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


2018-2019 CRC Reports

Audit Report

K-4 Mobile Learning


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.

2019-20 Parent and Community Representatives

Maggie O'Brien - President
Sarah Lahey - Vice President
Dana McGlauglin - Secretary
Eileen Richards - Central
Gail Eisenberg - Central
Beth Karnes - Harper
Liz McCalister - Harper
Nathan Harrada - McKenzie
Shauna Smith - McKenzie
Christina Ballester - Romona
Sara Menna - Romona
Debbie Lincoln - Highcrest
Michelle Coffey - Highcrest


2019-20 Staff Representatives

Kari Cremascoli - Superintendent
Tony DeMonte - MEC
Katie Lee - MEC
Chike Erokwu - MEC
Becky Littman - Central
Lindsay Shea - Central
Paula Lundell - McKenzie
Maddie Elman - Romona
Meghan Espinoza - Highcrest
Stephen Boeckman - WJHS
Eric Resis - Highcrest/WJHS

2017–2018 Final Reports

CRC Audit Report

CRC Report - Differentiation and Personalized Learning


Past CRC Topics

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

2016-2017
CRC Audit Report.pdf

CRC School Climate Report

Parent Survey Summary.pdf
Student Survey Summary.pdf
Teacher Survey Summary.pdf

2015-2016 A Year of Reflection

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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