Debbie Lubeck was approved as the new Director of Student Services at the March 15 Board of Education meeting. Ms. Lubeck will begin in her new role on July 1, 2021. She assumes this role following the resignation of the current Director of Special Education, Denise Matthews.
Deborah Lubeck was selected following an extensive search and interview process that involved stakeholder groups of faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and Board of Education members. Currently, she serves as the Director of Special Education for Pleasantdale District 107 in Burr Ridge, IL.
Ms. Lubeck’s extensive experience and leadership style were among several reasons for her selection. Other factors include her thorough understanding of federal and state regulations concerning compliance matters and her strong knowledge about special education programming, services, and supports. She is also well-versed in implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to ensure that all students’ needs are met and addressed in a targeted, data-based manner. Deborah’s extensive experiences with student service and school administration, along with her commitment to equity, inclusion, and professional growth for faculty, made her credentials a stand-out among other candidates.
In addition to her current role at District 107, Ms. Lubeck also serves as an adjunct instructor at both Concordia University and National Louis University. Past positions include serving as the Director of Curriculum for Lyons District 103 in Lyons, IL, and the Director of Support Programs and Student Service Administrator for Glenview District 34 in Glenview, IL. Debbie also served as the Special Education Chair at Batavia Senior High School and an Inclusion Facilitator and LD Resource Teacher for the Rotolo Middles School, both in Batavia, IL. Early in her career, Ms. Lubeck worked as a history and social studies teacher in several school districts in the Chicago area.
Ms. Lubeck holds two masters’ degrees from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. One degree is in Special Education with a Type 10 Learning Behavioral Specialist endorsement, and the other is in Curriculum Leadership. She also holds an Administrative Certification, Type 75 with Director of Special Education endorsement and ESL Approval certificate. Ms. Lubeck received a bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL.
Please join us in welcoming Debbie Lubeck to River Forest District 90!