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D112 BOE Hires Director Of Languages


Highland Park, Highwood and Fort Sheridan, IL – The North Shore School District 112 (NSSD
112) Board of Education approved the hiring of Lindsey Rose as the Director of Languages. In
her role she will be responsible for overseeing all language programs within the school system.
She will coordinate the Spanish dual language program that was established more than 20
years ago in the district and is the educational delivery model for approximately 25% of NSSD
112 students.

Ms. Rose has extensive experience in this program area, including her current role as the
Bilingual Facilitator in Evanston/Skokie District 65. She oversaw a Spanish Two-Way Dual
Language Program during her five years of service in that role. She also spent a year as the
Bilingual Literacy Facilitator in Palatine District 15. During her career, she has also served as a
Bilingual Curriculum and Instructional Interventionist, Spanish Language Arts teacher, and
Bilingual Lead Teacher.

“We are excited to have Ms. Rose join our team,” said co-interim superintendent Edward
Rafferty. “Her energy, experience and commitment will enable District 112 to continue its long
standing tradition of providing high quality dual language and second language programs to our

Ms. Rose earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences from the University of Illinois
at Chicago. She holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of
Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northeastern Illinois
University. She attended grade school and middle school in NSSD 112.

She was the top candidate for the position due to her vast experience both in the classroom and
as an administrator in the field of bilingual education. Ms. Rose has had a focus of meeting the
needs of language learners throughout her career. Her expertise in development and selection
of curriculum for language learners, overseeing both federal and state grants, and designing
professional development for teachers were key attributes that made Ms. Rose the ideal
candidate. In addition, she also has experience leading a bilingual steering committee to provide
input regarding programmatic updates and areas for development as well as collaborating
across curricular departments to ensure the needs of language learners are supported and

“As a graduate of District 112, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return as the Director of
Languages,” Ms. Rose said. “I look forward to serving our families and language learners by
providing highly effective and dynamic dual language and EL programming.”