• Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Program Evaluation

    The Office of Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation (CAPE) provides direction and support for school and district staff as we work collaboratively to enhance academic achievement of all students. Our office supports work in the following areas:


    • Lead and support alignment and development of the district’s curriculum.
    • Provide and coordinate professional development in support of district goals.
    • Support learning to increase teacher efficacy.
    • Facilitate Curriculum Council.



    • Coordinate and provide support for development of quality formative and summative district assessments that inform instruction and give feedback on student learning.
    • Coordinate the district state and local standardized testing and assessment program, including test accommodations, in collaboration with Specialized Services and Bilingual Education.
    • Assure data gathering and analysis of student growth, including that related to evaluation systems.


    Program Evaluation

    • Coordinate program evaluations for district and school-based programs.
    • Coordinate the review process for all external research requests.


Phone: 708-338-5917


Degrees and Certifications:

Greta Mitchell-Williams, PhD

Dr. Mitchell-Williams is the Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation (CAPE). Greta has been an educator for 20 years, working in higher education as a chemistry and biochemistry professor, as a high school science teacher, and as a eader. Greta has worked in District 209 since 2007. Previously, she taught chemistry, physical chemistry, AP chemistry, and Research Core at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, and served as Department Chair for Mathematics, Science, and Technology prior to serving as Director of CAPE.

Phone: 708-338-5922


Degrees and Certifications:

Anna Friedman, PhD

Dr. Anna Friedman is the Data Analyst for District 209. Her recent background includes professional training in data science and technology knowledge, and 6 years working as a consultant in digital communications, marketing analytics, and website management. Prior to that, she spent 10 years as a college professor between the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, teaching interdisciplinary social sciences, art history, and foundational core classes. She also worked in area museums for many years including more than a decade at the Adler Planetarium.