Board of Education
District 62 Board of Education Reorganizes – The District 62 Board of Education elected two members to the top officer positions at the April 18, 2016 reorganization meeting. Longtime board member Stephanie Duckmann was elected board president and James Poskozim was voted vice president.
President Duckmann appointed Board Liaisons as part of the reorganization:
- Building – Sharon Lynch
- Community Relations – Raymond Imig
- Education – Dr. Terry Lindsay
- Finance – Ronald Burton
- Personnel – James Poskozim
- Policy – Beth Morley
Board members will serve as representatives to the following committees:
- IASB North Cook – Beth Morley
- IASB Legislative Delegate – Ronald Burton
- ED-RED - James Poskozim
- ED-RED Alternate – Raymond Imig
- District Instructional Improvement Council – Stephanie Duckmann
- D62 Foundation – Sharon Lynch
Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Due to holiday conflicts, the board will meet January 17, 2017, February 21, 2017, and March 13, 2017. Board meetings are held in the Forest Elementary School Board Room, 1375 South Fifth Avenue, Des Plaines.
About the Board of Education
The Board of Education is composed of seven members elected to alternating four-year terms. Elections are held every two years. Board members are not paid and donate their time to serve the community. The Board chooses its officers in April. If a vacancy occurs, the Board names an appointee to serve until the next election.
To prepare children for the 21st century, we hold these beliefs
- Working Together For Our Children: The best education of our children is the collaborative responsibility of students, their families, the school system and the community.
- Learner Profile: We strive to produce students who are responsible citizens in our American democracy and in the global society at large, and who are knowledgeable in life skills that will serve them in the workplace and in their other adult roles.
Board of Education Goals /July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016
Goal 1 – Every student, every day, will be provided challenging, interesting, satisfying, and engaging academic work that will lead to academic growth and achievement, and preparation for success in high school, career, college, and life.
Goal 2 –
Every school will offer safe, caring, healthy, and secure learning environments for all students.
Goal 3 –
All administrators, teachers, and staff will possess the skills to lead, teach, assess, and support students for success in the 21st Century and beyond.
Goal 4 –
District financial resources will be efficiently and effectively used to support the mission of the district.