Superintendent

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

Dr. Keisha Campbell
kcampbell@elmhurst205.org

ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT 

Dr. Scott Grens
sgrens@elmhurst205.org

Superintendent's Office

Kathryn Schmitt

Titles: Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
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Cabinet

Tonya Daniels

Titles: Executive Director of Communications and Community Relations
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Rudolph Gomez

Titles: Director of Technology
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Scott Grens, EdD

Titles: Associate Superintendent
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Kerry Leuschel

Titles: Executive Director-Secondary E
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Kathryn Lyons

Titles: Executive Director-Elementary
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Luke Pavone

Titles: Asst Supt for Human Resource
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Kevin Rubenstein

Titles: Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
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Christopher Whelton

Titles: Asst Supt of Finance
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A Message from the Superintendent

September 2, 2022

Hello Elmhurst District 205 Families and Staff, 

I hope that everyone is feeling settled into your new school year routines.  Let’s take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate what a successful start to the new year we have had! This year is the first year in far too long that we are experiencing a level of normalcy - something that I know we have all been missing.    

I have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about our school’s curriculum nights. Parents and staff have both talked about the excitement and energy that was in the air as everyone was engaging and learning about the journey our students will be taking this year. It was also great to empower our families with a thorough understanding of what students will be working on in the Middle schools and high school as the teachers provided unit and text overviews for each class, providing added clarity and transparency in what they will be covering in their courses. There are so many great things happening from the new curriculum, new and easily accessible course syllabus information, insights into grading practices, upgrades to so many of our schools and - something I am especially excited about - a significantly increased level of engagement with everyone in the District 205 community.

I recently told you about the new Community Connections Newsletter that is nowconversation with the sup mailed quarterly to all District205households, and today I'm excited to share that as a continuation of the Community Connections theme, we are announcing a new opportunity. I personally invite you to join me for connections and conversations. This event will include a short presentation around a specific initiative, followed by an opportunity for you to connect and talk with me and my leadership team. We look forward to continuing to build meaningful relationships with members of our community as we partner to Educate, Engage, and Empower all students.

One of the things that I know might be top of mind is school safety. This has been, and should be, a continued topic of conversation for everyone. I want to take a minute to share some details about safety preparedness in District 205. This summer we had an incredible opportunity to partner with the Elmhurst Police Department as they performed a tactical training activity at Edison Elementary School. Seeing these men and women work through incidents in preparation for so many scenariosEPD Training at Edison was educational and helps ensure an added layer of safety to empower our schools as our police department knows how to navigate and respond to any possible situation. Over the summer we made some updates to our School Safety page of our website. Please take a moment to look through the new information. While we continuously refine our crisis response planning measures to constantly be vigilant about the safety of students and staff, this page will be updated immediately with any new information. The health and safety of our students and staff is, and will always be, our number one priority. 

As always, thank you for your continued partnership and support! I look forward to being a part of your journey of excellence this year in District 205! 

Dr. Keisha Campbell
Superintendent

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