Student Learning

Welcome to the Department for Student Learning

The Department of Student Learning is committed to providing District 64 educators with the tools needed to positively impact student learning. The Department supports all aspects of the instructional program including curriculum, instruction, professional development,  and assessment. In collaboration with the Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Technology Coaches, Library Information Specialists, Department Chairpersons, Liaisons, and other teacher leaders, our mission is to provide an exemplary program of instruction for students that contributes to the development of the “whole child.”

Meet the Department for Student Learning

Lori Hinton Lopez, Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning
Mary Jane Warden, Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology (JE)
Carey Meredith, Asst. to the Department for Student Learning
Kathy Makowski, Administrative Secretary-Student Learning
Lynn Barabasz, Science Center Assistant (RO)
Sue Sirvinskas, Primary Challenge/Channels of Challenge Assistant (CA)

Curriculum Specialists:
Art: Sonja Dziedzic (EM)
EL: Diane Kucharski (WA)
Primary Challenge/Channels of Challenge: Camille Derwin (CA)
Foreign Language: Shannon Rodriguez (LI)
LA: Meghan Keefer (RO)
Math: Tracie Thomas (FR)
General Music: Terry Broeker (EM)
Instrumental Music: Brian Jacobi (LI)
PE: Sue McGovern (WA)
Science/Health/Social Studies: Tony Clishem (WA)

Instructional Technology Coaches:
Tiffany Costa (RO)
Rachel Labuz (WA)
Kevin Michael (CA)
Kara Pottinger (EM)
Megan Preis (LI)
Beth Rihtar (FI)
Allison Sobotka (FR)

Library Information Specialists:
Jane Everett (FI)
Taryn Handlon (RO)
Andrea Hetzke (FR)
Brittney Joyce (WA)
Kathleen Loftus (CA)
Dianne Olson (EM)
Denise Reeder (LI)

Middle School Department Chairs & Liaisons:
Language Arts: Irene Kappos (LI) & June Sorensen (EM)
Math: Christine Thielen (LI) & Michele Jones (EM)
Science: Cathy Murges (EM) & Chris Corlett (LI)
Social Studies: Tom Nasshan (LI) & Doug Florence (EM)