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Learning & Teaching

Welcome to Learning & Teaching

The Department of Learning and Teaching serves the needs of the parents and professional staff of District 205.  Learning & Teaching oversees the creation and implementation of curriculum in all content areas for Kindergarten through Grade 12 and supports assessment of student learning, locally and on state level assessments.

Curriculum coordinators in the content areas consistently work with administration, teams of teachers and committees to review and improve learning experiences and assessment for students. District 205 provides services not only in the content areas but in additional programs for student support; English Language Learners (ELL), Instructional Support (Reading Recovery and PLUS), REACH (Gifted & Talented). Summer school programs, both K-8 and 9-12, are also available.

Additional information on District 205 curriculum or program may be obtained by contacting the respective curriculum personnel.

Curriculum News


The District 205 Board of Education has approved a Dual Language program at Conrad Fischer Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. This program will be applicable to incoming 2018-19 kindergarten students. Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program.

Parents who are interested in enrolling their incoming kindergartner for the 2018-19 Dual Language magnet program, located at Conrad Fischer Elementary School, should click on the link below to complete the application form:
Dual Language Program Application 2018-2019

La mesa directiva del distrito Elmhurst 205 ha aprobado el programa de lenguaje dual en la escuela Conrad Fischer por el año 2018-2019. El programa es para los niños que comienza de Kinder. Haz clic por detalles sobre el programa de lenguaje dual.

Si está interesado en el programa de lenguaje dual para su hijo(a), haz clic debajo para completar la forma apropiada: Solicitud para el programa de lenguaje dual 2018-19


Assistant Superintendent for Learning & Teaching

Cohen, Ed.D., Mark
Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Growth
Henderson, Ed.D., Mary
Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Leadership Development


Beedy, David
Director of STEM Education
Lee, Deborah
Professional Learning, REACH, Social Studies, Performing & Visual Arts
Leonard, Ariana
District ELL Program Coordinator
Tammaru, Nikki
Director of Literacy

Administrative Assistant

Chantos, Stephanie
Administrative Assistant for Learning & Teaching
Ricchetti, Carrie
Administrative Assistant for Learning & Teaching