District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger announced the hiring of Amanda Schiltz as a new special education coordinator for the district.
Schiltz has more than 25 years of experience in education, including 19 years in District 196. Most recently, Schiltz served as a lead interventionalist and comprehensive intervention model coach, where she worked with a district team to train teachers on the comprehensive intervention model. In her new role as coordinator, Schiltz will be responsible for supporting students, families and special educators in the district’s 19 elementary schools, as well as supporting continuous improvement for all special education programs.
“I am honored and excited to join the special education coordinator team,” Schiltz said. “I am passionate about supporting students and staff to reach their greatest potential within special education. I look forward to building collaborative partnerships with staff, parents and students to advocate for high-quality practices and inspire lifelong learners.”
Schiltz has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Iowa State University, a master’s in reading and literacy from City University and is working to earn