• Departments

    ELL
    ELL (English Language Learners) teachers work to provide instructional and material support to teachers, students, parents and community so our students in the process of acquiring or perfecting their English as a Second Language skills can do so effectively, while learning all necessary concepts from our core academic curricula and developing high levels of analytic thinking and reasoning.
     

    Estela Rosales-Harrigan
    rosalesharriganee@vvsd.org


     
    School Nurse
    School nurses who are registered nurses (R.N.) or certified school nurses (CSN) are on duty during school hours. The nurse administers emergency first aid, maintains student health records, consults with parents, students, and teachers concerning health matters, and provides first aid and other health supplies to staff. Fire department paramedics are called as well as parents in the event of a serious accident, injury, or illness. 
     

    Melissa Golden-Bear
    barnettmj@vvsd.org


     
    Reading Specialist
    Reading Specialists instruct students on establishing curriculum, ensuring each individual is provided with the knowledge, proficiencies and experiences necessary to become a proficient reader. They design high-content, engaging work for students, and assist teachers in modifying lessons and curriculum as needed to meet individual and varying levels of student progress.
     

    Vanessa DeLeon
    deleonva@vvsd.org

    Rosie Leal
    lealr@vvsd.org

    Sheryl Mezger
    mezgersa@vvsd.org

    Ginger Reynolds
    reynoldsg@vvsd.org

     


     
    School Psychologist
    School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
     
     

     
    Social Worker
    School social workers are responsible for working with the students who have social work on their Individual Education Plans (IEP). The skills we typically work on are social skills, appropriate peer relationships and boundaries, attending to tasks, teaching coping skills, teaching anger management and learning how to function successfully in their classroom.
     
     

     
    Speech-Language Therapist
    Speech-language pathologists in schools collaborate with teachers, special educators, interpreters, other school personnel, and parents to develop and implement individual or group programs, provide counseling, and support classroom activities.

    Michael Congoran
    congoranmg@vvsd.org

     


    SRT Leader
    The SRT leader or School Resource Team leader performs functions to coordinate and facilitate IEP and other Special Education related programs, services and activities.
     
     

    Supported Education
    The Supported Education program is designed to provide intermediate to intense instructional support to students who are educated primarily in the general education classroom in which the general education and special education teacher collaborate about the supports the student needs to be successful. Special education supports can be provided in small groups with same age peers within the general education classroom, as well as in a small group setting outside of the general education program. Students in the Supported Education program have needs that require special education services and supports for more than 60% of their day. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Bernard J Ward Elementary

    200 Recreation Drive
    Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (630) 972-9200

    District Administrative Office
    (815) 886-2700

    District Bullying Hotline
    (815) 372-6555

    Línea Telefónica en Español:
    (815) 886-2700 ext. 6477