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Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools
April 9, 2019
DuPage County School District and Educator Recognized for Educational Excellence

School District 100 Receives National Recognition From
AP College Board

On March 20, Fenton Community High School District 100 was named the Advanced Placement Small District of the Year by AP College Board. During the past four years, Fenton has worked diligently to built an AP program that encourages all students who demonstrate ability to enroll in AP courses. Today, 500 students are enrolled in 24 AP classes with a 63 percent rate of scoring a three or higher on at least one AP exam. This demonstrates a 14 percent increase since 2016.

“You gave more students an opportunity to take AP. You increased the diversity of students in AP. You increased the diversity of students scoring three or higher. You’ve opted to open doors.”
-Edward Biedermann, executive director for AP Outreach, addressing an all-school assembly on March 20 at Fenton High School.

Administrators, AP teachers, District 100 school board members, community leaders and students are pictured above shortly after the award was presented by Mr. Biedermann to Superintendent James Ontengco.

Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) Teacher,
Tara McCarthy, National Finalist
Tara McCarthy, adapted physical education teacher from CASE, is one of five finalists for the Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year award from the Society of Health and Physical Educators. The award is expected to be announced this week. Tara was recently named the 2019 SHAPE Midwest Adapted PE Teacher of the Year.
Need an Administrator's Academy before June 30?
We've got you covered!
The June 30 deadline to complete Administrator Academies is quickly approaching. The DuPage ROE has over 30 workshops available with a wide range of topics for school administrators. A few are highlighted below with links to register.

Visit the Administrators' Academy section on the ROE website to see the full list or click here for more information on April offerings. 
Professional D evelopment & Learning Opportunities
Short-Term Substitute Teacher Training, April 25
Due to popular demand, a fifth workshop has been scheduled. Click  here  for details and here to register.

Illinois Performance Evaluation - Teacher Evaluator Training,
April 29 - 30 and May 13 - 14
The DuPage Regional Office of Education is pleased to announce the new Teacher Evaluator Training (AA # 2001), which replaces the former Growth Through Learning modules. Upon completion of the two-day training, presented by Dr. Catherine Berning and Ms. Jill Bullo, participants will be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of licensed personnel. For details and to register click here.
Survival Skills for Teachers: 
Strategies for Strengthening Family Engagement, April 25 
Successfully engaging parents requires skillful teachers who can effectively utilize research-based strategies. Join us to learn and expand your skill set in building family relationships to create a welcoming environment, improve communication with parents of all backgrounds, and include parents in decision-making. Click here for more information. Click here to register.
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Opportunities

"That's Not Fair!"
Taking a More Equitable Approach in Education, May 2
Explore how to apply social emotional learning to support teaching equity; facilitate learning activities for staff and students that result in increased equity; and plan a differentiated approach in teaching equity in your classroom, school or district. Click here to register.

DuPage SEL Leadership Network Meeting, May 7
The focus for the May meeting will be Strengthening SEL through Student Voice . Cristina Salgado, Student Voice Specialist, Chicago Public Schools will be a presenter. Click here to register.  

The Administrator Academy (AA) is a process by which local school administrators meet legislated requirements for continuous professional development.  Unless noted, all Administrator Academies will take place at the Center for Professional Learning (CPL) located at 505 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton.

Please note that ISBE Retraining Academies needed for Teacher/Principal Evaluators are included in the attached listing.
Director of Special Education Program
TIDE is VERY excited to offer a brand new endorsement program through our partnership with Lewis University. This program is designed for an individual with a LBS1 license as well as an administrator endorsement. The courses required for the program can be completed within one term. This endorsement cohort is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019 and will be completed by winter break. Click here for more information. Register so we can be certain we have enough participants to begin this new program.

Please email Sarah Johnson for more information.
Click on the Network name for more information and to register. 
April 10
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
April 24
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
April 30
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
May 7
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
May 10
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
May 15
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
June 7
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Resources for Parents
Resources for Educators
421 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 P: 630.407.5800
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