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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.

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The Joseph Sears School Front Office


Mrs. Susan White

General inquiry


District forms

Information for new families

Daily school events

Deadlines and due dates

Event and meeting locations

Drop-off for student lunches

Calendar dates and scheduling

Superintendent/Chief School Business Official

Dr. Crystal LeRoy


District policy and compliance

School board policies and procedures

Freedom of Information Act requests

Building and grounds usage

Financial documentation

Bullying concerns

Sexual harassment allegations

School and athletic fee waivers

Chief Education Officer

Dr. Lisa Leali


Curriculum Philosophy

Tours for New Families/Alumni

Technology/instructional resources/materials


Course Progression

Academic and extracurricular offerings



Dr. LeViis Haney


Specific issues related to students (after first contacting the teacher)

Student placement and scheduling

Student clubs/activities/field trips

School policy/rules

Director of Student Services

Ms. Zuica Donev


504 Plans

English as a Second Language

Homebound/Hospital instruction

Homeless liaison

Response to Intervention (RtI)

Social emotional learning

Special education, including request for evaluation

Assistant Director of Education

Mr. Jeff Gerdin


Detention and student discipline

Student daily supervision

Lunchtime issues and concerns

Locker lists and combinations

Communication Coordinator

Mr. Chike Erokwu


District media or news coverage

Website information and documents

Sears to Home newsletter

All school and district publications and brochures

School history

School Nurse

Mrs. Terry Oquendo


Medical forms

Physicals and immunizations

Allergies/student health concerns


Data Manager

Mrs. Marcy Seiler


MySchoolAnywhere Family Directory

Changes in email or contact preferences

Parent/teacher conference scheduling

Infosnap registration system

PowerSchool questions and access


Ms. Trish Culhane


Payments owed or made to school

Accounts receivable

Accounts payable

Check requests/reimbursements

Invoice/payment copies

Executive Assistant to the Director of Student Services

Mrs. Julie Campanaro


Administrator meeting availability

Facility rentals

Athletic Director

Mrs. Natalie McLemore


Joseph Sears School athletics

Athletic uniforms

Physical Education uniforms

Concussion policies and procedures