About D99

 We Move Forward Together!

Cicero District 99 is a public elementary school district that was founded in 1890. Located in Cicero, Illinois — a near-west suburb of Chicago that is home to more than 82,000 residents. District 99 is transformative and has been a statewide leader in providing innovative, 21st-century learning opportunities to empower the young people of its diverse, bilingual community. The District arms its students, the majority of whom are low income, with skills, tools, knowledge and mindsets to effectively prepare them for global opportunities of the future in education and the ever-changing workforce.




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Board of Education

The District is governed by a Board of Education consisting of seven members. The Board's powers and duties include the authority to adopt, enforce and monitor all policies for the management and governance of the District's schools. Official action by the Board may only occur at a duly called and legally conducted meeting at which a quorum is physically present. As stated in the Board Member Oath of Office prescribed by the School Code, a board member has no legal authority as an individual. 

Meet The Board


Thomas M. Tomschin

Completed OMA Training on 1/22/12

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 1/30/14

Vice President

Derek Dominick 

Completed OMA Training on 12/26/12

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 3/25/14


James E. Terracino

Completed OMA Training on 10/27/12

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 1/30/14


Alice Couch 

Completed OMA Training on 12/19/12

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 1/30/14


Malika Manouzi 

Completed OMA Training on 5/6/21

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 5/10/21


Maria Moreno 

Completed OMA Training on 6/18/21

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 7/5/21


Graciela Segura 

Completed OMA Training on 12/28/12

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 5/1/14




The annual Illinois Report Card provides a detailed look at schools' progress on academics, student success, school culture and climate, and financial investments. Ten of the District's 16 schools have been recognized as commendable by the Illinois State Board of Education (IBSE): Burnham, Columbus East, Columbus West, Drexel, Liberty, Lincoln, McKinley, Roosevelt, Warren Park, and Wilson. Categories for school performance include comprehensive, targeted, commendable, and exemplary.

District 99 remains confident that its improvement efforts will continue to raise student achievement at the schools, thereby improving overall school categorization. 


The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a unique opportunity to have a voice in improving their schools. Students, teachers, and parents will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school's learning environment and help schools reflect on progress. 

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school's organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five "essentials" critical for school success: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruciton.



The District 99 Assessment Plan will communicate, promote, and provide essential information regarding student assessment to the District 99 learning community. 

The primary function of this plan is to provide all members of the District 99 learning community with accurate, reliable, and valid data that may be used to improve student learning, measure student growth, inform decisions regarding instruction, ensure alignment with state learning standards, assist in placement of students, evaluate district programs, support allocation of district resources, inform teacher professional development, evaluate college/career readiness of students, and provide accountability for the district's stakeholders. 


Community Involvement

Cicero District 99, an under resourced community, is also a leader in partnering with parents and the Town of Cicero community, providing needed education and resources to support students in and out of school. 


Student Engagement Programs


An inclusive and creative learning approach that brings fun back to the classroom. Students create projects that illustrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics while becoming apart of the teaching process. 

Full Day Kindergarten 

Promotes higher long-term achievement (i.e. test scores, reading) and fewer grade retentions while spending more time on individualized instruction.

Dual Credit Offerings 

Students have the potential to earn high school credit while still in junior high, ensuring a seamless educational transition.

Dual Language 

Giving students the ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English and Spanish while increasing cognitive capacity, critical thinking, and academic achievement. The program also improves cultural awareness and appreciation of our diverse community.


Executive Council & Leadership


Dr. Aldo Calderin

As Superintendent, Dr. Aldo Calderin's goal is to serve the community and ensure that District 99 continues to provide its students with opportunities to grow and learn. Calderin has worked in the education field since 2004, where he began his teaching career here in District 99 as a bilingual math and science teacher. Most recently, he has spent the past three years as principal of Unity Junior High School. Calderin received his bachelor's degree from Elmhurst University and holds two master's degrees; one in elementary education from Northern Illinois University and a second in educational leadership from Concordia University Chicago.

📧 acalderin@cicd99.edu


Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services

Dr. Mary Mycyk 

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

Ms. Elisabeth Nealon 

Assistant Superintendent of Business Affairs

Ms. Rita Tarullo 

Chief Information Officer

Mr. Bryan Snyder 


Contact Us

Hours Of Operation

                       Monday-Friday                            7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


5110 24th St.

Phone Number

(708) 863-4856

District Attendance Map

Find out where a student will go to school based off a home address

Freedom Of Information Act

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District Logo, Symbolism, Branding


The District 99 identity is represented by our official logo. Great care has gone into the development of our identity and these guidelines with the goal of promoting and protecting our brand. 

Each component of the District 99 identity works together with all others to ensure a consistent look and feel in our communications materials. 

The pencil symbolizes CREATIVITY: we are always learning new ways to enlighten our students. As for the students, they are inspired by the instructor's creativity, and in turn create masterpieces. RELEVANCE: adapting to the cultural evolution of our community and designing the class based on the relative culture. COMMUNITY: the pencil is a universal tool that must be used by the community. We must see that the community is involved in our education.

The torch symbolizes perseverance and strength. INTELLIGENCE/WILLPOWER: those who carry the torch must light the path to the future. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: in which all of us who carry the torch must be able to preserve the flame and enlighten all of those around us.

Copyright and Trademark of Cicero District 99 along with its alternate use of any prior logo is unacceptable. The District 99 logo can only be used when approved by a District 99 administrator. The District 99 logo must not be altered.