Special Education - Philosophy

The Special Education Department provides a full continuum of placements to students who have been found eligible to receive special education services. The Special Education Department is committed to providing a supportive environment in which our students with special education needs can develop academic, social, emotional, vocational and life skills. The department strives to assist each student to access a variety of learning opportunities by offering modified academic classes, support for general education classes and related services. Our staff assists students in their efforts to become self-aware, self-advocating and self-directed learners.

Name Role Location Phone
Bridget Connolly Executive Director of Special Education & Student Services District 847-626-3990
Nancy Otter Rehabilitation Services Supervisor District 847-626-2876
Kate Seiwert Assistant Director of Transition Services & Private Day District 847-626-2344
Anne Hellmer Principal Central 847-626-3120
Nicole Valaitis Coordinator Central 847-626-2876
Matthew Singer Director of Special Education North 847-626-2341
Kate Geist Assistant Director North 847-626-2370
Carole Burns Director of Special Education West 847-626-2880
Stephanie Hentz Assistant Director West 847-626-2886