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 20 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 20 years, beginning her career as a technology education teacher.

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

In addition to her teaching and leadership roles, Dr. Custable has been involved in coaching volleyball and softball and is a member of many professional organizations, including Learning Forward and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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”