About Special Education

  • “Embracing its diversity, ETHS is committed to educating all of its students to their maximum potential.” - ETHS District 202 Mission Statement

    Special education and related services are supports provided to students with disabilities as deemed necessary through the Individualized Education Plan and team. A variety of state and federal laws must be followed to determine if a student is eligible to receive special education services. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) entitles students with disabilities to a free appropriate public education designed to meet their unique needs. These services can begin at the age of 3 and continue to the age of 22, and are to be provided in the least restrictive environment.

    For more information about procedural safeguards, service logs, and other parent notices, click here

Child Find at ETHS

  • Child Find is an ongoing process that identifies, locates, and evaluates children who may be eligible for early intervention or may need special education services. This process takes place from birth through age 22 (i.e., through the end of the school year which the student turns 22). Evanston Township High School District 202 is responsible for actively locating, identifying, and evaluating all children who live within the district boundaries who may qualify to receive special education and/or related services. All school districts must have written procedures for Child Find activities for all school children, including those attending private, charter, and/or religiously affiliated schools.

    To learn more about the Child Find process at ETHS, click here


  • Director of Special Education
    Diona Lewis, Ed.D.
    (847) 424-7010  
    Assistant Director of Special Education-Instruction
    (New Students, Articulations)
    Amy Verbrick
    (847) 424-7010  
    Assistant Director of Special Education-Operations
    (Public, Private & Residential Placements including ETHS Therapeutic Day School)
    Tennile Tarrant
    (847) 424-7010
    Assistant Director of Special Education-Programming
    (TEAMS Transition House, TEAMS main building and ESY)
    Deanna Gill
    (847) 424-7026
    Department Chair
    Jamie Reinhardt
    (847) 424-7569 
    Special Education Services Specialist
    Sasha Smith
    (847) 424-7010
    Secretary to the Assistant Director of Special Education
    Aracelis Colon
    Office Location S121 Building Map
    (847) 424-7010 

Office Hours

  •      Regular Summer School
    Monday-Thursday    7:30am-4:30pm 8:00am-4:30pm
    Friday    7:30am-4:00pm Closed