CONTACT Tarkington

310 Scott Street
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-520-2775

Fax: 847-419-3074

Attendance: 847-520-2776



Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Tarkington Elementary School serves students through 5th grade. School starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM daily.

Student Services

Educational research shows that students perform at their highest levels and exhibit the most growth when teachers collaborate. As a result, teams of teachers are the foundational structure of School District 21. Core academic teams provide students with instruction in the Learner Qualities and the core academic areas: Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

Resource Teachers


Rana Dragon

Jessie Horcher

Bari Smith

Support Professionals


Social Worker

Nori Spiro


School Psychologist

Jeremy Holtmeir

Occupational Therapist

Zoey Dolsen-Groh


Physical Therapist

Sandi Barlow

Speech Pathologist

Susan Knee


Speech Pathologist

Kathleen Conley

Teacher Assistants


Gabriela Aponte

Tatiana Baciu

Cynthia Comiskey

Ryan Freese

Kendel Foley

Anna Fudali

Sajel Patel

Adilene Perez

Kimberly Peterson

Shelby Soto

Jennifer Young