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Contact Information

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

Message from the Superintendent



District 205 is one of 40 schools nationwide invited to join the National Innovation & Transformational Leadership Network. The Network is hosted by the American Association of School Administrators and the Successful Practices Network, an arm of the International Center for Leadership in Education. The D205 Innovation Team is comprised of Superintendent Dr. David Moyer, Learning and Teaching Committee Chair Jim Collins, Assistant Superintendent for Innovation and Growth, Dr. Mark Cohen, Field Principal Heidi Thomas, and Sandburg English Department Chair, Frank Dahlman.

Started last fall, the cohort is a year-long experience during which superintendents and their leadership teams are­ supported to apply innovative best practices toward redefining what it means to be successful in school.

Dr. Moyer said, “The top three characteristics of innovative districts from across the country, based on the research of the Successful Practices Network, are that they all have a system of standards based reporting, focus on personalized learning, and commit to tending to the behavioral health of their young learners.”

Building on the success of innovative classes like Project Lead the Way, which blends real-world, project-based, applied learning experiences with the core subjects at the middle school level, the Innovation Team has identified the area of interdisciplinary learning as an innovation priority. Next school year, D205 will pilot several interdisciplinary experiences for learners in second grade at Field Elementary; eighth grade at Sandburg, and for juniors and seniors at York High School.

These experiences will feature key elements such as:

  • Flexible Class Time

  • Blended Learning Opportunities - Combining traditional classroom work with online and independent study.

  • 21st Century Learning Skills like Communication, Collaboration, Leadership, Creative and Critical Thinking, and Information and Technology Literacy

  • Supports for Student Behavioral Health Needs i.e. Stress, Anxiety

Former Program Director for Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and current President of the Successful Practices Network Dr. Ray McNulty travels extensively to mentor school districts like D205 as part of the Innovation Network.

“The world of learning is not what it used to be. There are many more ways to learn than ever before, and education systems need to prepare their learners (students) for success in the world in which they will live and work,” Dr. McNulty said.

"District 205 is rapidly becoming a national leader in future-ready learning. Our focus on interdisciplinary learning and behavioral health will help improve rigor, relevance, and student engagement. I can't wait for it to manifest itself in classrooms across the District," Dr. Moyer concluded.


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Dr. David A. Moyer - Biography

The 2018-19 school year marks Dr. David Moyer’s fourth as the superintendent of Elmhurst Community District 205. Moyer has 20 previous years of school administrator experience spanning seven school districts in two states. He has eight prior years of superintendent leadership, and has served as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, and athletic director. Read more here...

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Dr. David Moyer


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
Associate Superintendent for Learning and Leadership Development
Kosteck, Ed.D., Kathleen
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Lemke, Mariann
Executive Director of Research and Program Analysis
Redmond, Bev
Executive Director of Communications
Smith, David
Executive Director of Technology,
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.