Parent Mentors

Leslie Keller
Central Illinois Regional Parent Mentor
812 Lincoln Avenue
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: (217) 732.2316
Fax: (217) 735.2711
Email | Web Site

Leslie serves Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Mason, Menard, Logan
and Sangamon counties


Leslie is the Central Illinois Parent Mentor. She is the mother of two young boys. Both of her children receive special education services through West Lincoln Broadwell Elementary School. Leslie is currently a lead case worker for Catholic Charities and she is also a Parent Consultant for Bright Futures Pre-K program at Adams School in Lincoln. She has had a lot of experience supporting parents and children, and now has experience as a parent receiving special services.

She plans to utilize community resources available, as well as those in the school system to help families understand the process and receive help for their children. She hopes to provide encouragement and help in creating a support system that helps families feel confident that their child's needs are being met. She is very excited to have the opportunity to help families in any way she can. Tri County Special Education has received grant funding from the Illinois State Board of Education to fund this position.


Mentor Trainings

All trainings are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact me above.

Return to Parent Mentors


Latest News

ESEA/NCLB Conference Chicago

February 2014

Parent Leadership Concurrent Session presentation & handouts


Partnership Exploration Webinar

To view the video of this webinar click here.  For a PDF version of the presentation click here.  The handouts for the presentation are:


Indicator 8 Parent Webinar Series :


Parent Guide - Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois available here.

Illinois Student Record Keeper available here

Common Core Standards links under Resources Page. Click here to go directly to Common Core Resources.

District Special Education Profile Link available here

School, District, and State Report Card Link available here