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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

D62 Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Announced

DES PLAINES, IL Monday, April 15, 2013 – The Community Consolidated School District 62 Board of Education appointed Dr. Ellen Teelucksingh as the next Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, effective July 1, 2013. Teelucksingh replaces Brad Voehringer, who was recently hired to lead Pennoyer School District 79 in Norridge, IL.

Currently, Dr. Teelucksingh serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Special Services in Lombard District 44. She oversees and supervises Special Education, ELL/Bilingual, Early Childhood, and Social Emotional Learning programs and staff. She is also responsible for writing and managing several state and federal grants, compliance and monitoring of special services programs, and managing the department budget.

Prior to working in Lombard, Teelucksingh served as the assistant principal of Glenwood School, a special education and public day school educational program for K-12 students; special education supervisor of the Bren Road Education Center, an emotional/behavioral disorder site housing a variety of programs, including a juvenile residential and correctional facility and the Omegon program a residential treatment center for juveniles with mental and chemical health needs; and as a program facilitator and school psychologist.

Teelucksingh earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and master’s and doctorate degrees in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota. An accomplished author and workshop and media presenter, Teelucksingh is a member of the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, Council for Exceptional Children, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and National Association of School Psychologists.

“I have always found great pleasure in helping students who have unique learning profiles reach their full potential,” Teelucksingh announced, when asked about coming to District 62. “While student progress may be measured differently, educators must embrace the idea that all students can learn. When educators operate with this perspective, it’s possible to maximize student learning potential and success. I look forward to working with District 62’s leadership team. ”

Des Plaines School District 62 educates more than 4,990 students in eleven schools and employs more than 770 employees.

For more information, please call:
Mindy Ward
Director of Community Relations
847-824-8070.

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For more information, please contact:
MeLinda Ward
Director of Community Relations
847-824-8070.

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