Welcome to Curriculum & Instruction

  • STRENGTH FROM WITHIN: Familiar faces fill transitional leadership roles in curriculum and instruction

    Dr. Kay Dugan retired as Assistant Superintendent for Learning at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Her duties have been re-assigned to three Interim Co-Coordinators of Curriculum -- one focusing especially on Grades Pre-K-3 while the other two focus on Grades 4-8. 

    Three familiar faces will collaborate to fill these roles, working with cohesion and flexibility while continuing to handle their current job duties within the District: 

    • Dr. Amy Stewart will serve as  Interim Co-Coordinator of Curriculum for Grades Pre-K-3
    • Dr. Ben Zulauf will serve as Interim Co-Coordinator of Curriculum for Grades 4-8
    • Nicole Mrowice will serve asInterim Co-Coordinator of Curriculum for Grades 4-8

    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 

    In addition to this staffing change, Linda Szwaknowski will now serve in the District’s new Grant Reporting Manager role, and her previous position of Administrative Assistant for the Assistant Superintendent for Learning will change to Clerical Aide for Curriculum and Instruction. 

    As the Grant Reporting Manager, Mrs. Szwankowski will be responsible for grant reporting activities for most federal and state grants covering two main topics: financial reporting to show spending matches the approved budgets, and performance reporting to show that grant outcomes match the desired objectives. 

    Mrs. Szwankowski will still work closely with Dr. Dugan, who will continue to serve the District on a part-time basis for the 2021-2022 school year as a grant consultant.


Contact Information

  • Dr. Amy Stewart
    Interim Co-Coordinator of Curriculum for Grades Pre-K-3
    PH: 630-766-5940 ext. 1119
    FX: 630-766-6099
    Email: astewart@bsd2.org

    Dr. Ben Zulauf
    Interim Co-Coordinator of Curriculum for Grades 4-8
    PH: 630-766-5940 ext. 1116
    FX: 630-766-6099
    Email: bzulauf@bsd2.org

    Nicole Mrowice
    Interim Co-Coordinator of Curriculum for Grades 4-8
    PH:630-766-2601 ext. 2774
    FX: 630-766-7612
    Email: nmrowice@bsd2.org

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

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

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