Welcome to Student Services

  • Joanna Ford
    Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
    Phone: (847) 945-1844 x7229
    Email: jford@dps109.org  

    Kristen Bordonaro

    Kristen Bordonaro
    Director for Student Services
    Phone: (847) 945-1844 x7237
    Email: kbordonaro@dps109.org

    Ginger Logemann
    District Coordinator for Student Services
    Shepard, Kipling, Walden
    Phone: (847) 945-1844 x5112

    Caitlin Lucci
    District Coordinator for Student Services
    Caruso, South Park, Wilmot
    Phone: (847) 945-1844 x6124
    Email: clucci@dps109.org  

    Marcia Klita
    Director of Early Learners Program
    South Park 
    Phone: (847) 945-5895 x2105
    Email: mklita@dps109.org 

    Christie Hoffman
    Student Services Generalist
    Phone: (847) 945-1844 x7236   

About Student Services

  • The Student Services Department in Deerfield Public Schools supports a wide range of programming for students including special education, 504 plans, English language learners, nursing services, social-emotional learning, multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), and Title I. 

    To learn more about services for children residing in the Deerfield School District 109, please contact your building Assistant Principal, District Coordinator for Student Services or start by exploring the resources available on this website.

Inclusion & Co-Teaching

  • We have always prioritized inclusive practices in District 109, as data consistently shows that all students thrive when they have as much access to the general education setting as appropriate and possible given their individual needs.

    As part of our ongoing focus on inclusive practices, District 109 continues to expand our co-teaching model at both the elementary and middle school levels. In general, a co-teaching model consists of a general education and special education teacher working together in a general education classroom to share the responsibilities of planning, instructing, and assessing students in order to create a more inclusive classroom. This model can be in place for some or all content areas.

    Inclusive practices are a priority for our entire team. We remain dedicated to fostering an inclusive school community where expectations and standards are consistently high for all students, and where teachers and staff are supported to ensure that all students can succeed.