999 West Dundee Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-537-8270

Superintendent: Dr. Michael Connolly

School Board & Administration



CCSD21 is a school district comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.



School District 21 prides itself on its Professional Learning Community and its rich tradition of professional collaboration, high levels of professional development, and family-like atmosphere. If you see the opportunity to work with colleagues in making a difference in the lives of students and families in a truly diverse setting, School District 21 seeks your application.

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Goal Setting Plan Options

Individual or Team Goal Setting Participants

Staff members are encouraged to participate as a part of a team with grade level colleagues, members of department teams, staff members in other schools, or in any combination. In some cases, staff members may elect to work individually. In cases of inter-school teams, all administrators of the involved schools are involved in the planning.

Duration of Goal Setting Plan

Goal Setting Plans last for two years. A one-year plan may be used in special circumstances.

Goal Setting Plan Goals

Goals should reflect building or district goals which result in the continuous improvement of student learning. The goals must be directly linked to the Professional Competency Domains.

Goal Setting Plan Activities/Methods

Activities and methods may include and of the following:

  • action research
  • peer coaching
  • self-assessment of teaching through videotaping
  • mentoring
  • application of graduate course work
  • classroom observations
  • development of teaching materials/instructional units
  • discussion groups (book studies)
  • workshops (instructor or participant)
  • school improvement team participation
  • other professional activities approved by administrator

Goal Setting Plan Artifacts/Materials

Artifacts are indicators of progress, which demonstrate professional growth and may include tangible or intangible outcomes. Artifacts or indicators of progress are selected and agreed to as part of the Goal Setting Plan outline. The artifacts are the property of the staff member.

Goal Setting Plan Revisions

In the event a Goal Setting Plan needs to be revised, all revisions must be planned with the administrator.

Goal Setting Plan Resources

Resources will be approved as part of the formal approval of the staff member’s Goal Setting Plan. Resources may include:

  • classroom materials
  • professional materials
  • consultant assistance (in-district staff members and administrators; out-of-district consultants)
  • others