The mission of Community High School District 128 is to provide quality educational opportunities that foster the development of well-rounded, civic-minded learners and citizens.  The special services teams at Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School strive to support all students in their high school experience based on their individualized needs and with creative planning.  D128 provides a continuum of special education and related services to provide educational opportunities for all learners, including through our collaboration with the Special Education District of Lake County. Services provided through the Special Services Department include Special Education planning under IDEA, 504 Accommodation planning under ADA, and Home/Hospital Instruction services.  


Kelli Hartweg

District Director of Special Services

Esther Beezley

Executive Administrative Assistant for District Special Services

Deborah LaCaeyse

Administrative Assistant

Catherine Marcell

Therapeutic Day School Coordinator

Libertyville High School

Alyssa Henning

LHS Department Co-Supervisor

Karin Morgan

LHS Department Co-Supervisor

Claire DiBella

LHS Student Needs Specialist (504 Coordinator)

Anna DiStaola

ESP - Administrative Assistant

Vernon Hills High School

Kelly Garrison

VHHS Department Co-Supervisor

Kristin Miller

VHHS Student Needs Specialist (504 Coordinator)

Viola Butler

ESP - Administrative Assistant