Special Services

Special Services Department at Hawthorn School District 73.


Welcome to the Department of Special Services where we serve students with identified needs, as well as their families.  Our department evaluates, identifies eligibility and provides services and plans for students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade with unique needs.

Hawthorn School District believes that all students can learn, given appropriate supports and services.  Each child deserves the educational environment in which he or she can be most successful.  We are committed to providing a flexible, full continuum of services for our students with support, modifications and accommodations that best meet the student’s needs.


In accordance with HB3586 , Hawthorn School District 73 will maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of the related service(s) administered to your child.  Copies of any related service logs will be available to you at your child’s annual review IEP meeting.  You may also request a copy of the related services logs at any time.

If you would like to receive copies of your child’s related service logs, please send your written request to:

Renee Ullberg, Director of Special Services

Hawthorn School District 73
841 West End Court
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Phone: 847.990.4273   Fax: 847.367.3290

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Special Services Team

  • Renee Ullberg – Director of Special Services
  • PHONE: 847.990.4273

  • Jaclyn Schwartz – Coordinator of Student Services
  • PHONE: 847.990.4352
  • Shari Niemesz – Department Administrative Assistant
  • PHONE: 847.990.4272