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BOE Approves Jeremy A. Bell, MSW, MAEL, as Director of Special Education

 SD408 Community Unit School Distirct


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Contact: Theresa Komitas
Phone: (630) 636-3660
E-mail: tkomitas@sd308.org

 

Board of Education Approves Jeremy A. Bell, MSW, MAEL, as Director of Special Education


Jeremy Bell

 


Oswego, Ill. (May 1, 2020) — Oswego Community Unit School District 308 Board of Education has approved Jeremy A. Bell, as the Director of Special Education for the 2020-21 school year at its April 27, 2020 board of education meeting.

 

Bell is the current Executive Director of Student Services at East Aurora School District 131, where he has held that position since 2017, and was the Assistant Director of Student Services the year prior.  He has also held the position of Special Education Administrator and Special Education Coordinator in District 131.

 

Bell has experience with leading certified, classified and itinerant staff; creating schedules and sections for special education students and 504 students; and increasing parent participation in the IEP process.

 

Bell received his Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in School Administration from Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois; Masters of Social Work from Aurora University, George Williams College of Social Work, with an emphasis in School Social Work from Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois; and Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Family, Child, and Nutritional Sciences with an emphasis in Family Social Services from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois.

 

“Mr. Bell is a transformational leader with extensive experience in improving outcomes for students” said Dr. Denise Hildebrand, Executive Director of Special Education for 2020-21 SY.  “We are excited to have hired an administrator whose background and experience in special education and social work will continue to support the district in addressing the emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of all learners.”

  

Mission Statement: In partnership with our families and communities, Community Unit School District 308 will educate all students to reach their highest potential.