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Superintendent's Message

By Dr. Leah Gauthier

EPCUSD 401 Superintendent of Schools

Welcome to the Elmwood Park CUSD 401 website. I am honored to serve the Elmwood Park Community as the Superintendent of Schools. District 401 educates students starting at the preschool level through twelfth grade. 

We are a unit district in the Chicagoland area. We offer full-day kindergarten, acceleration classes, college and career pathways, dual credit, one-to-one devices, as well as multiple electives and extracurricular activities for our students. We strive to educate the whole child, focusing on the needs of our students.

All four of our District 401 buildings have undergone construction in the past few years. This past summer we completed a full renovation of our two elementary schools. We also completed a full renovation of the library space at the high school. The renovations allow for new learning spaces for our students and staff. I am grateful for the community support as we create the best possible learning environment for our students. 

I am looking forward to working with each and every one of you within our school community to provide students with opportunities that will best prepare them for their future. Together we will continue with our vision of inspiring minds in the pursuit of excellence. It is an outstanding privilege to serve the Elmwood Park Community.


Dr. Leah Gauthier

Superintendent of Schools