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Dr. Denise K. Hildebrand

Executive Director of Special Education
dhildebrand@sd308.org

Dr. Denise Hildebrand serves as the Executive Director of Special Education for CUSD 308.  She was recently the Director of Special Education for CUSD 308 in 2019 - 2020 and, before that, the Coordinator, School Improvement and Instructional Support at The School Association for Special Education (SASED).  Prior to working at SASED, Dr. Hildebrand has been an administrator, instructional/behavioral coach, and Rti/MTSS facilitator.  She has also authored and co-authored over 15 publications and presented at many conferences.
 
Dr. Hildebrand received her Bachelor of Education and Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.  She obtained her Master of Education and PhD in School Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.  She completed the Director of Special Education, Endorsement at Illinois State University, Bloomington, Illinois.


Areas of Responsibility:


  • Development of the Comprehensive Plan Oversight
  • Parent Outreach and EPEC District Liaison
  • PLC Guidance (SpEd)
  • District SpEd Programming Oversight
  • Legal Issues Related to SpEd/504/OCR
  • Individual Education Plans Oversight
  • Oversight of 504 Plans

 

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Mr. Jeremy A. Bell

Director of Special Education
 
Areas of Responsibility: 

 

  • Management and coordinator of Special Education programs, pre-K to 8, itinerant services, and Assistive Technology
  • Itinerant services
  • Assist building administration with coordinator evaluation and staffing
  • Assist Executive Director with staffing
  • Liaison to Communications
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • ESY Program Director
  • Oversight of DLM/PARCC/District Assessments
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention coordination

 

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Mr. Daniel Stockhausen

Assistant Director of Special Education
 

Daniel Stockhausen currently serves as the Assistant Director of Special Education for CUSD 308. He was previously a special education coordinator in SD308.  Prior to that, he had been an assistant principal and a principal.

Mr. Stockhausen received his Bachelor of Science, Special Education from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb; Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Concordia Chicago University, Forest Park; Superintendent's License from Aurora University, Aurora.

Areas of Responsibility:

 

  • Management & Coordination of special education programs including: Resource/Direct 1 services K-12, OH/PI, Eastview Academy/GOAL, Transition and STEP.
  • Assist the Director with management and coordination of programs at the high school level
  • Management & Coordination of all special education related and itinerant services including speech/language pathologists, psychologists, OT/PT, APE, Music Therapists
  • Assist Building Administration with coordinator evaluation and staffing
  • Assist Executive Director with student/staffing projections
  • Department monthly newsletter
  • Collaborate with Principals to complete Coordinator evaluations
  • Oversight and evaluation of TOSAS
  • Special Olympics
  • Electronic IEP System
  • EPEC Coordination



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Ms. Cara Chase

Assistant Director of Special Education

Cara Chase currently serves as an Assistant Director of Special Education for CUSD 308.  Throughout her 21 years in SD308, she has served as a special education program administrator, assistant principal, special education teacher, and speech-language pathologist. 

Ms. Chase received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.  She obtained her Master of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.  She completed her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Director of Special Education Endorsement from Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois.   

Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Management & Coordination of Early Childhood special education evaluations and programming
  • Department newsletter
  • Collaborate with principals to complete staff evaluations
  • Oversight and evaluation of the District Support Team
  • Management of Online Tutoring Services
  • Professional development for elementary and junior high assistant principals
  • Coordination of Kindergarten Transition process
 

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Mrs. Katie Renz

Assistant Director of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education

Katie Renz currently serves as the Assistant Director of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program for Oswego CUSD308. This is her 7th year as a Special Education Administrator in SD308. 

Mrs. Renz received her Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in Communication Disorders from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.  She obtained her Master of Science from Concordia University.  She completed her Director of Special Education from the University of St. Francis.   

Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Management & Coordination of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program
  • Coordinate audiological services
  • Manage EAR (Educational Audiological Review) Team
  • Oversight of Itinerant Services for CUSD 308
  • Coordinate with outside districts for students that enroll in CUSD 308 DHH program
  • Collaborate with building administration on staff evaluations
 

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Dr. Eric Watt

Instructional Coordinator for Assistive Technology Services
ewatt@sd308.org

Eric Watt received his bachelor’s degree from Millikin University, Decatur, Ill., his master’s from Concordia University, Chicago, and his doctorate from Aurora University. Dr. Watt taught chemistry, physics, and zoology at Carmel Catholic High School and chemistry, biology, and advanced lab science at Bolingbrook High School before accepting a position with District 308. Proficient in technology, Watt is known for using the flipped classroom model of using the Internet to increase interaction and personalized contact time between students and teachers. He is a 2013 nominee for the Heart of the School: Technology Award from the Chicago Archdiocese. He relishes those light-bulb moments and seeing students succeed.


Areas of Responsibility:


  • Professional Learning Community (PLC) Oversight
  • Common Core Instructional Practices Training
  • Online/Blended Learning Subcommittee Oversight
  • Institute Day and Convocation Planning
  • District Professional Development Committee Oversight
  • Support Staff Training Development - Instructional/Clerical
  • New Teacher Orientation/Training
  • New Teacher Mentoring (Year 1 and 2)
  • Partnership Development with Local Colleges and Universities
  • Instructional Tech Training Development
  • Administrator Orientation and Mentoring

 

 

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