Special Services

Community High School District 99 is a member of SASED (School Association for Special Education in DuPage County).  Special Education involvement is directed through the local school attendance area.  Procedures for referral and placement are directed by the Counseling and Student Support Services Department.  District 99 and its associated districts in SASED have programs for students age 3 through 21.

Some of the programs offered in the local high schools and/or through SASED, the special education cooperative, are for students eligible as:

  • Cognitively Disabled
  • Deaf-Blind  
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Learning Disabled
  • Autistic
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Emotionally Disabled
  • Physically Impaired
  • Multiply Disabled
  • Traumatic Brain Injured
  • Visually Impaired
  •  Speech & Language Impaired

Placement into any programs/courses is determined at an Eligibility Review where an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed to address the need for more intensive instruction.

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.  

Questions about identification, assessment, and placement of students should be directed to:

Jorie Burtnette, North Special Service Chair (630-795-8040)
Alyssa Gunderson, South Special Service Chair (630-795-8640)
Lisa Bollow, Director of Special Services (630-795-7114)
Scott Wuggazer, Assistant Superintendent (630-795-7114)

Please visit the Counseling and Student Support Services (CSSS) webpage for questions regarding Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

North High CSSS Webpage
South High CSSS Webpage

Information

Department Chair
Alyssa Gunderson

Department Administrative Assistant
Lori Dolce

IEP Administrative Assistant

Department Office
Room B116
630-795-8640
630-795-7195 (FAX)

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Staff

Kevin Ahrens

Faculty

Nikki Alessi

Faculty

Jennifer Armour

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Sonia Atkins

Faculty

Sabra Barowski

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Karen Beagley

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Patricia Berkes

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Michelle Bodi

Faculty

Jade Bottoms

Nurse - Special Services

Tricia Brawley

Faculty - Vocational Coordinator

Stacey Bretwisch

Job Coach

Adam Bruesch

Faculty

Stephen Buhr

Social Worker

Allison Caffrey

Faculty

Danielle Conrad

Speech Pathologist

Eric Cremer

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Amanda DeLay

Faculty

Jamie Denton

Faculty

Lori Dolce

Executive Administrative Assistant

Olivia Dolce

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Alice Doro

Faculty

Arthur Drenth

Faculty

Timothy Flannery

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Liam Fogarty

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Nicole Forst

Faculty

Barbara Garofalo

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Barb Gentile

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John Gilley

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Evelyn Golden

Faculty

Katherine Goray

Faculty

Haidee Gospodarek

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Alyssa Gunderson

Special Services Department Chair

Patrick Hayes

Faculty

Chris Hernandez

Faculty

Nicole Hobus

Occupational Therapist

Samuel Honan

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Wesley Jewell

Executive Administrative Assistant

Alexander Karmgard

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Edward Kozak

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Robert Kud

Faculty

Trisha Kurth

Faculty

Shannon Lahey

Faculty

Megan Liston

Social Worker

Sean Liston

Faculty

Sean Lovelace

Faculty

Jessica Madden

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Kimberly Maley

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Rebeca Manjarres

Physical Therapist

James MCAuliffe

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Lindsey McAuliffe

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Tessa McGuire

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Brandon McSheffery

Paraprofessional

Aricela Mendez

Social Worker

Zachary Miller

Faculty

Kelly Niemann

Faculty

Alyssa Orel

Faculty

Darren Orel

Faculty

GeriAnn Ortega

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Adam Petersen

Faculty

Heather Peterson

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Terry Pollard

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Stephanie Radeke

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Katherine Ranallo

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Danielle Riegler

Speech Pathologist

Laura Rothamer

Faculty - Transition 99

Elizabeth Savage

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Jacqueline Serafin

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Brian Singer

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Thomas Stice

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Jessica Syring

Faculty

Nade Tambik

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Asia Tillmon

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Jamie Trent

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Mack Trent

Faculty

Amy Walsh

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Richard Wild

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Mary Wiley

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Brett Wolf

Faculty

Lisa Woodman

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Samantha Zea

Executive Administrative Assistant - Substitute Coordinator