Special Education


Special Education Teachers:
Mrs. Colleen Calkins:                                                                                                                                     In 2001, after completing my Bachelors Degree in Speech Pathology from Marquette University and my Masters Degree in Special Education, I began my career as a teacher due to my strong desire to support children and education.  I have been teaching in district 204 for 15 years as a special education teacher.  I am proud to say that teach in such an amazing district.  I am a mother of two children who also attend school in District 204.  In addition to teaching I enjoy decorating and spending time with family and friends. 
Please keep in touch!  Here is my contact information:
Phone number:  630.375.3712

Mrs. Deanna Amann:
I began my teaching career in 1992 after graduating from Illinois State University and I have taught in District 204 since 1999. I began working at Gombert Elementary in 2015. I have worked at six schools in the district, most years as a special education teacher, and one year as a reading specialist. I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Education from Illinois State University, my Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy from Lewis University and am completing my Doctoral Degree from Lewis University.  I love reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my husband and two children.
Please keep in touch!  Here is my contact information:
Phone number:  630.375.3748

Ms. Natashia Waramit:
I completed my undergraduate at North Central College in Naperville in Mathematics, and began the road to my teaching career in Oswego as a paraprofessional for a variety of children with special needs. I also worked at daycare as a preschool teacher for the little guys (2-4 years). I have just received my LBS1 license from Aurora University and plan on continue taking classes to receive my Master's in Special Education. This is my first year teaching ever, and I am so excited to be apart of this team and this district! I enjoy reading, playing trivia and being active. I currently play on volleyball leagues and run half marathons! 
Please keep in touch!  Here is my contact information:
Phone number:  630.375.3700

Ms. Lindsey Terranova:                                                                                                                               In 2006, I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Special Education (LBS1) from Bradley University. Since then, I have acquired 8 years experience as a Special Education teacher in various settings; I've taught in both inclusion and self-contained classrooms. Upon graduation, I worked in two other districts in IL before settling in Naperville. I am extremely fortunate to have previous experience in District 204, at Kendall & Graham schools, from 2008-2014. More recently, for the past 3 years, I have worked in a home setting. I am now eager to once again be in an elementary school and to be a part of children's educational lives. I consider it an honor to be returning to 204! During my free time, I enjoy checking out new restaurants or recipes, reading, road trips, and spending time with my Labrador & Puggle.                                                                                                                   Please keep in touch!  Here is my contact information:                                                                                      email:  lindsey_terranova@ipsd.org