Welcome to Curriculum & Instruction

  • The District’s transitional leadership roles in curriculum and instruction are continuing to evolve. 

    Anne Paonessa will continue to serve as Interim Director of Teaching and Learning for the 2022-2023 school year. 

    Her team will be comprised of the following administrators:

    • Edgar Palacios, Director of Dual Language and Multilingual Education
    • Shannon Steen, MTSS/Assessment Coordinator
    • Dora Guzman, Curriculum Coordinator

    Their tasks for the coming year include the following:

    • Coordinating Teacher Institute and New Teacher Days
    • Updating Induction and Mentor Handbook
    • Updating Curriculum Guide
    • Partnering with administrators to develop continuous improvement plans
    • Continuously reviewing student achievement data
    • Partnering with grant management team to ensure effective allocation of funds
    • Reviewing/approving curriculum purchase requests
    • Coordinating Pre-k-8 curriculum and assessment alignment including transition between key grades
    • Maintaining state curriculum mandates
    • Researching and facilitating best practice professional development
    • Coordinating student teaching programs with partner universities 
    • Participating in Community of Practice administrator meetings as warranted 



Contact Information

  • Anne Paonessa
    Interim Director of Teaching and Learning
    PH: 630-766-5940 ext. 1105 
    FX: 630-766-6099
    Email: apaonessa@bsd2.org

    Linda Szwankowski
    Grant Reporting Manager
    PH: 630-766-5940 ext. 1111
    FX: 630-766-6099
    Email: lszwankowski@bsd2.org

    Chloe Johnson
    Administrative Assistant for Teaching & Learning
    PH: 630-766-5940 ext. 1124
    FX: 630-766-6099
    Email: cjohnson@bsd2.org

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

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