Board appoints Bonnie Osborne to special programs coordinator position

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The Downers Grove Grade School District 58 Board of Education approved on Monday, June 12 the appointment of Bonnie Osborne to the special programs coordinator position, starting Monday, July 31.

“We are proud to recommend Ms. Bonnie Osborne to the Board of Education for the position of special programs coordinator serving programs at Hillcrest, Indian Trail, Kingsley and O’Neill,” said Assistant Superintendent for Special Services Jessica Stewart. “The interview team shared that they were impressed by Ms. Osborne’s experience in supporting student success in and outside of the general education setting, her proactive approach to including families in the planning process, and her vision for program design and leadership that meets the unique needs of our students with special needs. We are confident that Ms. Osborne will be a great asset to District 58 in her new role.”

As the special programs coordinator, Osborne will provide ongoing coaching, technical support and professional development to District 58’s RISE, DLP and BEST special education programs. These programs offer highly-specialized educational services for students with significant behavioral, developmental and/or emotional needs.

“District 58’s commitment to serving all children, especially those with unique needs, is very evident through its highly-specialized programs,” Osborne said. “I am very honored to join the District 58 community, and I look forward to contributing to the continued success of these programs!”

Osborne currently serves as the special education coordinator for Community Unit School District 308 in Plainfield, Illinois. In this role, she leads special education programs, services and supports at multiple schools. Previously, she has served as the assistant director for student services at Naperville Community Unit School District 203, as a special education area coordinator and PBIS building coach at DeKalb High School, and as a special education teacher in DeKalb, Cicero and North Aurora.

She earned her master’s degree in educational administration from Northern Illinois University and her bachelor’s degree in special education from Benedictine University.

Media inquiries or requests for more information may be directed to Megan Hewitt, community relations coordinator, at 630-719-5805 or mhewitt@dg58.org.