Phone: 708-482-2710 x1253
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Elementary Education from Goucher College M.A. Reading Specialist from Goucher College ESL Endorsement from National Louis
Mrs. Nicole Musillami
“Mrs. Musillami, can we read the next book in the series?” “When are we starting our next novel study?” “Can you read the story I wrote and tell me what you think?” Hearing this is like music to my ears. Working with students who have such a passion for learning makes my job the best in the world. This will be my fourth year supporting advanced learners at Spring Avenue and Hodgkins Elementary Schools. In my role, I engage students in complex text, encourage high-level questioning, facilitate conversations, and promote creativity in writing. I am so grateful that I get to mentor such enthusiastic young readers and writers from two amazing schools in D105, helping them reach their goals and meet their full potential.
Prior to teaching in D105, I was a classroom teacher in Baltimore, Maryland and a literacy coach in Schaumburg, IL. My favorite hobbies include reading, crafting, going to the park with my three year old daughter, and visiting my family at the Jersey shore. My daughter, Siena, is the sunshine of my life (metaphor!). She is silly, sweet, sassy, and smart (alliteration!)….definitely all the ingredients that make up a “threenager.” My husband Tony and I have been married for 5 wonderful years. We recently sold our house and are looking to possibly move back to the LaGrange area where he grew up.
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Phone: 708-482-2700 Ext. 1516
Degrees and Certifications:
MA Education ~ National Louis University MA Educational Leadership ~ American College of Education BA Psychology ~ University of Iowa BA Communications ~ University of Iowa
Mr. Chris D'Alessio
Hello! My name is Chris D’Alessio and I am absolutely thrilled to join the District 105 family as your new ELA Advanced Academics Specialist. This will be my nineteenth year in gifted education and I look forward to an exciting year of discovering and learning with the kids. I am originally a suburban Chicago boy and grew up in Glen Ellyn, IL. I have a Master’s Degree in Education from National Louis University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. I also hold Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of Iowa. (Go Hawks!)
I live in La Grange with his wife Betsy, my two children, Ginny and Lewis, and our dog, Marv. I enjoy outdoor activities with the family, reading and writing, and every aspect of food. I would love to meet as many members of the District 105 School community as possible and can’t wait to start working with the students!