Student Services Parent Advisory Council (SSPAC)

SSPAC is an open group available to parents, teachers, and staff promoting awareness, education, advocacy, and acceptance of different learners within Glen Ellyn School District 41.

What can I expect during the transition process between early childhood, elementary, and middle school programs?


Please join us for our September events:

Parent Coffee – Tuesday, September 13th , 2016

9:15-11:00 am at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street, Meeting Room B

IEP season is approaching…If you would like to learn more about the transition process please join us at our next meeting to learn what to expect.  Director of Student Services, Michelle Gallo, as well as elementary and middle school Assistant Principals will be in attendance to provide important information and answer questions.

Group Co-Chairs 2015-2016
Lisa Brooks                   630-297-2603            lisa@thebrookshouse.com
Shana Frederick          630-776-2135                shana.frederick@gmail.com
Joint email at sspacd41@gmail.com

School Liaisons 2015-2016*
Ben Franklin            Marie Gildersleeve                    847-257-3509  marie.gildersleeve@yahoo.com
Churchill                  Lisa Brooks                 630-297-2603               lisa@thebrookshouse.com
Forest Glen              Tami Wanless              847-924-4084                         tamiqt314@aol.com
Hadley                    Nicole Baedke               630-790-0773               baedke@sbcglobal.net
Lincoln                    Cricia Long                 630-379-8453               cricialong@hotmail.com

* Please contact your school liaison if you can’t make the meeting but would like more information about SSPAC

Who We Are

  • District wide parent support group, sponsored by the PTA, who promotes awareness, education, support and acceptance of students with special needs and learning disabilities within District 41.
  • Parent run organization provides parents with resources, networking opportunities and professional speakers at meetings held throughout the school year that are geared for parents.
  • Join us for any or all meetings!
  • You DO NOT have to volunteer to do anything to be a part of the group
  • We cover a wide range of issues:
    • Learning disabilities
    • Sensory processing disorders
    • ADHD
    • Dyslexia
    • Physical impairments
  • Sample speakers are the D41 Director of Student Services, speech therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists and informal gatherings where parents can share their experiences.
  • All parents and teachers are invited to attend our meetings and we’re open to all parents, not just those who children receive special education services.
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