Find out more about what’s happening around CCSD93 as Superintendent Dr. David Hill interviews amazing staff members and other key figures who impact CCSD93 to discuss specific programs, services, roles, events and more that positively impact teaching and learning throughout the District.
Episode 7: Student Remote Learning Experiences
Dr. Hill is joined by Jessie, a 6th grader at Jay Stream, and Gianna, an 8th grader at Stratford, who share perspectives on their remote learning experiences and the pandemic. Listen to hear Jessie and Gianna identify challenges they’ve faced, positive engagements strategies their teachers use, ideas for improvement and more.
Episode 6: Former CCSD93 Superintendent Dr. Bill Shields - 2009-2019
Listen to the latest Talk D93 podcast episode featuring CCSD93’s 4th full-time Superintendent Dr. Bill Shields! Find out more about how his visionary leadership helped push CCSD93 to new heights through fully harnessing the power of technology as an educational tool and transforming learning spaces to be more flexible and aligned with modern teaching and learning!
Episode 5: Former CCSD93 Superintendent Dr. Hank Gmitro - 1996-2009
As CCSD93 continues to celebrate its 100th anniversary, Dr. Hill sits down with CCSD93’s third full-time Superintendent of Schools Dr. Hank Gmitro. The two discuss Dr. Gmitro’s tenure from 1996 to 2009, a time when CCSD93 significantly expanded student programming, when the district began to embrace technology as a learning tool in its nascent stages, and when the district brought on process management and a stakeholder driven strategic plan to make the leap from a good school district to a great one.
Episode 4: Former CCSD93 Superintendent John DiBuono - 1982-1996
As CCSD93 continues to celebrate its 100th anniversary, Dr. Hill sits down with CCSD93’s second full-time Superintendent of Schools John DiBuono. The two discuss Mr. DiBuono’s tenure, a time of great expansion and much construction, during which CCSD93 became the fastest-growing school district in the state.
Episode 3: CCSD93 History 1920 - 1982
As CCSD93 celebrates its 100th anniversary as a school district, Dr. Hill sits down with Carol Stream historian and former CCSD93 staff member Carole Ellermeier to talk about the history of CCSD93 from prior to its organization in 1920 through the tenure of its first full-time Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Elsie Johnson ending in 1982. Listen to learn how CCSD93 developed from a rural farmhouse with 18 students to a thriving suburban school district.
Episode 2: Dual Language Program
Dr. Hill sits down with CCSD93 Director of English Language Services Mireya Sanchez to talk about CCSD93's Dual Language program, which teaches students to learn both English and Spanish starting in kindergarten. Listen to learn how students can join the program, methods for instruction, what students can expect when they join and more!