• Robin Vannoy


    Robin Vannoy

    Director of Special Education

    Phone: (630)570-8290

    Fax: (630)887-8564

    Email: rvannoy@hinsdale86.org


    Jim Westphal

    Assistant Department Chair

    Phone: (630)570-8334

    Fax: (630)887-8564

    Email: jwestpha@hinsdale86.org


    Wendy Vallo

    Administrative Assistant

    Phone: (630)570-8291

    Fax: (630)887-8561

    Email: wvallo@hinsdale86.org




  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the Special Education Department is to work in partnership with all other HCHS departments to educate students who experience disabilities that affect their learning, support their academic achievement and self-reflection in the learning process, foster the development of each student’s character, and assist students in their preparation for post-secondary education, careers, and community contributions.



    •  Students will meet or exceed academic/learning standards 
    • Students will understand, apply, evaluate, and adapt learning strategies to acquire knowledge and demonstrate learning.
    • Students will meet transition goals addressing competencies for post-secondary education, independent living, community participation, and employment.
    • Students will become proficient self –advocates, demonstrating effective communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.