Lake Zurich Community Unit School District

Communications & Community Relations


The goal of the Communications & Community Relations department is to create partnerships within and outside the organization in order to provide information, assistance, and opportunities for stakeholders.

The Communications Department supports or oversees:

  • District electronic communications such as School Messenger communications, district and school website, district sponsored social media accounts, Remind, etc.
  • District print communications such as the annual Community Newsletter,  and other  print materials as needed
  • Media relations
  • District level student, parent, and staff recognition through monthly Board Awards
  • Staff recognition through annual District 95 Awards
  • District Crisis Plans
  • Supporting role for D95 Educational Foundation and Joanie's Closet
  • Community Partnerships with local governments and organizations
  • Community Partnerships including internships, job shadowing, and other career exploration opportunities
  • District sponsored events such as Residency Event, STEAM Summit


Department Staff

Jean Malek

Director of Communication/Community Rela

Beth Slaughter

District Development Coordinator

Dominica Woodbury

Communications Coordinator

Community Newsletter

Each summer, District 95 sends a newsletter to all households in the District 95 boundary area. If you have difficulty opening or viewing the newsletter here, please contact us at or call us at 847-438-2831.

First page of the PDF file: 2018newsletterFINAL

Awards & Recognitions

District 95 Board Awards

Each month, October through May,  at the Board of Education meetings the district honors students, staff, and parent volunteers who represent the value and vision that support the District 95 mission to "empower every learner to achieve personal excellence". Honorees receive their D95 Board Award and greet the Superintendent and the Board of Education while a short recognition is read.

District 95 Staff Awards

Each spring, we accept nominations from parents, students, and staff members to recognize colleagues who have gone above and beyond in their role. Recognitions include:

  • Teachers Make a Difference Award
  • Rookie of the Year Award
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Gary W. Robillard Educator of the Year Award