Board appoints Elizabeth Ehrhart as new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction

Liz Ehrhart in photo frame

The Downers Grove District 58 Board of Education at its Feb. 27 Special Meeting approved the appointment of Mrs. Elizabeth Ehrhart as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. 

The interview teams described Mrs. Ehrhart as “experienced, relatable, child-centered, supportive of staff, hard-working, and dedicated,” said Dr. Kevin Russell, superintendent. Additionally, Dr. Russell noted that “Mrs. Ehrhart is a strong leader with a great deal of experience supporting staff in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She values collaboration, mentoring, staff and parental input, and strong relationships.”

Mrs. Ehrhart will step into the role being vacated by Justin Sisul who was appointed as assistant superintendent of personnel in District 58.  District 58 conducted a thorough interview process to identify Mr. Sisul’s successor, and received a significant amount of interest in this position from many highly-qualified candidates. 

Mrs. Ehrhart has been an educator for 19 years. She currently serves as director of curriculum at Forest Ridge School District 142 in Oak Forest, where she also served as principal of its Early Childhood Center. In her position as curriculum director, she oversaw all curriculum development, led the mentoring and new staff orientation programs, and chaired district-wide committees related to curricular development and teacher professional development.

Previously, she served as a classroom and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in Frankfort District 157c.

Mrs. Ehrhart holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Governors State University, an ESL graduate-level endorsement from Lewis University and a bachelor's degree in Education from Illinois State University.

“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to serve as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Downers Grove SD58. I look forward to fostering relationships with the staff, students and community and working with the entire team to build amazing learning experiences for every student in District 58,” she said. “I can not wait to hit the ground running!”

Mrs. Ehrhart lives in Frankfort with her husband and three daughters, ages 4, 9 and 12. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Frankfort Falcons Youth Athletic Association, the organization that her daughters cheer for.