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District 15 Community Consolidated School District
Palatine District 15
Overview • Community Consolidated School District 15 serves over 12, 000 students in grades Pre-K through 8 th in seven northwest suburban communities of Chicago. • The district has 15 elementary schools, four junior high schools, and one preschool early childhood center and alternative public day school. • District 15 has been a member of ISPIC since 2014, and accepts 1 doctoral intern each year. • Stipend: $18, 000 • Interns attend new certified staff orientation at the start of the internship
Demographics • Over 75 languages or dialects spoken by students and families in District 15 • Over 20% of District 15 students’ home language is other than English, and the majority of that percentage speaks Spanish in the home. • Of the students, 43% are White, 35% Hispanic, 16% Asian, and 3% Black. Approximately 42% are economically disadvantaged, 20% are limited English proficient, and 12% of the students receive special education services.
Intern’s Typical Week of Training • The typical week includes 3 days at an elementary school and jr. high school, and 2 days at the district office. • The internship can include one day at a high school setting for at least 20 days within District 211, which is also an ISPIC Partnering site in the Palatine area.
Intern’s Typical Week of Training Cont. • The work in schools focuses on providing a range of professional services including consultation, assessment, data-based decision making, and prevention and intervention practices for academic, social, and emotional programming. • The work at the district office focuses on district-level coaching for mental health supports and program evaluation. • The intern works at the district office in the summer and responsibilities may include providing consultation and coaching to other schools, conducting program evaluations related to PBIS, Bully Prevention, Rt. I for English Language Learners, and assisting with special education and /or at-risk summer school programs
Intern’s Typical Week of Supervision • Two hours of individual supervision occurs per week with Dr. Swanlund, an ISPIC program completer. • Additional supervision is offered by Dr. Swanlund and other school psychologists throughout the week as topics and issues arise.
Laura Swanlund, Ph. D • Licensed Psychologist and Licensed School Psychologist • Holds a district-level administration position as the Psychologist and PBIS/Rt. I Coordinator
Supervision • Supervision primarily occurs in Dr. Swanlund’s office. • The office provides a secure location for discussing confidential information. • Supervision notes are stored on the district’s secure googledrive domain.
Front Office ● The front office of the school and district office provide a safe and welcoming space for children and families ● Files are stored in locked file cabinets in locations out of sight from children and families
Office Space ● Interns share an office with another psychologist at the Elementary and Middle School. ● The intern has their own cubicle at the district office.
Materials ● Interns have access to a variety of testing equipment at the district office.
Equipment and Clerical Support ● The intern has access to a variety of office equipment in the school and district office, including printers and , copiers. ● The intern has a telephone and filing cabinets at each office. ● The intern is provided with a laptop computer that includes internet access across the district and their own personal login.