District 27 offers its students a rigorous and coherent curricular program for all students in all of the core subject areas. The District also provides a wide variety of services for children that may need additional help. Some of these students require support for learning disabilities while others have a language barrier because they are new to this country. Still, others are identified as intellectually gifted.
The support programs offered include Special Education Resources, Emergent Bilingual Program, and Extended Learning Programs. The District also offers a variety of other services to help our students be successful. These include Social Work and Psychology, Reading Specialists, Resource Specialists, and Speech Specialists.
Leah Rivette(847) 847-272-1900, ext. 5602 firstname.lastname@example.org
Extended Resource Teacher
Nicole Amato(847) 847-272-1900, ext. 5510 email@example.com
Katie Kramer(847) 847-272-1900, ext. 5617 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Duke(847) 847-272-1900, ext. 5606
The resource teacher helps provide various types of special instructional programs for students in consultation with the classroom teacher and other specialists. These programs offer learning assistance primarily in the areas of reading, language arts and mathematics.
Emergent Bilingual Teacher
Julie Palazzolo(847) 847-272-1900, ext. 5609 email@example.com Opens in New Window
The Emergent Bilingual specialist provides various types of special instruction programs for students who speak English as a second language.
These staff members administer tests and interpret test results through individual conferences with students and/or parents. The social worker and guidance counselor help students to solve problems that may be affected their school performance. Students may refer themselves to these staff members or may be referred by parents or a teacher.
Christine Fohs(847) 847-272-1900, ext. 5613
The school psychologist works with students to assess and determine the need for intervention strategies to students who have difficulties with learning. This includes difficulties with reading, writing, math, attention, autism, and other difficulties related to health, behavior and emotional problems. School psychology services may be accessed through a request to a teacher, the principal, the Special Education office, or by directly contacting the school psychologist.
Laura Mantoan(847) 847-272-1900, ext. 5600 firstname.lastname@example.org
The speech and language pathologist works with students to assess, diagnose and treat speech and language disorders that impact educational achievement. Speech and language disorders can be in the areas of: articulation and phonology, expressive and receptive language, pragmatics, fluency, and voice. Depending on the needs of the individual, students receive services individually, in a small group, and/or within a small classroom. Generalization of skills is monitored through classroom observation.