Ellie Ambuehl

Director of Special Education

Northfield Campus

Special Education - District
7 Happ Road Northfield, IL 60093 Phone: 847-784-2205

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for the special education programs
  • Oversee off-site special education placements
  • Effectively manage district's implementation of assistive technology
  • Oversee speech and language services
  • Supervise psychologists, Special Education Department Chair and New Trier Learning Center Coordinator
  • Design and implement new models of services for students with disabilities
  • Oversee provision of services to students who are homebound or hospitalized

Professional Activities:

  • Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education
  • Council for Exceptional Children

Committee Participation and Agency Collaborations

  • Collaborate with North Suburban Special Education District, the special education cooperative for the district
  • Collaborate with Office of Rehabilitation Services
  • Collaborate with public and private schools providing services to New Trier students with disabilities
  • Work with the Illinois State Board of Education

Academic Preparation

  • M.Ed. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Academic Certification

  • Illinois Type 75 (General Administrative, Director of Special Education endorsement)
  • Illinois LBS 1 Unlimited