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Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti

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Email: d***@***.us
Local Address: Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Downers Grove Grade School District 58
Administrative Service Center 1860 63Rd Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60516
United States

Company Description: Downers Grove Grade School District 58 offers a full continuum of Special Education Programs and Related Services for children in Preschool through Grade 8. ...   more

Employment History

  • Chairman
  • Regional Superintendent of Schools
  • Chairman
    The GOP


  • Doctor of Education , Policy Studies
  • Bachelor of Education Degree
    Northeastern Illinois University , Chicago
  • Doctor of Education Degree
    Loyola University , Chicago
  • Doctor of Education Degree Degree
    Loyola University , Chicago
  • Masters Degree
    Northeastern Illinois University , Chicago
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Web References
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Darlene J. Ruscitti Regional Superintendent 421 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 E-mail: Phone: (630) 407-5800 Fax: (630) 407-5801
Dr. Darlene ..., 7 Aug 2011 [cached]
Dr. Darlene Ruscitti
Dr. Darlene Ruscitti
Dr. Darlene Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti is the Regional Superintendent of Schools for DuPage County. She is the first woman ever elected to the position of Regional Superintendent of DuPage since the inception of the office in 1854.
Darlene earned her Doctor of Education Degree from Loyola University, Chicago, in Policy Studies and Administration, and Masters and Bachelor of Education Degrees from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. Dr. Ruscitti has been a school board and PTO president, teacher, staff developer, administrator, and the assistant regional superintendent of schools for DuPage County.
Dr. Ruscitti's experiences include appointments and nominations to a myriad of education and business committees that currently include, DuPage County Strategic Planning Initiative, DuPage Work Force Investment Board, DuPage Youth Council, DuPage Juvenile Justice Commission, Federation of Human Services Board, DePaul University Education Board, University of Illinois Chicago's CASEL Board (The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning), Board of Directors for the Abraham Lincoln Center for Character Development, Three Fires Council Boy Scout Troop Executive Board, Illinois Delegate to the annual Congressional Conference on Civic Education, and the DuPage Area Project, to name a few.
Darlene has won numerous awards/recognitions in education that include:
Dr. Ruscitti launched the focused coordination of activities between the County's Homeland Security Department, schools, and local Fire and Law Enforcement agencies to ensure that every school provides an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
She also successfully initiated legislation that strengthened the role of mandated reporting, school investigations, and protecting children from victimization.
Highest Classroom Standards
Dr. Ruscitti's objective is to make every DuPage County school great for every child. To achieve this she has created programs providing technical assistance and support to enhance teacher quality and guarantee excellence in every curriculum. Particular attention has been paid to core courses of math, science, reading, gifted education and language skills. Her professional staff works closely with schools in meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Legislation.
Darlene believes that her office has a special responsibility to every child.
News, 28 Oct 2006 [cached]
Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti DuPage GOP Chairman
Darlene Ruscitti and Bruce Walker shared some memorable conversations about what makes this country great.
Here Darlene writes a letter to her friend, Captain Walker and shares some of his ideals in a reflection on keeping democracy and freedom alive and vibrant.
Darlene Ruscitti was elected Chairman of the DuPage County Republican Party
Darlene Ruscitti was elected Chairman of the DuPage County Republican Party at the biennial county convention, held April 19, 2012 in Wheaton. 300 Republican committeemen elected Ruscitti chair and rose to give her a standing ovation. In her acceptance speech, Ruscitti said, "Thank you for electing me as the chairman of the DuPage County Central Committee. It is truly an honor and your support is very humbling. I look forward to working with such a dedicated and committed group of individuals. In a historic first, Ruscitti becomes the first woman to hold this office.
The new GOP chairman went on to point out the challenges she had faced running for a different elected office. Ruscitti has been elected three times to the office of Regional Superintendent of Schools. She also acknowledged challenges that everyone in the room has faced and the challenges that come with leading an active political life. As she assumed the role of Republic Party Chair in DuPage County, she outlined her vision and acknowledged more challenges for the upcoming election season. "My goal is to get all of our Republican candidates elected," Ruscitti told the Daily Herald. "The key to the party's success is the township organizations working together. She is looking forward to re-energizing the party's platform. "I think I bring some different skills to the table," said Ruscitti, who also serves as chairwoman of the Illinois Victory Program, the state GOP's voter-identification and get-out-the-vote campaign. Right now, I believe "I'm the right person for the job," she said. People know what I have accomplished as "party chairman in Bloomingdale Township. And they know what I'm capable of doing. reported Robert Sanchez, Daily Herald. Ruscitti challenged fellow GOP faithful at the convention in her acceptance speech, "We must rededicate ourselves to wanting more, doing more, and being more," reminding Republican leaders of what is at stake in upcoming November elections, the good slate of Republican candidates and the efforts that would be required to get them elected.
The DuPage GOP Record - 1/23/2014 E-Newsletter, 23 Jan 2014 [cached]
Dr. Darlene Ruscitti
DuPage GOP Chairman
Roskam's listening skills will make the ..., 11 Feb 2013 [cached]
Roskam's listening skills will make the transition to a redrawn district easier, said Darlene Ruscitti, chairman of the DuPage County Republicans.
"One of his strengths is getting to know people," she said.
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