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Department for Learning
The Department for Learning…
working together with teachers
and staff to help prepare
every student in
West Chicago Elementary School District 33
to attain academic success and
face the challenges of a changing world.

Welcome to the Department for Learning!

We are responsible for the organization and maintenance of the District's instructional program. Our primary responsibilities center on curriculum development and alignment, focused staff development, student academic assessment systems, ongoing school improvement programs, and the management of federal, state and private grants that support the instructional plan for our District. We work closely with data management systems to analyze assessment results in order to improve instruction. The department also helps facilitate partnerships between schools, parents, and the community aimed at high student achievement. Development of instructional resources include print, graphic, and electronic materials that provide models of authentic language use, including academic language, in authentic contexts. These instructional resources expand parents' ability to communicate with teachers, to actively engage in their children's schooling, and to participate meaningfully in educational decision making.

Click on the links on this page for more information about topics that interest you. If you need more information or would like to see a topic added to our page, please contact a member of our staff.

We are happy to share the good news about all the great things that are happening in District 33!
Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
Gloria Trejo ([email protected]
630-293-6000 ext. 1209 
Director of Assessment and Accountability
Beth Walrath ([email protected])
630-293-6000 ext.  1214
Director for Teaching and Learning 
Jen Tapia ([email protected]
630-293-6000 ext. 1213 
Coordinator for English Language Learners 
Margarita Vazquez 
630-293-6000 ext.   1210
Lead Teacher for Math 
Whitnie Del Toro 
Lead Teacher for Literacy
Sheryl Clark-Leturgey
Executive Secretary
Gicela Ramirez  
630-293-6000 ext. 1208
Leticia Correa ([email protected])
630-293-6000 ext. 1206 
Mayra Mendoza
630-293-6000 ext. 1216 
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