Northbrook School District 27

Board Briefs

Board Briefs: April 21, 2022

Board Update on Grades 2-5 Reading Curriculum

Dr. Katharine Olson, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, and Ms. Erika Bolte, K-8 Literacy Coordinator and Coach, provided an update on the District’s reading curriculum revisions for grades 2-5 during the Regular Board of Education Meeting on April 21. 

The Board received an overview of the extensive research process and selection criteria, including curriculum samples by grade level. Such curriculum work is guided by the District's Research Design and Improvement Model, which involves a multi-year review and implementation process conducted by a wide representation of faculty. Over the next two years, the District will begin implementing components from the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt “Into Reading” program. Information will be provided in the fall for students who will utilize this resource during the 2022-23 school year. 

Personnel News

  • Ms. Heather Miehl was appointed by the Board to serve as the District’s incoming Director of Special Education

  • Ms. Lauren Weingarten was appointed by the Board to serve as the District’s incoming Assistant Principal for Hickory Point and Shabonee Elementary Schools