and North Aurora joined West Aurora.
- The new schools built were Goodwin Elementary School, Hall Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High, McCleery Elementary School, Schneider Elementary School, Smith Elementary School, Hope Wall School and Washington Junior High.
- Fearn also directed several major expansions at West Aurora High School.
HAROLD G. FEARN
Fearn Elementary School
1600 Hawksley Lane,