DHS/NIU Partnership National Model Committee
District 428 and NIU are developing a partnership high school that will achieve national recognition for the following accomplishments:
- World-class student achievement that includes academics, activities, and citizenship.
- Rigorous curriculum that matches expectations of higher education and the workplace.
- Superior preparation of pre-service teachers whose skills match the needs of today’s classrooms, including proficiency in skills for improving achievement of low-achieving students.
- Excellence in professional learning that supports DHS and NIU faculty in their pursuit of globally competitive student achievement.
- Joint research and co-teaching by DHS and NIU faculty.
Implement communications strategies that facilitate development of the partnership through timely information for all stakeholders
- Develop a comprehensive communications plan that addresses needs of committees, students and educators, and the general public
- Maintain a flow of current information for planners and the public
- Offer electronic tools to expedite committee work
- Monitor and report partnership progress toward goals
Provide appreciation and inspiration for partnership planners
- Deliver well-deserved recognition visible at the local level
- Organize opportunities for regional, state and national recognition through presentations at strategically-selected conferences, professional organizations, publication opportunities, etc.
- Help enhance a positive image for DHS, NIU, and the partnership
Expand the impact of the partnership beyond the two institutions
- Bring valuable external ideas and resources into the partnership
- Communicate frequently and openly with local community groups
- Establish a national reputation for effective innovations
Co-Chairs & Members
DHS: Kari Cremascoli; NIU: Marilyn Bellert
- Administration and University Outreach: Marilyn Bellert
- University Relations: Mark McGowan
DHS: Roger Scott, Fred Heuschel, Kevin Beverly, Jennie Hueber
Meetings & Materials