Communicating with School Leaders

When students and parents have questions or concerns, it is important that open communication exists. Many questions can be easily answered by the educator directly involved in the class or program before it becomes necessary to move on to the next level. One of the easiest ways to communicate is via email, or a phone call. As a way to help parents effectively ask questions or communicate a concern, a “chain of command” process has been developed. Oak Park Schools leadership and staff will follow the communication process below, and asks families to use this process as a reference when beginning their communications.

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We look forward to continuing to develop positive partnerships with all Oak Park Schools parents and community members.

Instruction & Curriculum

Step 1: Classroom Teacher¹

Step 2: Counselor¹

Step 3: Building Principal*

Step 4: Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning*

¹(Use Staff Search to find Teacher or Counselor)
*(see list below)

Special Education

Step 1: Classroom Teacher/Special Education Teacher¹

Step 2: Building Principal*

Step 3: Specialized Student Services Director*

Step 4: Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning*

¹(Use Staff Search to find Teacher or Counselor)
*(see list below)

Food & Nutrition Services

Step 1: Food Service Secretary

Step 2: Food Service Director*

Step 3: Finance Director*

¹(Use Staff Search to find Teacher or Counselor)
*(see list below)

Athletic Questions/Concerns

Step 1: Coach

Step 2: Athletic Director*

Step 3: Building Principal*

¹(Use Staff Search to find Teacher or Counselor)
*(see list below)

 

 

Discipline

Step 1: Classroom Teacher¹

Step 2: Assistant Principal*
(not all buildings have an assistant principal)

Step 3: Building Principal*

Step 4: Superintendent*

¹(Use Staff Search to find Teacher or Counselor)
*(see list below)

 

Early Childhood

Step 1: Classroom Teacher¹

Step 2: Principal*

Step 3: Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning*

¹(Use Staff Search to find Teacher or Counselor)
*(see list below)

 

Transportation

Step 1: Principal*

Step 2: Transportation Director*

Step 3: Finance Director*

Step 4: Chief Finance & Operations Officer*

¹(Use Staff Search to find Teacher or Counselor)
*(see list below)

Building & Grounds

Step 1: School Office¹

Step 2: Building Principal*

Step 3: Operations Manager*

Step 4: Finance Director*

Step 5: Chief Finance & Operations Officer*

¹(Use Staff Search)
*(see list below)

Building Principals & Assistant Principals

Name
Building
Position
Phone
Dr. Joann Wright
Einstein Elementary
Principal
248-336-7640 x2101
William Washignton
Key Elementary
Principal
248-336-7610
Emanuel Haley
Pepper Elementary
Principal
248-336-7680
Alberta Walker-Wheaton
Alternative Education Center
Site Manager
248-291-6722
Derek Faulk
NOVA Discipline Academy
Principal
248-336-7650
Pam Vermiglio
Oak Park Freshman Institute
Principal
248-336-7780
Carissa Peterson
Oak Park High School
Principal
248-336-7740 x2704
Anthony DeGrazia
Oak Park High School
Assistant Principal
248-336-7740 x2707
Janocus Sanders
Oak Park High School
Assistant Principal
248-336-7740 x2708
Marcia Bonds
Oak Park Preparatory Academy
Principal
248-336-7620
Doug Eiland
Oak Park Preparatory Academy
Assistant Principal, Interim
248-336-7620
Aaron Brown
Oak Park Virtual High School
Director of School Partnerships
1-800-297-2119

Oak Park School Leaders

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Vacant Position
Administration
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
248-336-7700
Steve Barr, C.P.A.
Administration
Chief Financial Operations Officer
248-336-7715
Ericka Watson, Ed.S.
Administration
Specialized Student Services Director
248-336-7673
Coach Gregory Carter
Athletics
Athletic Director
248-336-7740 x2706/7746
Chef Aric Wienclaw
Food Service
Food Services Director
248-336-7761

Unresolved Questions or Concerns

If questions or concerns have not been resolved after discussing them with teachers, principals or other school leaders, please contact the superintendent. For high-level concerns, issues may be advanced to the superintendent after they have advanced through each level of the chain of command.

Dr. Jamii Hitchcock, Ph.D.
Superintendent
248-336-7705

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