Elementary Education (K-5)

    The Elementary Education Department supports the staff, students, and parents in Early Childhood through Grade 5. 
    Our department is fully engaged with aligning and implementing curriculum in various content areas to the Illinois Learning Standards.  The Illinois Learning Standards are based on the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.  
    In addition, the department provides student support for our English Language Learners (EL), Gifted Education (GE), and Special Education. 
    For more information about the Illinois Learning Standards, please visit https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Families.aspx for the Illinois State Board of Education family and student resources.
  • Director of Elementary Education:  

    (630) 636-3097

    Melissa McDowell  


    Assistant Director of Advanced Programs: 

    (630) 636-3676

    Susan McDougall 


    Administrative Assistant to Teaching and Learning

    (630) 636-3677

    Sheri Wurster 


    District Literacy Specialist EC-5:

    (630) 636-4631

    Rebecca Meixensperger


    District English Learner Literacy Specialist K-8:

    (630) 636-4368

    Erin Gleason 


    Math Implementation Coach


    (630) 636-4366

    Amber Denbo