The Instruction Department includes a team of administrators and teacher leaders who provide leadership and support in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. We strive to help fulfill the district’s mission of preparing students to be successful for life.

  • To find out how we are partnering with families before their children attend our schools, please visit our Ready for Kindergarten Page.



  • Looking for information about early entrance for your child? Please view our Early Entrance page.

Maureen McAbee - Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

Maureen McAbee
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
(847) 593-4305
mcabee.maureen@ccsd59.org

Nancy Torres
Executive Assistant for Instruction
(847) 593-4305
torres.nancy@ccsd59.org

Dr. Josh Carpenter
Executive Director of Student Growth and Accountability
(847) 593-3776
carpenter.Josh@ccsd59.org

Griselda Pirtle
Director of Multilingual Programs
(847) 472-3775
pirtle.griselda@ccsd59.org

Dr. Kim Barrett
Director of Literacy
(847) 593-4336
barrett.kim@ccsd59.org

The Instruction Department includes a team of administrators and teacher leaders who provide leadership and support in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. We strive to help fulfill the district’s mission of preparing students to be successful for life.

  • To find out how we are partnering with families before their children attend our schools, please visit our Ready for Kindergarten Page.



  • Looking for information about early entrance for your child? Please view our Early Entrance page.

Maureen McAbee - Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

Maureen McAbee
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
(847) 593-4305
mcabee.maureen@ccsd59.org

Nancy Torres
Executive Assistant for Instruction
(847) 593-4305
torres.nancy@ccsd59.org

Dr. Josh Carpenter
Executive Director of Student Growth and Accountability
(847) 593-3776
carpenter.Josh@ccsd59.org

Griselda Pirtle
Director of Multilingual Programs
(847) 472-3775
pirtle.griselda@ccsd59.org

Dr. Kim Barrett
Director of Literacy
(847) 593-4336
barrett.kim@ccsd59.org

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