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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. 



DayOne PACT's Parent Support Group will hold a meeting focusing on Respite Supports for Children and Adults with developmental disabilities on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. They will discuss valuable programs available through Respite Care Resources and Ray Graham Association's Plenjary Children's Respite Home as well as their Respite Voucher Program. Please see attached flyer for more information. Registration is required.  


NAMI DuPage will host various workshops regarding Social Security Disability:  Change and Confusion. The workshops focus on the application and appeals process, and will explain rights under the Social Security Act. The first workshop in the series is on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Please see attached flyer for more information.


Starting on April 19th, AIM-CIL will host a Teen Social Night every third Thursday of every month from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.  These fun teen social nights are for ages 13 to 22.  Please see attached flyer for specific dates.  Also, please RSVP for each event individually.  


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