Contact Us


The faculty and staff of District 401 educate more than 2,800 students in grades pre-K through 12. Our four 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.

Please note that the list below is organized by job title. "Superintendent" and "Assistant Superintendent" are listed first, followed by the remaining job titles in alphabetical order.


Title

Name

Phone Number

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Leah Gauthier

708-583-5831

Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Operations / CSBO

Mr. James Jennings

708-583-5840

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Dr. Kari Smith 708-583-5836
Business Manager / CSBO Mr. Armir Doka 708-583-5844

Director for Buildings & Grounds

Mr. Joseph Sierra

708-583-5859

Director for Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Kimberly Ontiveros

708-583-5835

Director for Instructional Technology 

Mr. Aaron Celmer

708-583-5710

Director for Technology

Mr. Tom Kinane

708-583-5707

Special Education Coordinator PK-5

Position to be filled

708-583-5852

Special Education Coordinator 6-12 Position to be filled 708-583-5851

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.

Please note that the list below is organized by job title. The titles are ordered alphabetically.


Title

Name

Accountant

Mr. Imaad Dada

Accounts Payable Specialist

Ms. Marsha Bogan

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
of Schools & Board Recording Secretary

Ms. Nancy Lasselle
Board-Certified Behavior Analyst
& Special Education Teacher
Ms. Victoria Rayser
Board-Certified Behavior Analyst
& Special Education Teacher
Ms. Kelly Swindler

Human Resources Generalist 

Ms. Barbara Boydston
Instructional Coach for ELA & Social Studies Ms. Jamie Kanas

Instructional Coach for Math & Science

Ms. Vanessa Woof
Instructional Technology Coach Mr. Paul Uhler
Language Coach Ms. Dominique Byrnes

Network Administrator

Mr. Quirino Carlin

Network Administrator

Mr. Douglas Selix
Occupational Therapist Ms. Patricia Thomas
Occupational Therapist Ms. Danielle Zeisig

Payroll Specialist

Ms. Tanya Campbell
Physical Therapist Ms. Elizabeth Hickman
PowerSchool Data Specialist Ms. Jessica Solis

Psychologist

Ms. Diana Sanchez
Psychologist Ms. Jessica Zielinski
Special Education Teacher Ms. Celia Davenport
Special Education Teacher Ms. Susan Sciara
Speech-Language Pathologist Ms. Michelle Accettura
Student Services Accounts Payable Position to be filled
Student Services Secretary Ms. Kelli Girka
Technology Specialist Mr. Herbeis Garcia

Technology Specialist

Mr. Anthony Ginczycki
Technology Specialist Mr. Elias Mendoza

Web/Media Specialist

Mr. Dave Porreca

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. Leah Gauthier.

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 their website home pages: