Des Plaines Valley Region
DVR Education for Employment
2000 Fifth Avenue, Suite M103
River Grove, IL 60171

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DVR Director Named Administrator of the Year


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At this year’s annual conference for the Illinois Career & Technical Association, Dr. Anne Cothran was honored by being selected as FY15 Illinois Administrator of the Year.  Nominees were considered based on their Demonstrated Leadership and Innovation.  Examples include developing partnership with Illinois STEM Learning Exchanges (Illinois Pathways Project) to advance Programs of Study in Illinois schools, representing Illinois and DVR Region at ACTE National Policy Seminar in Washington, development of regional conferences on Programs of Study and the Common Core (FY14), followed by Programs of Study and the Workforce (FY15),  and development of our unique Program of Study website for students in DVR schools.

Education for Employment Regions

dvr-homepage-ilEducation for Employment Systems were developed in the 1980s by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Legislature to provide leadership for the state's career and technical programs under Perkins Legislative requirements for program development and accountability. System personnel provide technical support, assistance and leadership and serve in a policy advisory capacity in a number of ways to the State Board. There are 58 EFE Systems in Illinois.

The Des Plaines Valley Education for Employment Regional Delivery System (DVR) is in western Cook County, and serves six high school districts with a total of nine high schools with 15,000 enrolled students. For more details, including the DVR enrollment area, please click on “About Us”.

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