150 W. Sunset Villa Park, IL 60181
Phone: 630-516-7629 (DHH) 630-516-7790 (Main Office)
Principal: Fred Leinweber: email@example.com
Stacy Wentz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Lusk - email@example.com
School Counselor: Robin Cullen- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Gusentine: email@example.com
Samantha Hartmann: firstname.lastname@example.org
Micki Larson: email@example.com
Lynn Thielsen: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deaf and hard of hearing program at North School provides classes for students needing self-contained or mainstream experiences. Students are welcomed at all of North School’s activities. The amount of mainstreaming is determined by the child’s IEP. Sign language interpreters are provided for all mainstream activities as needed.
North School has classrooms that support auditory oral and total communication philosophies. Students in the auditory oral classroom are not supported with sign language but with instructional strategies targeted to develop language and listening through auditory development. In the total communication classrooms, teachers use speech and sign language for all instruction. Other visual supports such as Visual Phonics, PECS, and Color Coded Language are used to teach language and communication skills. All staff are certified and experienced in working with students who are have hearing loss.