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  • Community Consolidated School District 15

    District Office/Educational Service Center

    580 N. 1st Bank Drive
    Palatine IL 60067-8110
    Phone: 847-963-3000

    Board of Education

    Lisa Beth Szczupaj, President
    Frank J. Annerino, Vice President
    Samantha Bray Ader, Secretary
    Wenda Hunt
    Zubair Khan
    James Taylor
    Anthony Wang 

    Superintendent's Office

    Laurie Heinz, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools
    847-963-3205 • Fax: 847-963-3200

    • Responsible for administering and supervising all district activities to achieve the goals established by the Board of Education
    • Oversees Business and Auxiliary Services
    • Oversees Instructional and Special Services
    • Oversees Personnel and Human Services
    • Oversees Administrative Services

    Administrative Services

    Claire Kowalczyk, Ed.D.
    Deputy Superintendent of Schools
    847-963-3202 • Fax: 847-963-3200

    • Complaint manager
    • Student assignment
    • District boundaries
    • Student attendance
    • District crisis and emergency management
    • Homeless liaison
    • Oversees Technology Services
    • Oversees Transportation

    Business & Auxiliary Services

    Diana McCluskey
    Chief School Business Official
    847-963-3032 • Fax: 847-963-3164

    Mary Chaharbakhshi
    Director of Fiscal Services
    847-963-3033 • Fax: 847-963-3164

    • Financial operation of the district
    • General business and support functions
    • Fiscal planning
    • Budgeting
    • Accounting activities for the receipt & expenditure of funds
    • Banking and expenditures
    • General and workers compensation insurance
    • Purchase of supplies, materials, or services
    • Oversees School Nutrition Services
    • Oversees Internal Services
    • Oversees Central Distribution functions

    Communications Department

    Rebecca Latham
    Chief Communications Officer
    847-963-3204 • Fax: 847-963-3200

    • Contact for all media questions and requests
    • Coordinate all district publications
    • Promote goodwill through news releases, presentations, speeches, etc.
    • Website and staff web
    • Mass communications
    • Oversees Reprographics Department

    Educational Services

    Meg Schnoor, Ed.D.
    Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

    Tim Woomert
    Manager, Data Services

    • Supporting the District's Strategic Planning Process
    • Overseeing the District's Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
    • Assisting schools implement the school improvement process
    • Coordinating State and District assessments
    • Develop tools to assist schools with assessment information
    • Managing the Academically Talented and Gifted Program
    • Student information and demographics, enrollment and registration
    • Grading, scheduling, and attendance configuration and reporting
    • Data warehousing

    Facilities & Operations

    James Kaplanes
    847-963-3950 • Fax: 847-963-3985

    • Maintenance of heating, electrical, and general physical structures (including roofs, exterior painting, and floors)
    • Maintenance of lawns, playing fields, asphalt parking lots, driveways, and student play areas

    Health Services

    Karen Flor
    Health Services Coordinator
    847-963-3151 • Fax: 847-963-3145

    • Allergy Awareness
    • Care of Illness & Injury
    • Communicable Disease Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • Medication Administration & Policy
    • Required Health Exams and Immunization Recording

    Human Resources

    Lisa Nuss
    Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
    847-963-3013 • Fax: 847-963-3162

    Shari Lazor, Ed.D.
    Director of Human Resources-Certified Staff
    847-963-3015 • Fax: 847-963-3162

    Lori Thum
    Director of Human Resources-Classified Staff
    847-963-3020 0149 Fax: 847-963-3162

    • Recruiting, screening, and hiring all district employees
    • Employee orientation
    • Benefits administration
    • Employee recognition
    • Teacher certification
    • Employee evaluation
    • Board of Education policies
    • Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
    • Official school calendar
    • Workers' compensation
    • Unemployment compensation
    • Substitute teachers
    • Staff development for classified employees

    Multilingual Programs

    Renee Urbanski
    Assistant Superintendent of Multilingual Programs

    • Meeting the needs of students whose native language is other than English
    • Accelerating English language literacy while valuing each child's social and cultural knowledge
    • Assessments
    • Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (B-PAC)
    • English Language Learner Program
    • Junior High Foreign Language Program
    • Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE)
    • Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI)

    School Nutrition Services

    Tina Woods
    Director of School Nutrition Services
    847-963-3929 • Fax: 847-963-3925

    • Breakfast programs offered at many schools
    • Lunch programs offered at all 20 schools
    • Central kitchen
    • Menus, a la carte
    • Free and reduced-price meals
    • Pay fees online

    Student Services

    Ann Scully, Ed.D.
    Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
    847-963-3149 • Fax: 847-963-3145

    • Special education programs and services for disabled children
    • School health services for disabled children
    • Enrollment procedures
    • Equal education
    • Student absences/excusing children
    • Expected student behavior and discipline
    • Student fees
    • Student records

    Teaching & Learning

    Thomas Edgar, Ph.D.
    Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning

    • Development, implementation, instructional technology support, and assessment of instructional program
    • Provide support to schools through service to buildings
    • Curriculum development
    • Instructional material development and adoptions
    • Instructional strategies
    • Staff development
    • Student support services
    • Specialized programs (second-language programs, Title I reading services, etc.)
    • Special education programs

    Technology Services

    Dave Kuechenberg
    Manager of Technology Services
    847-963-3225 • Fax: 847-963-3235

    • Network use agreements
    • Technology standards for students

    Transportation Services 

    Tom Bramley
    Director of Transportation Operations
    847-963-3905 • Fax: 847-963-3906

    • Bus transportation for students
    • District-owned fleet
    • Bus/Student safety


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