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Ms. Faith Dahlquist

Associate Superintendent for Educational Services
fdahlquist@sd308.org

As executive director of teaching and learning, Ms. Faith Dahquist is responsible for all aspects of instructional leadership necessary to support teaching and learning for students from early childhood through high school levels. 


Areas of Responsibility:

    • Pre-K-12 Teaching and Learning
    • Title I Director
    • Staffing (Pre K-12)
    • Hands-on Science 
    • Reading Intervention 
    • Early Childhood-5 Administrator Oversight
    • Pre-School/Early Childhood Education Programs
    • KIDS Assessment Implementation
    • Early Entrance to First Grade
    • Early Childhood- Grade 5 Math Curriculum Committee Facilitator
    • Early Childhood- Grade 5 ELA Curriculum Committee Facilitator
    • Early Childhood- Grade 5 Science/STEM Integration Committee Facilitator
    • Common Core Steering Committee Leadership (EC-12)
    • Principal Appraisal Committee Facilitator
    • Common Core Steering Committee Facilitator
    • MTSS Committee Member
    • Technology Steering Committee Member
    • Teacher Appraisal Committee / EvaluWise
    • District Improvement Plan (Rising Star) Committee Member
    • District Math Curriculum Committee Facilitator
    • SPARK Executive Committee Member

 

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Mr. Dan Arntzen

Executive Director of High School and K-12 Assessments
darntzen@sd308.org

Mr. Arntzen has an undergraduate degree from Aurora University with a major in Physical Education and minors in both History and Health Education.  His master’s degree is from Benedictine University with a concentration in Educational Leadership.

In his many years in the field of education, Dan Arntzen has served in a variety of leadership positions. Prior to his current role as Executive Director of High School Instruction, Dan was the Assistant Principal of Student Services at Oswego East High School.  Mr. Arntzen states that this was a wonderful introduction to SD308 and a remarkable experience in every way.  Before joining SD308, he served as the Athletic Director, Director of Activities and Physical Education Division Chair at Streamwood High School.  He began his educational career in Plainfield School District 202 as a teacher, Assistant Athletic Director, Director of Activities and Physical Education Division Chair.

Dan is focused on building relationships with all stakeholders as he believes relationships are the key to success when working with our students, staff and families.


Areas of Responsibility:

  • Grades K-12 Assessments
  • Online Learning
  • Summer School Oversight
  • Advanced Placement, Dual and Articulated Credit
  • Graduation Oversight
  • Teacher Appraisal Committee
  • District Improvement Team
  • System of Support - Tier I and II (Grades 9-12)
  • High School Athletics Oversight 

 

 

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Mrs. Shannon Lueders

Director of Junior High School Education
slueders@sd308.org

Prior to accepting the position of director of junior high school education for District 308, Shannon Lueders served as the principal of Thompson Junior High School for five years. Shannon has been in education since 1996, and entered administration in 2002 as an Acting Dean/Counselor for Jefferson Middle School, Aurora, IL.

She joined District 308 in 2007 as the Assistant Principal for Thompson Junior High School and during her time there Lueders served many roles and was active on many committees, including Teacher Appraisal Committee, Human Resources Steering Committee, Language Arts Dynamics Course Committee, Strategic Plannng Task Force, Gifted Education Task Force, Gifted Education Programming Committee, Boundary Committee, Class Size Committee and Teaching & Learning Board Advisory Committee. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Western Illinois University, and her master’s in educational leadership from Aurora University, in Aurora, IL.  


Areas of Responsibility:
 

    • Grades 6-8 Educational Programs
    • Staffing (Grades 6-8)
    • Curriculum Alignment (Grades 6-8)
    • Principal Appraisal
    • Teacher Appraisal Committee



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Ms. Renee Sartore

Director of English Learners
rsartore@sd308.org


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's Curriculum and Instruction
    • State and local assessments
    • Program Evaluation
    • Professional Development for English Learners
    • Written Translations & Oral Interpretations

 

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Dr. Jadon Waller

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Family Engagement
jwaller@sd308.org

As Director of Diversity, Equity,and Inclusion, Dr. Jadon A. Waller is responsible for supporting student learning through professional development, redressing inequitable systems and policies, culturally responsive teaching, student voice, and family engagement. 

Dr. Waller earned her Bachelor of Arts in English with a teaching certification from Northern Illinois, her Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, and her Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. Before becoming a Director, Dr. Waller taught all levels of high school English, journalism, and Theory of Knowledge. As an administrator, she was a Dean in SD129 West Aurora and an Assistant Principal in Joliet 86.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Professional Development
  • Collaboration w/ Instructional Coaches
  • Social Studies Curriculum Committees
  • Community and Family Engagement 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Equity Board Advisory Committee 
  • Superintendent Student Advisory Committee 
  • Professional learning support

In Memoriam

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Dr. Lindsay F. Allen

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.

Last Modified on August 2, 2022