WHD 147

Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Services
 

 
Department Mission Statement
To promote the use of instructional technology and communication that cultivates learning growth, collaboration, and expertise in a rapidly changing global society.
 
Department Overview

West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147 is committed to providing our students with a positive learning experience to prepare them for the 21st Century. Our curriculum emphasizes life and career skills; learning and innovation skills; information, media and technology skills, as well as cognitive and social skills that will enable them to deal with complex challenges and succeed in the 21st century. Our curriculum also incorporates state of the art technology tools and instruction to support the learning process and meet the unique learning styles of all students. Through technology investment we are developing new programs that support teaching and learning and connecting with students in ways that are more meaningful and familiar to them.

The Technology Department serves as an extension to the district’s instructional program that is responsible for providing effective and timely technology support and assistance to staff and students. It is the goal of the department to provide innovative, 21st century digital resources that enhance the deliverance of curriculum and instruction to students.  This is made possible through the effective oversight of instructional and information technology systems, network administration, communications, and user support services.

As a district, West Harvey-Dixmoor School District #147 is committed to an educational program that recognizes the importance of technology in our society. Every one of our classrooms at District 147 is digitally equipped to meet the needs of the 21st century learner, offering SMART Boards, Chromebooks, iMac computers, and a wide-variety of Digital Learning Platforms centered around increasing student collaboration and engagement. Each of our buildings is also equipped with a computer lab and a Learning Resource Center for student and teacher access. Our Middle School is equipped with a brand new, state of the art, STEM lab, and a broadcast studio.

The Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Department is comprised of seven team members that are committed to providing exceptional technology services to students, staff, administration, parents, and the community-at-large. Those members include: the Superintendent of Schools, the Educational Data Technology Manager, the Instructional Technology Integration Coordinator, 2 IT Specialists, a Grants Consultant, and the Executive Administrative Assistant for Curriculum and Technology.  

 

Department Responsibilities

  • -Develop curriculum aligned to Illinois Learning Standards.
  • -Design, implement and evaluate research-based programs.
  • -Oversee instruction-related services and work collaboratively with staff members to support student learning.
  • -Coordinate the efficient operation of local and state testing.
  • -Analyze student learning data as a critical component of instructional decision making.
  • -Guide principals and staff in creating, implementing, and sustaining high quality school improvement plans.
  • -Coordinate Summer Enrichment and After School Tutorial programs.
  • -Provide staff with ongoing professional development opportunities to enhance their practice.
  • -Integrate 21st century technology tools and resources into the curriculum
  • -Manage district-wide new teacher induction and mentoring program.
  • -Manage Federal and State programs, including Title I, Title II, ELL and Pre-K for All
 
Department Contacts
 
 
Mrs. Johnnetta Miller
Superintendent of Schools
jmiller@whd147.org 
 
 
Mr. Ryan Whitcomb
Instructional Data Manager
Public Relations Officer / Webmaster
(C&I Department) 
rwhitcomb@whd147.org 
 

 
Ms. Heather Johnson
Instructional Technology Coordinator
(C&I Department) 
hjohnson@whd147.org 
 
Mr. Christopher Swain
IT Support Specialist
(Information Technology Dept.) 
cbswainsr@whd147.org 
 
Mr. Paul Sanchez
IT Consultant
(Information Technology Dept.) 
psanchez@whd147.org 
 
Dr. Deborah Watson-Hill
Grants Consultant
(C&I Department) 
dhill@whd147.org 
 
Ms. Laurie Rives
Executive Secretary of
Curriculum and Technology 
lrives@whd147.org 
 
Office Information
Phone: 708-339-9500 Ext. 5512
West Harvey-Dixmoor SD 147
191 W. 155th Place
Harvey, IL 60426
Ph: 708-339-9500
Fax: 708-596-7020
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