Education of Children with Disabilities, Advisory Council on

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Barb Moore

Contact Title

Illinois State Board of Education

Contact E-Mail

bmoore@isbe.net

Contact Comments

Secondary contact: Bess Johnson, lojohnso@isbe.net

Function

The Council advises the State Board of Education on regulations, programs, materials, and unmet needs with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in the State.

Term

4 years, and until successor is appointed, with a maximum of 2 consecutive terms

Senate Confirmation

No

Qualifications

All council members shall be legal residents of the State of Illinois and shall be selected, as far as practicable, on the basis of their knowledge of, or experience in, the education of children with disabilities. Mandated by Federal Law.

Compensation

Expenses

Composition

27 voting members total: 23 appointed by Governor: - 9 parents of children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 receiving special education services at public expense - 5 individuals with disabilities, including 1 student or former student between 18 and 21 years of age at time of his or hers appointment receiving special education services at public expense or received those services at time his or her high school program terminated - 1 regional superintendent of schools - 1 representative of an institution of higher education that prepares special education and related services personnel - 1 teacher of students with disabilities - 1 superintendent of public school district - 1 director of special education cooperative or special education administrator from school district of less than 500,000 population - 1 representative of public charter school - 1 representative of private school serving children with disabilities - 1 representative of vocational, community, or business organization that provides transition services to children with disabilities - 1 at large member from general public 4 Ex officio members: - Secretary, Department of Human Services, or designee - Director, Department of Children and Family Services, or designee - Director, Department of Juvenile Justice, or designee - Director, Special Education for Chicago School District # 299, or designee

Chair

Elected by the Council members annually in June of each year

Authority

105 ILCS 5/14-3.01


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Wyman, Mary 06/30/2023 03/12/2021 Governor Member, Parent of Child with Disabilities Sangamon
Winfield, Cynthia 06/30/2025 12/13/2021 Governor Member, Parent of Child with Disabilities
Vacant 06/30/2026 Governor Member, Student with Disabilities
Campos, Elizabeth 06/30/2027 01/07/2021 Governor Chair, Parent of Child with Disabilities DuPage
Littrell, Jennifer 06/30/2026 07/29/2022 Governor Member, Parent of Child with Disabilities
Vacant Governor Member, Parent of Child with Disabilities
Vacant 06/30/2023 Governor Member, Parent of Child with Disabilities
Doe, Letitia Statute Ex-Officio, Secretary of DHS Designee
Bailey, Chevelle Statute Ex-Officio, Director of DCFS
Long, Joshua Statute Ex-Officio, Chicago District 299 Special Education Director
Cory, Melissa Statute Ex-Officio, Director of DJJ Designee
Dal Santo, Patricia 06/30/2026 07/07/2023 Governor Member, Regional Superintendent DuPage
Schoenbeck, Carolina 06/30/2025 12/13/2021 Governor Vice Chair, Parent of Child with Disabilities
Hackett, Judith 06/30/2023 02/16/2022 Governor Member, LEA Superintendent
Naddeo, Jennifer 06/30/2017 08/27/2007 Governor Member, Public
Blank, Katie 06/30/2023 12/16/2021 Governor Member, Transition Services
Tomasso, Nicholas 06/30/2025 06/10/2022 Governor Member, Charter School Rep Cook
Vacant Governor Member, Individual with Disabilities
Kon, Diana 06/30/2027 12/13/2021 Governor Member, Private Provider
Vines, Debra 06/30/2024 01/22/2021 Governor Member, Parent of Child with Disabilities Cook
Chung, Yun-Ching 06/30/2022 12/16/2021 Governor Member, Higher Education Representative
Montenelli, Ancel 06/30/2018 08/27/2007 Governor Member, Individual with Disabilities
Proby, Lauren 06/30/2023 03/12/2021 Governor Member, Individual with Disabilities Cook
Stein, Deborah 06/30/2026 02/25/2022 Governor Member, Individual with Disabilities
Miller, Kimberly 06/30/2026 07/07/2023 Governor Member, Special Education District <500,000 Will
Dawson, ShaRhonda 06/30/2024 12/13/2021 Governor Member, Parent of Child with Disabilities
Anthony, Katrina 06/30/2026 02/18/2022 Governor Member, Teacher of Students with Disabilities