Des Plaines Elementary District 62 has named Ellen Teelucksingh the assistant superintendent for student services, effective July 1. Teelucksingh replaces Brad Voehringer, who was recently hired to lead Pennoyer School District 79 in Norridge.
Teelucksingh currently serves as the assistant superintendent for special services in Lombard District 44, overseeing special education, ELL/bilingual, early childhood, and social emotional learning programs and staff. She is also responsible for writing and managing several state and federal grants, compliance and monitoring of special services programs, and managing the department budget.
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Teelucksingh also has served as the assistant principal of Glenwood School, a special education and public day school educational program; special education supervisor of the Bren Road Education Center, an emotional/behavioral disorder site housing a variety of programs, including a juvenile residential and correctional facility and the Omegon program, a residential treatment center for juveniles with mental and chemical health needs; and as a program facilitator and school psychologist.
"I have always found great pleasure in helping students who have unique learning profiles reach their full potential," Teelucksingh said in a news release. "While student progress may be measured differently, educators must embrace the idea that all students can learn."
District 62 educates more than 4,990 students in eleven schools and employs more than 770 people.