Academic Supports and Programs

Welcome to the website for the Office of Academic Supports and Programs. It is the vision of this office to ensure that every school in WCUSD No. 60 is a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from high school college, career, and community ready. We strive to provide students, teachers, administrators, and families with the support and resources they need to engage in deep learning around great teaching resulting in increased student academic and personal success.

Eduardo D. Cesario

Deputy Superintendent of Academic Supports and Programs


Eduardo Cesario has most recently served as the Chief of Schools for Network 2 in the Chicago Public Schools on the Far Northside of Chicago. His tenure in the field of Education began in 1998 while serving as a middle school teacher at Daniel Boone Elementary School in the West Ridge neighborhood.

Eduardo transitioned to a leadership role as a resident principal after being accepted into the LAUNCH (Leadership and Urban Network for Chicago) Program in 2005 and has since served as the assistant principal of James G. Blaine Elementary, and more recently as the principal of DeWitt Clinton Elementary School where he was selected as a Chicago Principal Fellow and earned the ISP (Independent School Principal) status.

Eduardo is a proud father that believes that all children can learn and be successful regardless of culture or socioeconomic status. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science and Education from Illinois State University, and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Benedictine University.

Waukegan Community Unit School District #60
1201 North Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (224) 303-1042

Academic Programs and Supports Departments:
  • Equity, Innovation & Accountability
    Dr. Jason Nault, Associate Superintendent
    (224) 303-1013

  • Information Technology
    Dr. Josue Cuevas, Associate Superintendent
    (224) 303-1104

  • Teaching & Learning (Prek-8)
    Dr. Kevin Brown, Director
    (224) 303-1046

  • Teaching & Learning (9-12)
    Dr. Staci Strategakis, Director
    (224) 303-1046

  • Bilingual and Multicultura l
    Ms. Elisabeth Ambroiggio, Director
    (224) 303-1180

  • Diverse Learners
    Gregory Bublitz, Director
    (224) 303-1122

  • Student Support (Welcome Center)
    Eric Christianson, Director
    (224) 303-3601

Academic Coordinators:
  • Pre-Kindergarten Programs
    Cretia Rasul, Coordinator
    (224) 303-1063

  • Physical Education and Wellness
    Mary Olson, Facilitator
    (224) 303-1204

  • K-8 Literacy and Professional Learning
    Tasia Fields, Coordinator
    (224) 303-1136

  • K-8 Mathematics
    Matt Foster, Coordinator
    (224) 303-1043

  • K-8 Science and Gifted
    Anne Zahn, Coordinator
    (224) 303-1044

  • State and Federal Programs
    Nicholas Chin, Coordinator
    (224) 303-1203

  • Enrichment Programs
    Anne Zahn, Coordinator
    (224) 303-1044

  • Instructional Technology Programs
    Tasia Fields, Coordinator
    (224) 303-1136

Click here to learn more about the Academic Team.

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