Phone: 708-482-2700 Ext. 1516


Degrees and Certifications:

MA Education ~ National Louis University MA Educational Leadership ~ American College of Education BA Psychology ~ University of Iowa BA Communications ~ University of Iowa

Mr. Chris D'Alessio: ELA Specialist

I am absolutely thrilled to start my fourth year with the District 105 family as one of your ELA Advanced Academics Specialists. This will be my twenty-second year in gifted education and I look forward to an exciting year of discovering and learning with the kids. I am originally a suburban Chicago boy and grew up in Glen Ellyn, IL. I have a Master’s Degree in Education from National Louis University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. I also hold Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of Iowa. (Go Hawks!)

I live in La Grange with my wife Betsy, my two children, Ginny and Lewis, and our dog, Marv. I enjoy outdoor activities with the family, reading and writing, and every aspect of food. I hope to meet more members of the District 105 School community this year and can’t wait to continue working with the students!




Phone: 708-482-2710 x1253


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elementary Education from Goucher College M.A. Reading Specialist from Goucher College ESL Endorsement from National Louis

Mrs. Nicole Musillami: ELA Specialist

I am so excited to be going into my seventh year in the D105 family. My role as an advanced ELA (English language arts) specialist enables me to support young readers and writers in 3rd-6th grades across two of our wonderful elementary buildings, both Spring Avenue and Hodgkins Elementary. In my role, I engage students in complex text, encourage high-level questioning, facilitate conversations, and promote creative writing. The enthusiasm these students have makes me so excited to teach them each day!

Prior to D105, I was a literacy coach in Schaumburg and an elementary teacher in Baltimore, MD. I'm originally from New Jersey, and I enjoy visiting my family at the Jersey shore every summer. The beach is my happy place! In my free time, I love to get lost in a good book, craft, and spend time outside with my family. I live in LaGrange with my husband Tony, our kids Siena and Enzo, and our golden retriever Luna. This is an exciting year in the Musillami family- my daughter, Siena, will be starting her first in-person year as a first grader in D105, and we just welcomed our baby boy in December. 

Thanks for stopping by. Happy reading! 📚

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