My name is Dr. Ellen Teelucksingh and I serve as the Assistant Superintendent for Special Services in Lombard, Illinois. In that role I am responsible for overseeing the special education, early childhood and English language learning services in the district. In addition, I provide leadership and guidance to staff, administrators, parents, and the Board of Education as it relates programming for students in the areas of social emotional learning, positive behavior supports, and promoting positive mental health in school.
Prior to joining the team in Lombard, I earned my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and licenses as K-12 Principal, Director of Special Education, and School Psychologist, all from the University of Minnesota. While in Minnesota I served as an educational administrator working in special education, correctional, and mental health settings. I served as the Principal an educational center for students with severe Emotional and Behavioral disabilities, supervised the educational program in a residential and correctional facility for juveniles adjudicated delinquent and managed a residential treatment center for juveniles with mental and chemical health needs in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Finally, I spent several years training administrators, staff and parents in the state of Minnesota on topics such as children's mental health, brain based learning strategies and interventions, the importance of using positive behavior interventions and supports, and how to promote social emotional learning in schools, home and in the community.