Diverse Learners

The Diverse Learner Department at Amundsen High School is available to service students of diverse needs in the least restrictive environment.  We are located in room 127.  Please contact the Case Manager to schedule an appointment in order to discuss any questions regarding services for your child.
Diverse Learner Case Manager:  Sara Mizener

If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak with the Case Manager, please call our office.
Record Requests can be faxed to:
Attention: Diverse Learner Department
Fax: 773-534-2330
Records can be mailed to:
Attention: Diverse Learner Department
5110 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
Information about Chicago Public Schools special education services: https://cps.edu/diverselearners/Pages/home.aspx

Now you contact us directly and get a SAME DAY RESPONSE - right when you need it most.

Here are just a few of the ways we can assist you:

  • Provide support by attending IEP/504 virtual meetings 

  • Connect you with your District Representative 

  • Facilitate ODLSS online Parent University training's 

  • Assist you with conversing with School Leadership

  • Connect you with ODLSS/CPS resources & support 

Just call (773) 553-1840 Monday - Thursday between 9-5p.m.  Leave us a message, and you will receive a call back before the end of the business day. It's just that simple!

Please know that we will continue to support families online during regular business hours, Monday-Friday at odlssparentsupport@cps.edu

"Diversity is being invited to the party; Inclusion is being asked to dance" 
Verna Myers
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Let us know what you think! Please click on the Procedures & Standards Customer Survey to share your experiences! All responses are confidential.

Please visit our website for more information regarding Diverse Learner Supports & Services during school closures.

Please see below for more information about our new ODLSS Parent/Guardian Helpline.

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From: ParentSupport, ODLSS <odlssparentsupport@cps.edu>
Date: Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 1:56 PM
Subject: SAVE THE DATE!!! 2021 Spring Virtual ODLSS/MOPD EXPO
To: Group-11674-ODLSS Parents and Guardians <Group-11674-ODLSS_Parents_and_Guardians@cps.edu>

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Dear Parents/Guardians, Community Partners, and Friends,
You are cordially invited to the Spring ODLSS/MOPD 2021 Community Connections Virtual EXPO! We are EXCITED to bring you this epic virtual event! Join us on Friday, June 4th, from 1-5p.m. We will be featuring:
  • IEP Clinics
  • Exhibitors
  • Presentations/Workshops
  • Raffle prizes, and much more!!!
Questions??? Contact the Parent Involvement Specialist Team at - odlssparentsupport@cps.edu

Estimados padres / tutores, socios de la comunidad y amigos:


¡Están cordialmente invitados a la EXPO virtual  de ODLSS / MOPD Conexiones Comunitarias para Aprendices Diversos.  ¡Estamos emocionados de traerles este épico evento virtual! Queremos que nos acompañen el  viernes 4 de junio de 1 a 5 p. M. Contaremos con:

  • Clínicas IEP

  • Exhibidores

  • Presentaciones / Talleres

  • Rifa premios y mucho más !!!

¿¿¿Preguntas??? Comuníquese con el Equipo de especialistas en participación de padres en - odlssparentsupport@cps.edu


Regístrese HOY. ¡Esperamos verlos allí!




Parent Involvement Specialist Team I Procedures and Standards l Office of Diverse Learner Supports & Services l ODLSS Helpline 773-553-1840
Michelle Burgess: mburgess3@cps.edu
Janice Gutierrez: jmgutierrez11@cps.edu
Kimberly Johnson: kljohnsonevans@cps.edu