Staff and Contact Information
Deborah Duskey, Director of Special Education
Phone: 708-748-0100 x4117
Deborah Duskey has over 15 years as a special education administrator. She holds a master’s degree in special education and master’s degree in education administration. She had been a teacher and a teacher leader for 20 years prior to leaving the classroom to pursue a career in education administration. Ms. Duskey has been an elementary and high school principal in the Chicago Public School system; she was also the Chief Officer of Special Education at CPS prior to joining the Matteson 162 family. Her chief responsibilities as the Director of Special Education are overseeing all aspects of the district’s special education services and pupil support. She also directs and oversees the clinical support of the nurses, psychologists, social workers and speech pathologists.
Rebecca Akridge-Dixon, Special Education Administrator
Phone: 708-748-0100 x4121
Rebecca Akridge-Dixon has spent the last 18 years in Special Education as a teacher, School Psychologist, and Special Education Administrator. Ms. Akridge-Dixon has Masters' degrees in School Psychology and Educational Leadership and currently holds a Director of Special Education licensure. In conjunction with the Special Education Department, she is responsible for overseeing students in Out of District Programs and McKinney Vento, which provides assistance to families in temporary housing situations.
Sheloanda Porche-Box, Special Education Coordinator
Phone: 708-748-0100 x4171
Sheloanda Porche-Box has been the Special Education Coordinator at Matteson SD 162 for the past few years. She has spent the last 16 years as a Special Education Teacher and Case Manager. Ms. Porche-Box holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and currently holds a Director of Special Education and Education Administration licensures. In conjunction with the Special Education Department, she is responsible for overseeing programs that provide educational assistance to children with mental, psychological, learning, behavioral, or physical disabilities. Ms. Porche-Box’s focus is on helping children with disabilities maximize their learning potential in the least restrictive environment.