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Special Services

Welcome to the Special Services Department of Downers Grove Grade School District 58!

In addition to special education services, the Special Services Department also provides preschool screening, preschool programs and English language services for children who are limited English proficient. The department also provides supports and services for preschool children who may be at-risk for future academic difficulties due to cultural and/or socio-economic factors. Special Services’ goal is to provide supports and services that allow all children to achieve academically, develop socially and emotionally, and become independent, life-long learners.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us by email or phone.


Jessica Stewart, assistant superintendent for special services, 630-719-5824, jstewart@dg58.org (general issues)
Cindy Gilbert, administrative assistant, 630-719-5824, cgilbert@dg58.org (special transportation)
Doris Chlapecka, administrative assistant, 630-719-5800 or dchlapecka@dg58.org (preschool screening scheduling)
Jackelyn Cardard, preschool coordinator, 630-968-0454 or jcadard@dg58.org (preschool questions)