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.

NameRoleLocationPhone
Bridget ConnollyExecutive Director of Special Education & Student ServicesDistrict847-626-3990
Nancy OtterRehabilitation Services SupervisorDistrict847-626-2876
Kate SeiwertAssistant Director of Transition Services & Private DayDistrict847-626-2344
Joseph BruzzinoDirectorCentral847-626-3120
Nicole ValaitisCoordinatorCentral847-626-2876
Matthew SingerDirector of Special EducationNorth847-626-2341
Kate GeistAssistant DirectorNorth847-626-2370
TBADirector of Special EducationWest847-626-2880
Stephanie HentzAssistant DirectorWest847-626-2886