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Home - Student Services

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. On the left side of this page, links are located to different areas within the Student Services department, including Section 504, Homeless Services, Allergy Information, Special Education, and related services. 


Special Education:

On the left side of this page, there are specific pages which describe in detail the various components of the Special Education process. Quickly, a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) is to be reviewed, at a minimum, annually by your child's IEP team (including you).  Eligibility is to be reviewed minimally 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, the team must provide a response within ten 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 on the right side of this page.  Thank you. 



Volunteers are needed to help out the 2018 Disabled Hockey Festival.  Help make this special event a success by volunteering April 5-15, 2018.  Please see flyer for specific times, locations, and contact information.


DuPage TPC is proud to host Dr. Tim Wahlberg, PH.D., who will present and discuss:  Preparing Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders for the Adult World.  Please join us on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm at the WorkNet DuPage Career Center.  Please see attached flyer for more information and to RSVP.


Are you career ready?  Please join us at College of DuPage for three important events:


1.  Electronic Resume Reviews Monday April 2nd to Wednesday April 4, 2018.  Please see flyer for info on how to send in your resume.


2.  Career Prep Sessions on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  Building a Resume will take place between noon and 1:00 pm.  Crafting an Elevator Pitch from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm.


3.  Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, April 5, 2018.  At the Student Resource Center from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.


Please see flyer for registration information. 


Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

Kathleen Kosteck, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

Student Services Staff

Gina Brahm

Administrative Assistant for Student Services

Monica Garnica

Administrative Assistant for Student Services

Arisve Esquivel

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


Brandon Mixon

York High School Special Education Supervisor

(630) 617-2475

Jill Mueller

Special Education Department Chair

(630) 617-2361


Barb Aguirre

Special Education Secretary 

(630) 617-2492