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Administration

Dr. Janet Stutz, Superintendent 










The Superintendent is the chief executive officer for the school district with the authority to manage, supervise, and evaluate all affairs of the system within the policies established by the Board of Education. The Superintendent administers the development and maintenance of an educational program designed to meet the needs of the community and carry out policies of the board. Additionally, she assists the board in developing long-range plans, formulates school objectives, policies, plans, and programs, conducts periodic audits of the total school program, and advises the board on recommendations for the educational advancement of the schools.
 
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jstutz@orland135.org
 - Ph: 708-364-3305



Director of Finance

The Director of Finance works on the daily operations of the district will the goal of providing the necessary financial, accounting, and recordkeeping services to facilitate the best possible educational program. He is the chief financial officer of the district.

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CForn@Orland135.org
 - Ph: 708-364-3312  
 


Julie Oberwise, Director of Human Resources











  

The Director coordinates personnel management policies, develops and supervises the evaluation of teachers, and implements a program of professional growth for staff members. Additionally, the Director is responsible for the coordination of substitutes. As Director of Student Services, Ms. Oberwise is also responsible for the Student Management System and student registration.

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joberwise@orland135.org
 - Ph: 708-364-3308
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Lynn Zeder,
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment











  
The Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment oversees instruction-related services offered by Orland School District 135 and works collaboratively with staff members to support student learning. The Director assumes a leadership role in developing curriculum that is aligned to state and national standards; in designing, implementing, and evaluating research-based instructional programs; in ensuring the efficient operation of state and local testing programs; and in utilizing the analysis of learning data as a critical component of instructional decision-making. He develops and monitors state and federal grants, including Title IIA (Teacher Quality), 11-D (Enhancing Education through Technology), Title V (Innovative Programs), the BEAMS Induction/Mentoring grant and the Reading/improvement Block grant. The Director also guides principals and other building leaders in creating, implementing, and sustaining high quality school improvement plans.

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lzeder@orland135.org
 - Ph: 708-364-3315

 


Dave Snyder, Assistant Director of Curriculum











The Assistant Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment works with the Director, Principals and staff members in developing and implementing research-based programs and curriculum that are aligned to state and national standards. The Assistant Director assists the administration of state and local testing programs and monitors the District Title I Reading/Improvement block grant.

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dsnyder@orland135.org
 - Ph: 708-364-3319 





Jerry Hughes, Director of Risk Management & Safety

The Director of Risk Management and Safety works with the Superintendent, administration, community and local law enforcement to coordinate and manage the District's safety program and monitor overall school safety practices and procedures. This includes managing safety and security training programs and development of the school improvement plans.

 - jrhughes@orland135.org
- 708-364-3368



Ellen Belotti, Director of Special Education










T
he Director of Special Education oversees all district special needs programs and works closely with the Superintendent to assure quality programs for students and quality staff development. Ms. Belotti administers the district special education program, directs the student assistance staff, psychologist, and counselors, and develops and monitors all state and federal IDEA grants.

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ebelotti@orland135.org
 - Ph: 708-364-3330




Ami Porte-Lewis, Assistant Dire
ctor of Special Education












The Assistant Director of Special Education and Student Services coordinates the Early Childhood Program, including monitoring the screening, evaluation, and programming for 3-5 year olds. She also coordinates the Cross Categorical Programs and the Extended School Year Program working closely with the Director of Special Education in monitoring and supervising district special needs programs. Other responsibilities include organizing and conducting in-service and workshop programs related to Student Services or Special Education, supervision of student services staff and assistance with grants.

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aporte-lewis@orland135.org
 - Ph: 708-364-3332




Dan Werfelman, Director of Facilities, Maintenance












The Director of Facilities and Maintenance oversees all district schools and grounds while working hand-in-hand with the Board of Education, administration, faculty, and staff. The goal of the department is to provide a safe, clean, attractive environment where students can learn and teachers can teach in a satisfying and rewarding atmosphere.

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dwerfelman@orland135.org
- Ph: 708-364-3310






Dan Doogan, Technology Coordinator / Supervisor











  
The Technology Coordinator / Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of all technology-related initiatives in the District.

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ddoogan@orland135.org
- Ph: 708-364-3362








Tracy Marc, Community Relations Coordinator










The department's mission is to cultivate a culture of communications that links home/school/community in supporting student learning. The Coordinator directs District 135's strategic communications plan to engage our public so that they have an interest in student learning, a stake in student success, and a voice in shaping our student's future. The following venues are used: issues management, community relations, media relations, and web and print communications. 

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tmarc@orland135.org
  - Ph: 708-364-3335 








Administrator Biographies

Dr. Janet Stutz, Superintendent
Dr. Stutz began her leadership in Orland School District 135 at the start of the 2013-14 school year. She previously served in Consolidated District 181 in Burr Ridge-Hinsdale, where she was the Assistant Superintendent for Learning. She brings vast experience and leadership in education that began in her assistant principal roles for six years in the Yorkville and Oswego School Districts, and  as Building Transition Coordinator in Oswego School District 308 overseeing the opening of two schools.
During her tenure at District 181, She collaborated and led a team to a re-design of their technology infrastructure, fostered the integration of technology into classroom instruction, and led the Curriculum to align with the Common Core State Standards.



Julie Oberwise, Director of Human Resources
To Julie Oberwise, learning is contagious. The teachers and coaches who inspired her to go into education, helped instill her passion.
 
She attended Northern Illinois University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematical sciences.  She continued her education at St. Xavier University where she earned a master's degree in educational administration. 
 
Mrs. Oberwise began her career in District 135 in 1993 as a junior high math teacher. She then served as Assistant Principal at Jerling Jr. High for six years. In 2007, she was named Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction, and then 2009 was named the Director of Human Resources.
 
Julie and her family live in Palos Heights. 


 
 
 
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