Board of Education
From left, Beth Morley, Sharon Lynch, Stephanie Duckmann, Superintendent Dr. Jane L. Westerhold and Dr. Terry Lindsay participate in the Board of Education’s reorganization meeting in May.
District 62 Board of Education Reorganizes – The District 62 Board of Education elected the two most senior members to the top officer positions at a recent reorganization meeting. Longtime board member Stephanie Duckmann was elected board president and Sharon Lynch was voted vice president. They both have been serving on the board since 2004.
Duckmann had served as vice president of the board under Brenda Murphy since 2005. Murphy did not seek re-election after serving on the board since 1999.
Newcomer Beth Morley, was sworn in for a four-year term, along with returning members Dr. Terry Lindsay and Sharon Lynch at the May 4 meeting. This is Dr. Lindsay’s second four-year term.
President Duckmann appointed Board Liaisons as part of the reorganization:
- Building – Dr. Terry Lindsay
- Community Relations – Beth Morley
- Education – Ronald Burton
- Finance - James Poskozim
- Personnel – Sharon Lynch
- Policy – Raymond Imig
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 – Dr. Terry Lindsay
- 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 December 14, 2015, January 19, 2016 and February 16, 2016. 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.