Contact Us


The faculty and staff of District 401 educate more than 2,800 students in grades pre-K through 12. Our five schools and District Office proudly serve the residents of Elmwood Park

We invite you to contact us if you have questions or want to learn more about how we fulfill District 401’s educational mission.


District Office Contact Information


If you want to reach the District Office by email, please use the general information email address listed below, or send your message to the appropriate individual listed elsewhere on this page.

► Address: 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707* 

► Phone: 708-452-7292

► Fax: 708-452-9504

► Email: d401info@epcusd401.org

► Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday (District Office is open year round)

► For School Closing Information: 708-452-7272-8

*The District Office is located within the Elmwood Park High School building.


District Administration


The District 401 administrative organizational chart is available here.

To email any of the individuals listed below, please click the name of the person you want to reach. In general, all District 401 email addresses for individual employees follow the same pattern: lastnamefirstinitial@epcusd401.org. The main office phone number is 708-452-7292.

► Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Nicolas Wade | Bio | 708-583-5831

► Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Operations / CSBO: Mr. James P. Jennings | 708-583-5840

► Director for Buildings & Grounds: Mr. Alejandro Zamora  | 708-583-5859

► Director for Curriculum & Instruction: Ms. Leah Gautier | 708-583-5835

► Director for Student Services: Dr. Kari Smith | 708-583-5836

► Director for Technology: Mr. Tom Kinane | 708-583-5707

► District Instructional Technology Coordinator: Ms. Jessica Iovinelli | 708-583-5710

► Reading Director: Ms. Anne Hufnus | 708-583-6283


District Office Staff


To email any of the individuals listed below, please click the name of the person you want to reach. In general, all District 401 email addresses for individual employees follow the same pattern: lastnamefirstinitial@epcusd401.org.The main office phone number is 708-452-7292. 

► Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools & Board Recording Secretary: Ms. Nancy Lasselle | 708-583-5831

► Business Manager / CSBO: Mr. Thomas Zelek | 708-583-5840

► Accountant: Ms. Melissa Rodde-Morgese | 708-583-5844

► Human Resources Generalist: Ms. Barbara Boydston | 708-583-5838

► Accounts Payable Specialist: Ms. Marsha Bogan | 708-583-5842

► Payroll Specialist: Ms. Tanya Campbell | 708-583-5843

► Network Administrator: Mr. Douglas Selix | 708-583-5703

► Technology Specialist: Mr. Anthony Ginczycki | 708-670-0815

► Web/Media Specialist: Mr. Dave Porreca | 708-583-5704


Chain of Command


When questions, concerns or interests regarding your child's progress or school program arise, please address them promptly by contacting the classroom teacher. Use this comprehensive directory page to look up the teacher you need to contact.

If questions or concerns remain, it is appropriate that you then contact the building principal or assistant principal.

In the event that there are remaining or unresolved questions or concerns, feel free to contact Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicolas Wade.

For additional information, the District-level organizational chart is available here.

Remember, always contact the teacher first!


District 401 Schools


Need to contact any of our schools? These links will take you to the home pages of District 401’s five schools:

Early Childhood Center (preschool & kindergarten)

Elmwood Elementary School (grades 1-6)

John Mills Elementary School (grades 1-6)

Elm Middle School (grades 7-8)

Elmwood Park High School (grades 9-12)