Ms. Alexander

                                 From the Desk of Ms. Alexander

Dear Parents/Guardians,

      Welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year. My name is Ms. Alexander, and I am your child’s case manager and possibly one of their teachers.  This year I am assigned to, and will be working with the 7th grade Western Collegiate Team. This is not a new team assignment for me this is my fourth year with this team and my eleventh year at Central. Although I was not born in the United States I have been living here since 1992. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Barat College in Lake Forest and later two master degrees from other education institutions in education.
It is important that you know, to ensure success for all, I need you to be involved in your child’s education. This will be in the form of, but not limited to homework checks, attending parent conferences, returning phone calls and talking to your child about school, what they are learning and how you can help them be successful. Your child has been introduced to “Schoology” which gives them access to their classes, assignments, and grades. Schoology is located on ZCMS internet web page, right side under the “S.” Parents are also given a username and password from the Student Services office that provides them their own username and password to access their child’s assignments and grades. I strongly encourage you to check it regularly. Due to this online accessibility I will only be sending home reports every three weeks with your child’s grade in each subject; comments about their behavior; a list of any missing assignments, and any comments from the teacher.
If you need to contact me I can be reached at 847-379-0282, you can also reach me through the main number 847-746-1431 ext. 0282.

  1. Who the message is for (staff name).

  2. Who is calling (your name).

  3. The full name of the student.

  4. Phone number and best time to contact you.

  5. Briefly state why you are calling so that if I need to find the answer I can do so before returning your call.

You can also email me at Please know that email is my preference because I Change rooms all day. Email is the best way to contact me.  Please allow at least one business day or 24 hours for me to return your call. Once again welcome, I look forward to working with you and to a fantastic year.


Ms.  Alexander