East Maine School District 63

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  • District PTO Welcomes D207 Career Coordinator Laura Cook

    Posted by Janet Bishop at 5/10/2017

    On May 17 our District PTO welcomed special guest Dr. Laura Cook, Maine Township High School District 207 Career Counselor. Dr. Cook spoke about recent employment trends for college graduates and the comprehensive range of career readiness opportunities D207 high schools -- including Maine East -- offers students, from mentoring programs and internships to actual job placement. 
    Mark your calendar now for our next District PTO meeting! After the summer break, join us on:
    Thursday, September 14
    6:30 p.m.
    Nelson School
    8901 Ozanam Avenue, Niles
    Refreshments served, child care provided. Learn more.
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  • Lauren Leitao Appointed as Nelson Principal

    Posted by Janet Bishop at 5/4/2017


    At its meeting on May 2, the East Maine School District 63 Board of Education approved the appointment of Lauren Leitao as Nelson’s new Principal. Leitao, currently Bilingual Program Director for Evanston/Skokie School District 65, will step into the role this July; current Principal Dr. Jean LeBlanc retires this June.

    Ms. Leitao began her career at Chicago Public Schools, where she served as an ESL Resource Teacher. Past positions also include Principal of District 62's Orchard Place Elementary School. "District 63’s diversity is such a strength, enhancing education for all of our students, and Ms. Leitao’s strong leadership skills and extensive teaching background – coupled with her bilingual education expertise – makes her a great fit for District 63 and for Nelson,” noted District Superintendent Dr. Scott Clay.

    Learn more about Nelson's new Principal!

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Vision 20/20

Building For Success: The Facilities Master Plan

In 2017, District 63 is kicking off a facilities master plan to address several long-term space-related challenges. Ultimately, these changes will enable the District to better serve its families and the community.  Learn more about the plan, costs, and timeline.

Now Hiring Substitute Teachers & Teacher Assistants

Enjoy working with children? District 63 is hiring substitute teachers and teacher assistants. Substitutes must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education. Teacher assistant candidates must have appropriate licensing; positions are full time during the school year. Apply online.