Teaching & Learning

  • Bensenville School District 2 and Dr. Kathleen Dugan, Assistant Superintendent for Learning,  have emerged as leaders across the state in transforming learning to the Illinois Learning Standards.

Philosophy of Differentiation

  • A key component to implementing the Illinois Learning Standards is adopting a teaching philosophy of differentiation. 

    Priority Initiatives for Teaching and Learning

    • Focus on Standards/Essential Understandings: Align with Illinois Learning Standards.
    • Focus on Formative Assessment: Align with the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability system with an emphasis on formative assessment.
    • Focus on Data-Driven Decision Making: Ongoing analysis of data for instructional planning.
    • Focus on Shared, Systemic, Strategic, Sustainable, Evidence-Based Strategies: Address both the adaptive challenges and technical procedures for change.

Contact Information

  • Dr. Kathleen Dugan
    Assistant Superintendent for Learning
    PH: 630-766-5940 ext. 1111
    FX: 630-766-6099
    Email: kdugan@bsd2.org

    Educational Administration Center
    210 S. Church Rd.
    Bensenville, IL 60106

    Monday-Friday
    7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


    Linda Szwankowski
    Administrative Assistant for the Assistant Superintendent for Learning
    PH: 630-766-5940 ext. 1111
    FX: 630-766-6099
    Email: lszwankowski@bsd2.org

    Educational Administration Center
    210 S. Church Rd.
    Bensenville, IL 60106

    Monday-Friday
    7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.