District 161 Welcomes New Director of Learning and Instruction



Flossmoor School District Welcomes Amabel Crawford as the New Director of Learning and Instruction for the 2016-2017 School Year

Please welcome Amabel Crawford as our new Director of Learning and Instruction.  She is excited to assist the school district in continuing to strengthen our quest for academic and cultural excellence.  She welcomes and looks forward to working with the great educators and families throughout the school district.  Ms. Crawford currently works for the American Institute for Research-Illinois Center for School Improvement as a district liaison for data and curriculum.  She also served as an instructional support leader, principal and assistant principal at the elementary level while working for the Chicago Public School System.  She received her Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from DePaul University and her Masters in School Administration from Loyola University. 

Ms. Crawford states, “I am passionate about teaching, learning, and leadership and look forward to build upon and advancing the excellent work in District 161.”  Dr. Doster, stated, “he is excited about working with Ms. Crawford.  She will be an asset to our school district as we continue to work with curriculum and instruction. Her educational experiences will assist our school district as we continue our quest for excellence.”  

Compass Learning Recognition

                                     

At the June 27, 2016 Committee of the Whole Meeting, representatives from Compass Learning presented Flossmoor School District 161 with the company's Success Story recognition for "The Shifts in Teacher Practice While Moving the Needle on Student Achievement."

For more information, please click here.

Congratulations on Receiving the Apple Distinguished Program





Flossmoor School District 161 named Apple Distinguished Program (2015-2017)

Flossmoor School District 161 is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2015-2017 for its 21st Century Learning Initiative: Personalized Learning Using Digital Tools

The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments.

The selection of Flossmoor School District 161 as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. Read more...

To view the letter from Apple, please click here. 

Visions Newsletter

Please click below for the Spring, 2016 Edition of the Visions Newsletter. 
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