View our “About District 58” fact sheet to learn more about District 58!
View a welcome video from Superintendent Dr. Kevin Russell.
The mission of District 58, in partnership with parents and community, is to challenge and engage each child by providing quality educational programs and support services in safe, nurturing, and child-centered environments in order to prepare all students to be lifelong learners and contributing members of a global society.
Administrative Service Center
(Central School District Office)
1860 63rd Street
(Technology, Maintenance and Curriculum Office)
1435 Prairie Ave.
Superintendent of Schools: Kevin Russell, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Personnel: Jayne Yudzentis, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction: Justin Sisul
Assistant Superintendent for Business: Todd Drafall, CSBO
Assistant Superintendent for Special Services: Jessica Stewart
Assistant Superintendent for Technology & Learning: James Eichmiller, Ed.D.
Manager of Business Services: Katie Hannigan
Coordinator of Community Relations: Megan Hewitt
Coordinator of Grove Children’s Preschool: Jackelyn Cadard
Director of Buildings and Grounds: Kevin Barto
According to board minutes, District 2 became District 58 on April 19, 1902; a separate high school district, District 99, was formed in 1923. District 58’s “newest” schools, Belle Aire and El Sierra, were constructed and opened in 1969. District 58 serves approximately 5,000 preschool through eighth grade students from Downers Grove and portions of Darien, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Westmont and Woodridge in its 11 elementary and two middle schools.
Teachers and staff
Approximately 637 full and part-time employees
Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 21 to 1 (source: Illinois Report Card)
Percentage of teachers with master’s degrees and above: 62 percent
Average years teaching experience: 10 years
2018-2019 annual budget: $68.7 million
- Local: 88.9 percent
- State: 7.5 percent
- Federal: 3.6 percent
Principal: Brent Borchelt
3935 Belle Aire Lane
Principal: Jason Lynde
6835 Fairmount Avenue
Principal: Lisa Niforatos
6036 Blodgett Avenue
Principal: Britta Waszak
2220 Haddow Avenue
Principal: Amy Read
4435 Middaugh Avenue
Principal: Zachary Craft
3935 Highland Avenue
Principal: Michelle Rzpeka
1435 Jefferson Avenue
Principal: Mariana Nicasio
6235 Stonewall Avenue
Principal: Melissa Hackett
6509 Powell Street
Principal: Carin Novak
236 Indianapolis Avenue
Principal: Matt Durbala
635 59th Street
Principal: Leland Wagner
1436 Grant Street
Phone: 630-719 -5860
Principal: Michael Krugman
536 Hill Street
*District 58’s Grove Children’s Preschool program is housed at Indian Trail and Henry Puffer. For more information, including an informational video, visit the Grove Children’s Preschool link at www.dg58.org/preschool.
Board of Education
District 58 is governed by a board of seven members elected by the community to serve four-year terms. The board is responsible for adopting and monitoring the school district budget; developing and approving district policies; and hiring the district superintendent. The public is encouraged to attend board meetings, which are typically held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave. Board meetings, agendas, minutes and Board Briefs of past meetings are available at www.dg58.org.
We Envision a school district that inspires children, sparks creative and innovative thinking, celebrates diversity, and builds visionaries.
We Seek an education that excites minds, touches spirits, challenges abilities, and prepares our children for life.
We Believe every child should be expected to grow, stretch, evolve and embrace the challenges of the future in a global environment.