Parent Mentors

Patricia Luzadder
125 S. Clark Street, Office of Diverse Learner Support and Services
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (773) 553.2258
Fax: (773) 553.1906
Email | CPS Office of Diverse Learner Support and Services 

Tricia Luzadder is the Parent Mentor for the Chicago area.  She and her husband, Monte, are the parents of three children, 2 sons and a daughter, who has Down Syndrome.  Since her daughter's birth, Tricia has been involved with the National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS), first as a volunteer with NADS and then becoming the Family Support Coordinator for the organization.  Tricia has also been involved in the Inclusion Committee at her daughter's school.  She very recently joined Chicago Public Schools as the Parent Involvement Administrator in the Office of Diverse Learner Support and Services.  She is looking forward to working with parents and educators alike.

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Mentor Trainings

The Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services and the Parent and Educator Partnership present:



Woodsen Regional Library         Sulzer Regional Library          Mt. Greenwood Library

9525 S. Halsted St.                         4455 N. Lincoln Ave.                11010 S. Kedzie Ave.

Monday, April 15, 2013                  Thursday, April 25, 2013        Wednesday, May 15, 2013

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.                            10 a.m. - 12 p.m.                      10: 30 a.m.  - 12: 30


                                                   Tuesday, May 21, 2013   

                                                      10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Presented by Tricia Luzadder, CPS Lead Mentor

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


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