Oak Park and River Forest High School has varying levels of support to meet student needs ranging from the self-contained setting through supports in classes in the area of general education. It is the goal of the Special Education Division to continuously place students in their Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The instruction and curriculum in the self-contained setting parallels instruction and curriculum offered in the general education divisions. Special Education services are available to students who need support in the areas of visual, hearing, speech, physical impairment, and social work. Most students are served within the high school setting; however, some students may be better served in more appropriate specialized programs off-campus.

Gwendolyne Walker-Qualls

Director for Pupil Personnel Services

  • (708) 434-3106

Dr. Kennedi Dixon

Special Education Divisional Director

  • (708) 434-3105

Marilyn Thivel

Administrative Assistant - Pupil Personnel Services

  • (708) 434-3706