PPS is a partnership of Deerfield Public School District 109 administrators, teachers and parents dedicated to providing education communication and support to families of children with a wide range or needs.
Whether you're at the beginning of your special education journey or are a seasoned pro, PPS wants to make your experience as positive as possible.
PPS offers programs and workshops to help parents of students in DPS 109 navigate the student services system. These events are wonderful opportunities to connect with others who may have shared experiences.
This website is filled with many useful resources and information, including community resources that can help. It also provides an opportunity for you to directly share feedback and have your voice be heard in DPS 109.
PPS is here for you. Our parent mentors are DPS 109 parents of children with a wide range of needs. Any family who would like further inforamtion or needs support can contact one of these parent mentors via this website.
Allison Orlinsky: Co-President, Wilmot Parent
Amy Carletti: Co-President, South Park Parent
Joanna Ford: PPS Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Kat Armstrong: District 109 Early Childhood Education Teacher
Laura Ashman: Shepard Instructional Assistant
Allyson Baisden: District Coordinator for Student Services - Shepard, Walden and Kipling
Gretchen Belmonti: Shepard Parent
Kimmy Bielawa: Walden Special Education Teacher, Wilmot parent
Laurel Chaffin: Caruso Special Education Teacher
Alison Chroman: District Social and Emotional Coach
Amy Cutler: Wilmot Parent
Nikki Eddy: Wilmot Special Education Teacher
Marcie Faust: South Park Co-Principal
Jessi Feld: South Park STC Teacher
Lisa Jungman: South Park Parent
Alison Lambert: Walden parent
Deirdre OShea: Wilmot parent
Faith Polovin: Shepard parent
Sarah Rose: Assistant Director for Student Services
Heather Santella: Assistant Principal, Wilmot
Jocelyn Weiner: Wilmot and Caruso parent
Susan Hans, PPS consultant, NSSED Parent Mentor
PPS and DPS 109 value what you have to say.
Please either email PPS at firstname.lastname@example.org or use this form to share your thoughts, ideas, experiences and feedback, which PPS will also share with DPS 109.
This is a “virtual suggestion box”- if you’d like to speak directly to someone from the district, please don’t hesitate to contact your school’s student services coordinator.
Please note that information shared via this website is not guaranteed to be secure, so please do not share confidential, personal information in this webform.