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Departments

Superintendent's Office
Dr. Janet Stutz, Ed. D., 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.
Ph: 708-364-3305
jstutz@orland135.org
 


Business Services
Carl Forn, Director of Finance
The Director of Finance works on the daily operations of the district with 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.
cforn@orand135.org
Ph: 708-364-3312



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

Ph: 708-364-3308
joberwise@orland135.org



Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

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. She also guides principals and other building leaders in creating, implementing, and sustaining high quality school improvement plans.
Ph: 708-364-3315 
lzeder@orland135.org
 

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.  
Safety and Risk Management

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



Special Education 
Ellen Belotti, Director of Special Education 
The Director of Special Education and Assistant Director of Special Education oversee all district special needs programs and work closely with the Assistant Director to assure quality programs for students and quality staff development. Ms. Belotti administers the district special education program, direct the student assistance staff, psychologist, and counselors, and develop and monitor all state and federal IDEA grants.
Ph: 708-364-3330
ebelotti@orland135.org


Ami Porte-Lewis, Assistant Director 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.
Ph: 708-364-3332

aporte-lewis@orland135.org


Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance
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.
Ph: 708-364-3310
dwerfelman@orland135.org


Technology
Dan Doogan, Director of Technology
The Technology Coordinator / Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of all technology-related initiatives.

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





Community Relations
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 publics 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.
Ph: 708-364-3335




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