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Our goal is to empower every student with diverse learning needs to reach their full potential by providing specially designed instruction, fostering an inclusive environment, promoting growth, independence, and success in both academic and life skills.

All eligible students are entitled to special education and related services through the age of 22.   Student's with disabilities may receive related services as part of their individual education programs (IEPs). D94 West Chicago Community High School will maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of the related service(s) administered to such students. Copies of any related service logs will be available to parents/guardians at their child’s annual review IEP meeting. Parents/guardians of students with disabilities may also request copies of their child’s related service logs at any time.    

Procedural Safeguards - English

Procedural Safeguards - Spanish   

Behavioral Interventions Policy -  English

Behavioral Interventions Policy - Spanish

Behavioral Interventions Procedures - English

Behavioral Interventions Procedures - Spanish

Interpretation Services

PUNS - English

PUNS - Spanish

For any and all PUNS questions, please contact Megan Payleitner, Director of Specialized Services - 630-876-6262 or

Special Education Staff

Special Education Department
Director of Specialized Services
Megan Payleitner (630) 876-6260
Assistant Director of Specialized Services
James Karas (630) 876-6265   
Administrative Assistant
Tammie Zegar (630) 876-6260 
Case Managers
Tyler Belding (630) 876-6525
Mackenzie Bell (630) 876-6272  
Steve Brown (630) 876-6302  
Chad Coleman (630) 876-6573
Helen Cortez (630) 876-6271  
Courtney Damm (630) 876-6273    
Brigitte Debs (630) 876-6367  
Grant Galotta
Jocelyn Grauer (630) 876-6584     
Zach Hill (630) 876-6471  
Elizabeth Irvine (630) 876-6572
Ben Jurgonski              
Josh May (630) 876-6268  
Ryan McLaughlin (630) 876-6596     
Josh Piha (630) 876-6297   
Beth Schomig (630) 876-6597
Sarah Smalley 
Guadalupe Vences (630) 876-6575  
Developmental Learning Program (DLP) Case Managers 
Amy Hoke (630)876-6409
Evan Johansen (630) 876-6448
Transition Program Case Managers 
Maggie Labuhn (630) 876-6574  
Marielle Reach (630) 876-6269 
Regina Pauli (630) 876-6594
Transition/Vocational Coordinator
Erica Gutesha (630) 876-6485
Outplacement Coordinator
Sandy Pampuch (630) 876-6267
Department Interpreter
Elva Slepicka (630) 876-6399