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

2020-2021 CRC Meeting Dates (via remote Zoom link)
October 6
November 10
December 1
January 5
February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1

2019-2020 CRC Report

Strengthening Parent Partnerships

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.

2020-2021 Parent and Community Representatives

Nathan Harada - President
Shauna Smith - Vice President
Melissa Fenwick - Secretary
Maggie O'Brien - Past President
Eileen Richards - Central
Gail Schnitzer-Eisenberg - Central
Liz McCallister - Harper
Amy Wechsler Ross - Harper
Nichole Dominguez - Highcrest
Jessica Reynolds - Highcrest
Kim Leib - McKenzie
Lora Amigo - McKenzie
Farheen Ali - Romona
Rizwan Syed - Romona
Najah Musacchio - WJHS
Stephanie Adam - WJHS
Darshana Lele - Member-at-Large
Emily Paris - Member-at-Large
Virginia Reising - Member-at-Large

2020-2021 Staff Representatives

Kari Cremascoli - Superintendent
Katie Lee - Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction

At the February 24, 2020 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) to be the District's strategic planning facilitator to guide and define the strategic planning process through a multi-year plan. The CRC's role for the 2020-2021 school year will shift to an advisory group to directly support the District 39's strategic planning process. Therefore, CRC's membership will not include any district employees as in previous years.

2018-2019 Final Reports

Audit Report

K-4 Mobile Learning

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:

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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