• The Teaching and Learning Department works to provide all District 308 students the needed building blocks for college and career readiness. Our role is to advance the district’s mission, in partnership with our families and communities, to educate all students to reach their highest potential.

    We look forward to assisting you with your students’ needs.

    Please use the “Program Directory” in the left-hand margin to locate more information on specific topics within the Teaching and Learning Department.

    Dr. Lisa Smith
    Executive Director for Teaching and Learning
    Cindi Krachtus
    Executive Assistant
    (630) 636-3672
    Andrea Wiaduch
    Grant Coordinator
    (630) 636-3096
    Matt Epperly
    School Community Resource Coordinator
    (630) 636-3094
    EL Department Support Staff:
    Paola Lares Luna
    Secretary to EL Department
    (630) 636-3684
    Alma Binkowski
    Bilingual Parent Outreach
    (630) 636-3689
Teaching & Learning
  • Teaching and Learning Team Members 
    Melissa McDowell
    Director of Elementary Education
    (630) 636-3097
    Jamie Max
    Director of Secondary Education
    (630) 636-3668
    Susan McDougall
    Assistant Director of Gifted Education
    (630) 636-3676
    Lisa Stark
    Coordinator of Assessments
    (630) 636-4371
    Dr. Heidi Podjasek
    Director of Professional Development
    (630) 636-3667
    Eulalia Valdez
    Director of English Learners
    (630) 636-3694
    Allen Clasen
    Director of Technology
    (630) 636-3950