Administration | District 401


This is where you will find information about District 401 administrators and the indispensable support staff who help make our District Office run smoothly.

Please note that this page contains information about District-level administrators and office staff only. For building-level administrators, please see our overview page of D401 schools, or visit our individual school sites via the drop-down menu located above this page.


Office Hours


Our office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The District Office is open year round Mondays through Fridays, except on designated holidays.


General 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 Office | Administrators


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, 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

Business Manager / CSBO Position to be filled 708-583-5844
Director for Buildings & Grounds Mr. Michael Scheidt 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 Student Services Ms. Stephanie Daly 708-583-5836

Director for Technology

Mr. Tom Kinane

708-583-5707

Special Education Coordinator | PK-5

Mr. Joseph Koletsos

708-583-5852

Special Education Coordinator | 6-12 Ms. Mina Caputo 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, 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

Ms. Tanya Campbell

Accounts Payable Specialist

Ms. Shannon Harmon

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
Communications & Social Media Specialist Mr. Dave Porreca

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
Marketing & Publishing Specialist Ms. Emily Long

Network Administrator

Mr. Quirino Carlin

Network Administrator

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

Payroll Specialist

Ms. Danielle Yager
Physical Therapist Ms. Elizabeth Hickman
PowerSchool Data Specialist Ms. Jessica Solis

Psychologist

Ms. Diana Sanchez
Psychologist Ms. Dana Yaakov-Karmon
Social Worker Position to be filled
Social Worker Ms. Michaela Vasey
Speech-Language Pathologist Ms. Michelle Accettura
Speech-Language Pathologist Ms. Allison Trybula
Student Services Accounts Payable Ms. Kelli Girka
Student Services Secretary Ms. Ariana Di Diana
Technology Specialist Ms. Marisol Beltran
Technology Specialist Mr. Herbeis Garcia

Technology Specialist

Mr. Anthony Ginczycki
Technology Specialist Mr. Elias Mendoza

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!


When Visiting the District Office


The District Office is located within the Elmwood Park High School building. If you intend to visit the District Office, please be aware that visitors to EPHS during school hours must sign in and out at the security desk and obtain a visitor's badge. A valid form of identification is required.

Advance appointments are recommended to see any staff.

All visitors must observe District 401's policy and rules governing conduct on school property, which can be found in Section 8:30 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual.