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The Joseph Sears School is located at 542 Abbotsford Road in Kenilworth, Illinois. The building opens at 7:30 a.m. and regular school hours are 8:10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Library Technology Center regular hours are 7:35 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7:35 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Library Technology Center hours are based on availability and may be subject to change.

Attendance: 847-853-3866, or

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The Joseph Sears School Front Office


Mrs. Susan White

Administrative Assistant to the Interim Principals

Calendar Dates and Scheduling

Daily School Events

District Forms

Event and Meeting Locations

General Inquiries

New or Returning Student Registration

Parent Directory Questions


Dr. Lisa Leali


Building and Grounds Usage

Crisis Management and Security

District Policies and Compliance

Fee Waivers

Financial Documentation or Inquiries

Freedom of Information Act Requests

School Board Policies and Procedures

Sexual Harassment Allegations

Chief Education Officer

Dr. Lisa Leali


Academic Acceleration and Student Placement

Academic and Program Offerings


Course Progression

Curriculum Philosophy

Remote Learning Days

Response to Intervention

Social Emotional Learning

Summer Scholars

Technology/Instructional Resources/Materials


Dr. Roger Prosise

Interim Principal


Dr. Gary Zabilka

Interim Principal

Building Safety Drills

Letters of Recommendation for Students Seeking

Private Placements

Specific Issues Relating to Students (After

Teacher Has Been Contacted)

School Rules/Policies

Student Clubs and Extracurriculars

Student Schedules and Teachers

Dr. Stephanie Helfand

Interim Assistant Principal


Bullying Concerns

Section 504 Plan Questions or Concerns for

Students in Grades 5-8

Student Discipline/Behavior Concerns

Technology Questions

Interim Director of Student Services

Ms. Ali Hecimovich


New or Existing IEP Administration

English as a Second Language Questions

High School Transition for Students with IEPs

Homebound/Hospital Instruction

Homeless Liaison

Letters of Recommendation for Students with

IEPs Seeking Private High School Placement

Special Education, Including Requests for Evaluation

Summer Scholars for Students with IEPs

Dr. Carrie De La Cruz

Interim Student Services Administrator


Instructional Assistant Questions

Northern Suburban Special Education District


Occupational Therapy

Outplacement Coordination

Assistant Director of Education

Mr. Jeff Gerdin


Assessment Schedule

Locker Lists and Combinations

Lunchtime/Recess Concerns or Questions

Section 504 Plan Questions or Concerns for

Students in Grades JK-4

Student Daily Supervision

Communication Coordinator

Mrs. Deborah Keegan


District Media or News Coverage

Website Information and Documents

Sears to Home Newsletter

All School and District Publications and


School History

School Nurse

Mrs. Terry Oquendo


Attendance: 847-853-8866

Allergies and Other Student Health Concerns

Concussion Policies and Procedures

Medical Forms and Medication

Physicals and Immunizations

Data Manager

Mr. Giovanni Guerrero


Changes in Parent/Family Email or Contact


Infosnap Registration System

AtoZ Connect Family Directory

Parent/Teacher Conference Scheduling

PowerSchool Questions and Access


Ms. Trish Culhane


Payments Made or Owed to the School

Accounts Receivable

Accounts Payable

Check Requests/Reimbursements

Invoice Payments and Copies

Executive Assistant to the Director of Student Services

Mrs. Julie Campanaro


Employment Vacancy Questions

Facility Rentals

Special Education Transportation Questions

Athletic Director

Mrs. Natalie McLemore


Athletic Uniforms

Joseph Sears School Athletics

Physical Education Uniforms

The Joseph Sears School Front Office


Mrs. Laura Wise

Administrative Assistant to Chief


Drop-off of Student Supplies/Lunches

New Family Tours and Information

Parking Inquiries