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Algonquin Middle School
Central Elementary School
Chippewa Middle School
Cumberland Elementary School
Early Learning Center
Forest Elementary School
Iroquois Community School
North Elementary School
Orchard Place Elementary School
Plainfield Elementary School
South Elementary School
Terrace Elementary School


Administration Directory

Leon Smaage Administration Center
Dr. Paul E. Hertel Interim Superintendent
Nelson W. Gray Assistant Superintendent of Business Services
Adam Denenberg Chief Technology Officer
Jennifer Tempest Bova Director of Community Relations
Victorene King Director of Strategic Initiatives and Accountability

Main switchboard telephone
General district email address

Forest School Administration Wing
Laura Sangroula Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services
Dr. Ellen Swanson Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Milagros Bravo Director of Second Language Programs
Margarite Beniaris Director of Student Services
Rose Slivka Social Work Department Chair
Elizabeth Abelson Vision Department Chair
Mary Molenda OT/PT Department Chair
Erica Cupuro Psychology Department Chair
Kristan Krupinski Speech & Language Department Chair
Donna Zenger, RN Health Services Department Chair
Board of Education

Stephanie Duckmann, President
James Poskozim, Vice President
Ronald Burton, Member
Tina Garrett, Member
Brian Inzerello, Member
Sharon Lynch, Member
Beth Morley, Member

Margaret Goodchild,
Secretary to the Board of Education

In accordance with Public Act 98-0930, you may contact Board of Education members directly via email

Board Doc – 7.20: Harassment of Students Prohibited

FOIA – Requests under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) may be sent via email to

For meeting times and dates, please call the Leon Smaage Administration Center at 847-824-1136

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Leon Smaage
Administration Center

777 East Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6281