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Phone:  630-617-2304

Fax:  630-617-2345

Address: 162 S. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126

FOIA Requests

In accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the designated officer for Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is Ellen M. Walsh. 

All requests made under the provisions outlined in FOIA legislation, should be sent to the attention of Ellen M. Walsh via mail at District 205 Center, 162 S. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 or via email at

Superintendent of Schools

Special Reports


Time is always an elusive concept, and this year is no different. It seems like only yesterday that I was welcoming in a young crop of outstanding new principals to District 205, and here we are in October, getting ready for broomsticks, spider webs, and Batman costumes.

There are so many positive things to celebrate throughout the District that it is hard to know where to begin.

Acceleration Time at the elementary and middle school levels is off to a good start. Acceleration Time is a dedicated block of time each day in which students participate in intervention or enrichment activities, personalized to their academic needs and interests. During this time, students who are struggling to master a particular skill or concept receive individualized attention from a content area specialist, while extension opportunities are provided for students who have demonstrated proficiency. Churchville Middle School teacher Barb Ahlgrim related that her recent experience during Acceleration Time was the most rewarding of her teaching career.

The District is continuing its practice of Instructional Rounds. During rounds, teams of administrators visit classrooms and look for evidence of the District’s instructional priorities.  The focus this year is rigor. D205 utilizes the International Center for Leadership in Education’s Rigor and Relevance Framework as an organizing tool to provide a standard definition of rigor. Dr. Bill Daggett, ICLE CEO, Founder and creator of the Framework, delivered a keynote address at the opening Teacher Institute Day in August and facilitated a community event in the evening.

My article on rounds “Creating Coherence through the Practice of Instructional Rounds” will appear in the December issue of School Administrator. Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Leadership Development, Dr. Mary Henderson, Bryan Middle School Principal Jacquie Discipio, and I have presented on the topic at various state conferences this fall. You can access the presentation here.

Following a successful pilot last year, the District is implementing Eureka Math in all elementary grades this year. Director of STEM Education, Dave Beedy, spoke at each of the schools last spring to explain some of the differences parents can expect with the new program. In simple terms, Eureka Math takes a real-world, problem-solving approach to mathematical concepts.

You may hear teachers talking about “growth mindset.” Students must learn to persevere through difficulties, and we are trying to reinforce this idea with language that supports it. For example, if a student gets frustrated and struggles, we do not want them to give up, but rather realize that the just haven’t gotten it—YET!

Phase II of Focus 205 will feature an intense focus on facilities, as the District is finalizing a long-range plan to address its aging infrastructure in a manner that supports future ready learning for all students. Stay tuned for opportunities to share your thoughts on this important issue.

Every day is a great day in Elmhurst District 205, and we are making a concerted effort to share the excitement through social media. You can follow the District (@ElmhurstD205) or your school (@nameofschoolD205) on Twitter and Facebook. Much of the action is captured via our special hashtag, #IgniteD205. Additionally, you can follow my blog, where I routinely address important instructional ideas related to the District’s Operational Plan.

Dr. David Moyer
Superintendent of Schools


Updated, October 16, 2017


Dr. David A. Moyer - Biography


Dr. David Moyer is beginning his third year as the superintendent for Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205, and his eighth year as a superintendent. He was named an Illinois Superintendent of Distinction in April 2015. The Board of Education recently extended his contract through the 2019-20 school year. Read more...

Dr. David Moyer

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Moyer, Dr. David
Superintendent of Schools
Walsh, Ellen
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent


Cohen, Ed.D., Mark
Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Growth
Henderson, Ed.D., Mary
Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Leadership Development
Kosteck, Ed.D., Kathleen
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Lemke, Mariann
Executive Director of Research and Program Analysis
Smith, David
Executive Director of Technology,
Smith, Melea
Executive Director of Communications/Public Relations
Whelton, Christopher
Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Operations
Woell, Ed.D., James
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

District Vision Statement

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will be a national leader in educating children of all backgrounds and ability levels, promoting high individual student achievement. The district will incorporate student-centered decision-making, the highest academic standards, best practices in education, the highest caliber educational professionals, and leading edge resources to ensure an equitable education for all and success in a global society.

District Mission Statement

The mission of Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is to meet the educational needs of all students, challenging each to his or her full potential and ensuring a foundation for future success in life.