District 308 Professional Development
As director of Professional Development and Training, Dr. Kellie Sanders is responsible for the professional development of all district employees and the mentoring program for teachers and education administrators. She received her doctorate in educational administration from Aurora University, Chicago, her master’s in educational administration and bachelor’s in general studies in health education from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. She worked as a health and science instructor from 1991 to 2002 before joining the ranks of administrators. She served as assistant principal for Flinn Middle School, Rockford, and as principal for Littlejohn Elementary School, DeKalb, Jackson Elementary School, Elmhurst, and Walker’s Grove Elementary School, Plainfield. She believes her role is to facilitate learning for both children and adults and has supported educators in improving both their professional practice and engaged learning strategies.
Eric Watt received his bachelor’s degree from Millikin University, Decatur, and his master’s from Concordia University, Chicago. Watt taught chemistry, physics, and zoology at Carmel Catholic High School and chemistry, biology, and advanced lab science at Bolingbrook High School before accepting a position with District 308. Proficient in technology, Watt is known for using the flipped classroom model of classroom instruction to increase interaction and personalized contact time between students and teacher. He was a 2013 nominee for the Heart of the School: Technology award from the Chicago Archdiocese.