Community Review Committee

communityThe Community Review Committee (CRC) serves in an advisory capacity to Wilmette Public Schools District 39 Board of Education to research specific topics that will lead to improvements in teaching, learning or managing the District’s operations. In the fall, the CRC selects one or more topics of interest to the community that its members believe hold the promise of leading to improvements in District 39. During the year, the CRC members work on committees to study the topics and understand the situation in District 39 (often with administrative support and IT support from the District and other key groups, including the Wilmette Education Association). The CRC then develops its recommendations, and makes a presentation to the Board of Education in June. The Superintendent of Schools then offers thoughts regarding the presentation and recommendations in late summer, and the Board determines how to proceed early in the following school year.

The CRC is comprised of parents (typically two representing each of the schools in the district, and invites parents in the parochial schools in the district to participate as well), administrators (including the superintendent), teachers and citizens. The Board of Education has a representative who participates in CRC meetings. The CRC began in 1973 in response to a state mandate for more citizen involvement in education, and its role and composition have evolved based upon the needs and interests of the community.

CRC Bylaws

CRC Bylaws 2016


CRC 2015–2016 Final Report

A Year of Reflection

Future CRC Topics

The CRC would welcome hearing suggestions from members of the District 39 community about topics of interest. If you have some suggestions, please feel free to mail it to us at Community Review Committee, Wilmette Public Schools District 39, Mikaelian Education Center, 615 Locust Road, Wilmette, IL 60091.


2016-17 Parent and Community Representatives

Erin Stone - President
Joe DiCamillo - Vice President
Maggie O'Brien - Secretary
Matthew Pietrafetta - Past President
Mimi Rodman - Past President
Beth Alpert - At large
Dawne Berkman - WJHS
Allison Buonamici - Romona
Nancy Fendley - Central
Jen Jobrack - McKenzie
Meg Kahdeman - WJHS
Brian Knudson - Central
Rena Leinberger - Village Wide PTO
Laura McColl - Harper
Brooke North - Harper
Roland Rayment - Highcrest
Eric Reese - Romona


2016-17 Staff Representatives

Ray Lechner - D39 Superintendent
Cindy Anderson - Principal, Romona
Kathy Brandeisky - Social Worker, Romona
Chimille Dillard - HMS Assistant Principal
Katie Dix - Harper
Meghan Espinoza - HMS
Natalie Haase - Central
Kelly Jackson - Principal, WJHS & HMS 
Katie Lee - D39 Interim Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction
Jessica Torf - McKenzie
Melanie Uteg - WJHS

Past CRC Topics

In the past, the CRC has pursued such topics as:

2014-2015 CRC Report Cultivating Growth Minded, Resilient Students

2013-2014 Developing a 21st Century Learning Infrastructure

2012-2013 Review of Technology and Learning Environments 

2011-2012 CRC Assessing Characteristics Of Successful Learners 

2010-2011 CRC Final Report - Social Responsibility - CONNECTED to District 39 

CRC Appendix 2010-11 

2009-2010 Tomorrow is Here: 21st Century Learning in our Classrooms

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