District Partners

For the 2015-2016 academic year, CPELL has partnered with nine Chicagoland school districts to provide administrative, teacher, and parent support programming. These data-driven programs are developed in response to unique expressed need of the groups in the districts. Administrative and teacher professional development sessions are generally offered during in-service days or at a mutually agreed upon time that minimizes time away from teaching or administrative duties. Data-driven parent programming is generally held at times convenient for most parents when they will be on their school campus. This purposeful planning allows families the time and space to participate in the programming in which they are interested.

Additionally, the CPELL cohort is made up of teachers employed by these districts who desire to become proficient in bicultural/bilingual education. An important goal of CPELL is to help these cohort members become highly qualified within their home schools and districts, to utilize networks developed with other partner districts, and to help build capacity. 

School DistrictCity/StateDistrict Information
Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102 Buffalo Grove, IL  Report Card
Chicago Office of Catholic Schools Chicago, IL Report Card
Evanston/Skokie SD 65  Evanston, IL Report Card
Fairview South SD 72 Skokie, IL Report Card
Hawthorn SD 73 Vernon Hills, IL Report Card
North Shore SD 112 Highland Park, IL Report Card
Skokie SD 68 Skokie, IL Report Card
Stevenson HSD 125 Lincolnshire, IL Report Card
Township HSD 214  Arlington Hts, IL Report Card 

Governing Board

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌The CPELL Governing Board meets twice yearly. These meetings serve not only to share updates on projects and programming, but to discuss challenges and successes within each district. Idea sharing often takes place.

Six CPELL scholars presented their final action research projects to the CPELL Governing Board at the April 21, 2015, meeting. The scholars spoke in detail about their projects and shared their great ideas  and findings with the board members.  These six scholars completed the English Language Teaching & Learning M.Ed. with the ESL endorsement through the CPELL program. We know they will continue to do great things for all learners in their school communities. Congratulations to our graduates!


 Carrie Strauts and Carly Burda Seidler - Hawthorn SD 73

 Katy Vega Short - Skokie 68

 Billy Schauer - Office of Catholic Schools

 Amanda Pantle - Office of Catholic Schools

 Amanda Pantle - Office of Catholic Schools


At‌ the Spring 2013 meeting, a number of our current CPELL scholars attended, sharing projects from their current course of study. The pictures that follow are from these presentations.