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On Aug. 20, the District 65 School Board approved the appointment of Concepcíon Calderon as the Bilingual Coordinator and Demetra Disotuar as the Interim Literacy Coordinator.

Ms. Calderon has prior experience as a middle school teacher (Calmeca Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language in Chicago), and as a bilingual lead teacher (Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual Center in Chicago). She has a Masters in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education, a Masters in Education from Northern Illinois University, and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Marketing from DePaul University. Ms. Calderon will assume the responsibilities of Yesenia Vasquez who recently was appointed as a principal in another school district.

Ms. Disotuar is a veteran District 65 employee, serving recently as the District’s RTI specialist for the past two years. Previous to that she was a literacy coach in Skokie District 73.5 for three years and a reading specialist and literacy coach in District 65 for nine years. Ms. Disotuar received an Ed.S in Educational Leadership from National-Louis University, a Certificate of Advanced Study as a Reading Specialist from National-Louis University, a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ms. Disotuar replaces Ellen Fogelberg, who recently accepted the appointment as an interim Assistant Superintendent in District 65.