Students photo outside the school

Holmes - School Improvement Team (SIT)

School Improvement Plan

School Improvement Teams in District 97 share a common mission of supporting national, statewide, and local interests within the district focus of the Oak Park District 97 Board of Education.  The primary objective within that mission is to create schools that work toward continuous positive improvement, ensuring that all students are meeting individual goals for progress, and improving school climate and culture.  School Improvement Teams (SITs) exist in each District 97 school as a forum for collaboration among each school community’s adult stakeholders-- its certified, administrative, and support staff and its parents --  in service of its primary stakeholders: the children in the school community. The strength of this model is that it builds upon the many different talents and experiences of the team as they work collaboratively to achieve a common mission.

2016 - 2017 Members

  • Dr. Christine Zelaya - Principal
  • Ms. Elizabeth Conway - Instructional Coach
  • Mr. Jeff Gehrke - Language Arts Specialist / RTI School Level Leader
  • Mr. Mike Dolan - Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. Jessica Colella - 1st Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Anjali Karia - Music Teacher
  • Ms. Melissa Manuel - 5th Grade Teacher
  • Mr. John McCauley - Student Support Specialist
  • Ms. Beth Lacey - Speech Pathologist