Wendy Custable

Wendy Custable

Wendy Custable is the director of applied arts at the award-winning Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. She has been in education for 21 years, beginning her career as a technology education teacher.


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Wendy Custable

Wendy Custable is the director of applied arts at the award-winning Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. She has been in education for 21 years, beginning her career as a technology education teacher.

In her current role at Stevenson, she leads career and technical education (CTE) and driver education teams in professional learning, curriculum and instructional improvement, formative assessment, evidence-based grading, and social-emotional learning.

In addition to her teaching and leadership roles, Dr. Custable has presented at state and national conferences, as well as co-authored two books: Proficiency-Based Grading in the Content Areas (2019) and Collaboration for Career & Technical Education, Teamwork Beyond the Core Content Areas in a PLC (2020).

Dr. Custable earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology education from Illinois State University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northeastern Illinois University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Loyola University Chicago.

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Presentation titles by Wendy Custable

  • Establishing a Culture of Inquiry
  • Having Data-Driven Dialogue
  • My Team Is Different—A New Lens for Looking at Collaboration: Blended Teams
  • A Look at How Professional Learning Communities Can Foster Strong Career and Technical Education Programs
  • Moving Teams Beyond “PLC Lite”

"Wendy was a perfect fit for our needs! I've received much positive feedback. They found Wendy knowledgeable and engaging. Their only complaint is they wish for another day with her."

Jen Vance, assistant superintendent, Central DeWitt Community School District, Iowa