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Special Education

Mission Statement

The mission of the special education department is to work in partnership with all other Hinsdale Central departments to educate students who experience disabilities that affect their learning, support their academic achievement and self-reflection in the learning process, foster the development of each student’s character, and assist students in their preparation for post-secondary education, careers, and community contributions.

Department Goals
  • Students will meet or exceed academic/learning standards. 
  • Students will understand, apply, evaluate, and adapt learning strategies to acquire knowledge and demonstrate learning.
  • Students will meet transition goals addressing competencies for post-secondary education, independent living, community participation, and employment.
  • Students will become proficient self –advocates, demonstrating effective communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

Special Education Department Staff

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Taryn Chrapkowski

Titles: Transition Services Coordinator
Locations: Central, South, Transition Center
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-734-2516

Nancy Cook

Titles: Paraprofessional
Locations: Central
Email:

Ann Corvino

Titles: Paraprofessional
Locations: Central
Email:

Maria Cotter

Titles: Special Education Teacher
Locations: Central
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8310

Sandra D'Angelo

Titles: Administrative Assistant
Locations: Central
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8291

Regina Davidson

Titles: Paraprofessional
Locations: Central
Email:

Shernel Davis

Titles: Paraprofessional
Locations: Central
Email:

Annette DeAngelis

Titles: Special Education Teacher
Locations: Central
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8337

Deanne Doherty

Titles: Psychologist
Locations: Central
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8268

Colin Doyle

Titles: Special Education Teacher
Locations: Central
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8297
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Andrea Ellexson

Andrea Ellexson

Director of Special Education
Central
Sara Pendergrass

Sara Pendergrass

Assistant Director of Special Education
Central