Administrative Corner

On behalf of all of us at Niles Elementary School District 71, we would like to welcome you to our community web site. Our district is a community of excellence. Our staff of 60 teachers and support personnel is devoted to developing the full potential of every child.

The mission of District 71 is to foster excellence in the academic, physical and social-emotional development of every child. We seek to provide an orderly, trusting and nurturing environment that works in full partnership with our families and community so that all children become responsible and productive citizens. All aspects of the school’s organization, curricular, and co-curricular activities are designed to accommodate individual learning styles so that all may experience success.

We believe:

  • All students can learn and become productive members of society.
  • Quality education for all students results from teamwork, collaboration and communication.
  • Mutual respect and trust are essential for building productive, supportive relationships.
  • It is important to instill in students a sense of responsibility and respect for themselves, their school and their community.

District 71 has a long history of service to children and families. We are proud of our students. They achieve at high levels and our graduates make significant contributions to our community. Just as important as academic excellence, we emphasize citizenship, character development and creative thinking.

We strive to provide an engaging and comprehensive instructional program to our students. We offer a wide range of special services and programs to meet the individual needs of each learner. Our educational program includes preschool, full-day kindergarten, enrichment programs, a variety of special education and support services, and a large number of after-school extracurricular and club opportunities.

This web site is intended to provide you with information about the community, the curriculum and the extracurricular activities at District 71. Come explore Culver and discover a friendly school dedicated to bringing out the very best in each child.


Dr. John Kosirog
847-966-9280 x1108
Dr. Erica Smolinski
847-966-9280 x1102
Ms. Laura Guarraci
Director of Student Services
847-966-9280 x1110