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The Student Services Department is committed to providing support and services to students, parents, staff and administration consistent with federal and state mandates as well as best practices. Elmhurst District 205 supports the rights of all individuals to be educated to the extent appropriate in general education settings, and attempts to be as inclusive as possible in its practices in serving students with special needs.  Parents please note:  IEP's are to be reviewed, at a minimum, annually by your child's IEP team (including you).  Eligibility is to be reviewed every three years.  The timeline as set forth by IDEA and ISBE is sixty school days, from the date of consent to the eligibility meeting.  If you request an IEP meeting, that meeting must be convened within ten school days.  IDEA and ISBE require the school district to provide you with ten days notice prior to convening any IEP meeting and to convene the meeting in less than ten days, your written consent is required.  If you have questions, please contact any of the special education supervisors listed above.  Thank you. 







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Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

Kathleen Kosteck, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services


Brandon Mixon

York High School Special Education Supervisor

Jill Mueller

Special Education Department Chair

Student Services Staff

Gina Brahm

Administrative Assistant for Student Services

Monica Duran

Administrative Assistant for Student Services


Tracy Raysakis

Administrative Assistant for Student Services

Kim James

K-5 Special Education Supervisor for Edison, Emerson, Field and Jackson

Brigid Peterson

K-5 Special Education Supervisor for Conrad Fischer, Hawthorne, Jefferson and Lincoln

Jason Vanderplow

6-8 Special Education Supervisor for Bryan, Churchville and Sandburg

Jackie Messina

Assistive Technology