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Student Services

Student Services Office 

470 N. Lake Street

Mundelein, IL 60060

Ph: (847) 949-2700

Fx: (847) 949-2727


Office Hours: 

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Jamie DiCarlo


Ext. 2005


Administrative Assistant, Belinda Gallegos

Administrative Assistant, Belinda Gallegos


Ext. 1413


Administrative Assistant/JumpStart/Special Transportation, Laura Cramer


Ext. 2002 

Mundelein ESD 75 offers preschool programming to students identified as at-risk during the screening process or students who qualify for special education programming. 



JumpStart is a general education classroom for students who qualify based on the District's screening process. JumpStart classes are taught by general education teachers and have twenty students per section. Each classroom is staffed with a teacher and a paraprofessional. 


Screening dates and information can be found by clicking here. 


Early Childhood Special Education is a special education classroom for students eligible for Special Education services and needs a smaller, more supported classroom setting. Each classroom can have a maximum of ten students and is staffed with a special education teacher and paraprofessional. This placement choice is a team decision made during the child's IEP meeting. 


EXLS is a special education classroom for students identified as needing special education services and support from a longer, more structured school day with focused instruction on executive functioning, language, and social skills.  Each classroom can have a maximum of ten students and is staffed with a special education teacher and paraprofessional. This placement choice is a team decision made during the child's IEP meeting. 


Itinerant Services is a special education service for students who qualify for Speech and Language or Occupational Therapy services but do not require a preschool classroom. This placement choice is a team decision made during the child's IEP meeting.


The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes: 

  • Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals, or are awaiting foster care placement.
  • Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described above.

Please contact,

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Jamie DiCarlo


Ext. 2005 


Special Education


Special Education Parent Information - Illinois State Board of Education

Lake County Health Department

Child & Family Connections Early Intervention





Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County



Social Service Agencies


Mother's Trust Foundation

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

PADS Lake County



SEDOL Parent Support Group



Parent support group meetings at SEDOL are open to all parents of children with IEPs.

District 75 Community Resource List

A student is considered “qualified” under Section 504 of the student is between the ages of 3 and 22 years of age and has a disability, which is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities include caring for one’s self, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, working, performing manual tasks, and learning. Some examples of impairments that may substantially limit major life activities, even with the help of medication, aids or devices are attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), asthma, allergies, blindness or a visual impairment, deafness or hearing impairment, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, and mental illness. - Illinois State Board of Education

A case study evaluation is conducted with written parent/guardian consent and includes a series of diagnostic procedures that provide information about the student and the nature of the challenges that are affecting educational success.  During a domain meeting, the educational team, which includes the students and parents, determines the components of the case study evaluation. The assessment must be completed within a 60 school-day timeline. When the case study evaluation is completed, results are shared and eligibility for special education services is determined by the educational team.

Parents may bring a private evaluation to the attention of the district staff. The private evaluation is reviewed through the problem-solving process and are compared to the district’s special education criteria and IDEA legislation.  

Within 14 days of receiving a private evaluation or other request for assessment, the educational team determines whether additional assessment or other steps are warranted.

In order for a student to be eligible for an Individualized Education Plan, (IEP), they must qualify under one of the following eligibility categories:
  • Autism
  • Deaf-blindness
  • Deafness
  • Emotional disability
  • Hearing impairment
  • Intellectual disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairment
  • Other health impairment
  • Specific learning disability
  • Speech or language impairment
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Visual impairment

If, through the evaluation process, a student is determined to be eligible for special education services, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed and reviewed annually.An educational program must be available to students eligible for special education services until the day the student turns 22 in order to address established goals and objectives.Once annually Procedural Safeguards for Parents/Guardians of Students with Disabilities are shared with families.Eligibility for special education services is considered every three years through a re-evaluation process.Parent/guardians (or staff team members) may request an IEP meeting more frequently than once each year.
District 75 will maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of the related service(s) administered to your child.  Copies of any related service logs will be available to you at your child's annual review IEP meeting.  You may also request a copy of the related service logs at any time.
If you would like to receive copies of your child's related service logs, please send your written request to Jamie DiCarlo, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services.
By email:
By mail:  Jamie DiCarlo
470 N. Lake Street
Mundelein, IL 60060
Our Team
Lincoln Early Childhood Center: Mrs. Blue, Mrs. Cain-Nelson, Mrs. Klosinski, Mrs. Sementa
Washington Early Learning Center: Mrs. Klosinski, Mrs. Sementa
Mechanics Grove Elementary School: Ms. Kane, Mrs. Snelton, Mrs. Ehas
Carl Sandburg Middle School:  Mrs. Blue, Mrs. Cain-Nelson, Mrs. Ehas, Mrs. Klosinski, Mrs. Sementa
Districtwide Positions: Mrs. Schultz
Contact Information 
Mrs. Sam Blue, Guidance Counselor
(847) 949-2707, Ext. 6005
Mrs. Kelsey Cain-Nelson, Social Worker
(847) 949-2707, Ext. 6028
Mrs. Laura Ehas, Psychologist
(847) 949-2707, Ext. 2012
Ms. Jodi Kane, Social Worker
(847) 949-2707, Ext. 4005
Mrs. Suzanne Klosinski, Social Worker
(847) 949-2707, Ext. 6037
Ms. Jennie Segilia, Social Worker
(847) 949-2707, Ext. 3005
Mrs. Stephanie Snelton, Social Worker
(847) 949-2707, Ext.
Mrs. Cindy Sementa, Psychologist
(847) 949-2707, Ext.
Ms. Wendy Schultz, Behavior Coach
(847) 949-2707, Ext.