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


2022-2023 CRC Meeting Dates
October 11
November 1
December 6
January 10
February 7
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 6


2021-2022 CRC Reports
CRC 2021-2022 Audit Report of Cultivating Growth Minded Resilient Students 2014-15.pdf
CRC 2021-2022 Report.pdf

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.

2022-2023 CRC Executive Board
Amy Wechsler Ross - President
Arielle Ruby - Vice President
Katie Voorhees - Secretary
Lindsay Hansen Anderson - Past President

2022-2023 Parent and Community Representatives
Allyson Pallas - Central Member-at-Large
Collen McHugh - Central
Johanna Page - Central
Debbie Theilig - Harper Member-at-Large
Michelle Hoffenberg - Harper
Krista Slepowronski - Harper
Sarah Squires-Doyle - Highcrest Member-at-Large
Grace Poe - Highcrest
Vanessa Fawley - Highcrest
Amy Swibel Hoss - McKenzie
Rachel Gold - McKenzie
Aparna Bhaskaran - Romona
Rekha Badlani - Romona
Najah Musacchio - WJHS Member-at-Large
Kelly Warner - WJHS
Anja Harvey - WJHS

2022-2023 Staff Representatives
Kari Cremascoli - Superintendent
Katie Lee - Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction
Tom Hunter - MEC Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator
Leo Krause - MEC Communications Director
Becky Littmann - Central Principal
Katherine Michau - Central Assistant Principal
Karin Bader - Harper Social Worker
Stephanie Boron - Romona Early Childhood Speech & Language Pathologist
Kristin Johnson - Early Childhood  Learning Behavior Specialist
Karen Mannerino - Central School Psychologist
Samantha Marwick - Highcrest Speech and Language Pathologist

2019-2020 Final Report
Strengthening Parent Partnerships

2018-19 Final Reports
Audit Report
K-4 Mobile Learning


2017-18 Final Reports
CRC Audit Report
CRC Report - Differentiation and Personalized Learning

Past CRC Topics

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

2016-17
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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