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Educational Services Leadership

Ms. Faith Dahlquist

Ms. Faith Dahlquist

Associate Superintendent for Educational Services

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Areas of Responsibility 
  • Improvement of Instruction, Alignment of Interventions, Professional Development, School Improvement, Principal Coaching, English Learners, Special Education, Assessment
  • Improvement of Instruction: Create and support common expectations for instructional practices including professional development, monitoring implementation, and measuring equitable impact
  • Alignment of Interventions: Create and support common expectations for academic interventions including professional development, monitoring implementation and measuring impact
  • Professional Development: Personalize and differentiate coaching and professional development opportunities for staff to prepare them to meet the unique needs of all students
  • School Improvement: Monitor and support school improvement plans
  • Principal Coaching: Provide support, professional development and evaluation for principals
  • English Learners: Ensure a high quality education within the continuum of services for students needing English Learner services and/or selecting Dual Language
  • Special Education: nsure a high quality education within the continuum of services for students needing individualized education programs or 504 services
  • Assessment: Coordinate assessment and use of data to drive academic instructional changes
dr. tammie harmon

dr. tammie harmon

Executive Director of Elementary School

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Areas of Responsibility
Brad Verthein

Brad Verthein

Executive Director of Special Education

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Areas of Responsibility 
ms. renee sartore

ms. renee sartore

director of english learners

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Areas of Responsibility 
  • Oversight of all English Learner related programming and staffing
  • Title III/Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) and Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI):Grant and Budget
  • Federal and State processes, procedures and reporting
  • Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC)/Parental Involvement/Community Outreach
  • English Learners Curriculum and Instruction
  • State and local assessments
  • Program Evaluation
  • Professional Development for English Learners
  • Written Translations & Oral Interpretations


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Dr. Lindsay F. Allen served as the Director of Elementary Education at Oswego Community Unit School District 308 from 2018-2022.  Prior to that, she was Southbury’s principal from 2010-2018 and Assistant Principal from 2008-2010. During her tenure, she was a valued and respected leader, colleague, and friend to the entire SD308 community. 
Dr. Allen passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2022.
Lindsay Allen earned her Bachelor of Arts-French/TESOL, from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI and received her initial Teaching Certification in Elementary Education from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois. She also received her Masters in Educational Leadership-Type 75 Certification from Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois and her Masters of Education in Literacy from Judson University, Elgin, Illinois and her Doctorate of Education in Literacy from Judson University, Elgin, Illinois.
Dr. Allen described herself as a student-focused educational leader, possessing a passionate commitment to the growth of school administrators, staff and students, while providing an invigorating, safe and encouraging learning environment.