• Dr. Erin Pittman

    Director for Student Services

  • Dr. Erin Pittman has been the Director of Student Services for Gavin School District #37 since July, 2022.  She is also the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services for Big Hollow School District #38.  Dr. Pittman has twelve years of special education administrative experience.  Prior to administration, Dr. Pittman served public schools in the capacity of a school psychologist.  Dr. Pittman earned her Masters in Education and Educational Specialist degree from National-Louis University and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership with superintendent endorsement from Aurora University.  In addition, she is an adjunct professor for Aurora University.

  • About Special Services

    Welcome to Gavin District 37 Special Services office. Gavin School District 37 offers a full continuum of special education and related service to children grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8 that have been identified with having a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

    The goal of special education and related services is to support each child and address their individual needs. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed in collaboration with parents, general education teachers, and special service staff on a yearly basis minimally. All service decisions are team driven with the least restrictive environment as our focus. 

    We have Structured Learning and Life Skills classrooms that focuses on students with academic needs, social-emotional needs, multiple needs, and needs that may fall on the Autism Spectrum. In addition, we offer the following services:

     Academic Support  Occupational Therapy
     Adaptive Physical Education  Physical Therapy
     Assistive Technology  Psychological/Social Work
     Health Assistants  Speech and Language
     Hearing Itinerants  Vision Itinerants

    If you, as a parent, have concerns about your student’s progress or information about an IEP, please contact your student’s teacher, case manager or the Student Services Coordinator.