Motto and Mission
District 64’s motto is Together we discover, learn, grow, and care. This motto is set for all students in D64. The mission statement for Special Education as agreed to by the Parents and Teachers Talking Together group members (PT3) is: Inspire every child to discover, learn, achieve, and care by recognizing every child has unique and individual needs, while fostering a learning environment that promotes every child's creativity through academic, emotional, and social development.
- The Student Services Department provides services to students and families in the following areas:
- The Student Services Department also supports general education in the following areas:
Our Administrative Team
Lea Anne Frost | Director
The Director of Student Services is Dr. Frost. Dr. Frost came to District 64 with more than 30 years of experience in the field of special education, ranging from her start as a Special Education Teacher to a Special Education Program Supervisor and Assistant Superintendent before heading multi-district special education cooperatives.
Angela Phillips | Assistant Director
Angela came to D64 serving prior in North Chicago #187 as the Assistant Director for Special Education, Zion-Benton High School District #126 as the Division Chair of Special Education, and as an Assistant Principal and Special Education Teacher within Deerfield School District #109.
Student Services Coordinators
The Student Services Coordinator facilitates the special education processes while supporting families, students and staff.
Danielle Osborne | Washington and Lincoln
Danielle is a new coordinator to D64. She most recently was a Special Education Program Supervisor with Cicero School District #99. She has also served in roles of a Curriculum and Instruction Coach and Special Education Teacher with Chicago Public Schools. Additionally, she taught in Thailand and at Oak Park-River Forest High School.
Colin Baer | Carpenter and Emerson
Colin is a Park Ridge native who has returned to the area from California. Colin has assumed roles as a Special Education Teacher, Department Chair for Special Education and an Assistant Director for special education.
Elisa Leporini | Field and Franklin
Elisa comes to D64 from service as an Assistant Director of Student Services in East Aurora School District #131. Prior to that experience, she held positions in Skokie-Morton Grove School District #69 as an Early Childhood Social Worker/Case Manager, Behavior Intervention Coach, and Assistant Principal.
Alyssa Zommick | Roosevelt
Phone: 847. 653.3649
Alyssa served as a Special Education Coordinator at Huntley School District #158. She was also a Special Education Teacher for seven years prior at East Maine School District #63 and Kildeer-Countryside School District #96.
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