Special Education

District 155 offers a range of individualized services and programs that help students reach their educational potential. The Special Education faculty and staff support families and students from 8th grade transition to beyond high school and provide a number of related services to ensure students operate in a safe learning environment.

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Please note: Public school districts are required to take whatever action is necessary to facilitate a parent or guardian’s understanding of and participation in IEP and Section 504 meetings. This includes the provision of interpreter services for parents/guardians whose native language is not English or a sign language interpreter for parents/guardians who are deaf or hard of hearing. In the absence of qualified interpreters on staff, school districts may use outside vendors, including telephonic interpreters. Parents/guardians have the right to request that an interpreter provided by the school district serve no other role during an IEP or Section 504 meeting, and the school district must make reasonable efforts to comply with that request.  To request an interpreter or if you have any questions or complaints about interpretation services, please contact your student's school directly. 

Rachel Keesey
Assistant Superintendent of Student Services & Special Education
Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1011
Email: rkeesey@d155.org

Matthew Collins
Prairie Ridge Division Lead and Coordinator of Special Education Services
Email: mattcollins@d155.org

Dona Taylor
Cary-Grove High School
Division Lead
Email: dtaylor@d155.org

Peter Schmidtknecht
Crystal Lake Central High School
Division Lead
Email: pschmidtkneckt@d155.org

Larry Boberg
Crystal Lake South High School
Division Lead
Email: lboberg@d155.org