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Board of Education members (front row, from left) Margaret DeLaRosa, Vice President Mary Ozog,
Judith Weinstock  and (back row) President Rich Heim, Jennifer Jendras, Martha Mueller,
Parlaimentarian Bob Friend and Superintendent David Larson


President (April 2017)
   Richard Heim
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Board President Richard Heim is a 25-year resident of Lombard.  He was elected to the board in April 2009 and re-elected in April 2013.  Heim is president of Advocate South Suburban Hospital. 

Heim earned a bachelor’s degree from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Lewis University in Romeoville.

He and his wife have four children.  Heim is past president of the Glenbard East Athletic Booster Club, Board Member of Midwest Center for Day Surgery in Downers Grove and former Board Member for the Lombard Chamber of Commerce.




Member (April 2019)
   Margaret DeLaRosa
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Board member Margaret DeLaRosa of Glen Ellyn was elected to the board in April 2015. She and her husband Joseph McGuire have one daughter and two sons.

DeLaRosa has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from DePaul University.  She is a business analyst for Icon Information Consultants.  

Prior civic involvement includes: community member for Glenbard District 87 Finance & Facility Committee, Glenbard West Booster board member, president District 41 PTA Council, president Hadley Junior High PTA and president League of Women Voters.


Parliamentarian (April 2017)
   Robert Friend
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Board Parliamentarian Robert Friend is a Lombard resident.  He was elected to the board in April 2009 and re-elected in April 2013.

Friend is a retired power mechanic with United Parcel Service.  He and his wife Susan have two daughters, who are Glenbard East graduates.

Friend is a member of the Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Tri-Town YMCA Board of Directors and the Men’s Club at First United Methodist Church of Lombard. He is a former member of the Lombard District 44 Board of Education.

 



Member (April 2017)
   Jennifer Jendras
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Board member Jennifer Jendras and her husband, Richard, live in Glen Ellyn. She is an occupational safety and health specialist with the U.S. Department of Labor O.S.H.A.  Jendras was elected in April 2013.

Jendras has a bachelor’s degree in environmental health and safety from Illinois State University and a master of public health degree from Benedictine University. Jendras has three children, two of whom attend Glenbard West.  

She is a co-leader, 4H Club Fantastic Creative Thinkers and member of Lombard Town Center and Lombard Historical Society. Jendras is PTA past president at Glenn Westlake Middle School and past member of the Village of Lombard Environmental Concerns Committee.


 

Member (April 2017)
   Judith Weinstock
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Judith Weinstock, a Glen Ellyn resident, is a retired Glenbard West English teacher.  She was elected in April 2013.  Weinstock earned a bachelor of arts degree in English education and master of education degree in educational administration, supervision and curriculum from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana      .

Her son Michael and daughter Rachel attended Glenbard West.

Weinstock is involved with the League of Women Voters.

Member (April 2019)
   Martha Mueller

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Board member Martha Mueller, a 44-year resident of Lombard, was elected to the board in April 2015. She is a Glenbard East graduate.

Mueller is a bus driver for Illinois Central School Bus. She retired from Illinois Bell Telephone/SBC/AT&T.

Prior civic involvement includes: member of Community Emergency Response Team-CERT, Glenbard East Music and Athletic Boosters, Lombard Lilac Parade Marshall, PTA volunteer and Girl Scout leader.
DuPage County Animal Shelter Foster Care.

Her husband Mark and 2 daughters also graduated from Glenbard East. Her son graduated from Montini Catholic High School.

Member (April 2019)
   Mary Ozog

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Mary FitzGerald Ozog was elected to the Board of Education in April 2011 and re-elected in April  2015. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and studied Urban Planning at the University of Illinois. She has four children, who are  Glenbard West graduates. Mary and her family have lived in Glen Ellyn for more than 25 years.




2015-2017 Board Committee Assignments

Communication, Legislation & Partnerships Committee
Chairman Jennifer Jendras, Martha Mueller, Mary Ozog, Peg Mannion, John Moss, Amy Goodman, Melissa Piwowar and Susan Rini

Student Performance & Achievement Committee
Chairman Judith Weinstock, Margaret DeLaRosa, Bob Friend, Jeff Feucht, Julia Gray, Kelly Sheridan and Mireya Vera

Finance & Facility Committee
Chairman Mary Ozog, Margaret DeLaRosa, Judith Weinstock, Chris McClain, Charles Jones, Michael Lindquist and John Snyder

Policy Committee
Chairman Bob Friend, Jennifer Jendras, Martha Mueller, Josh Chambers, Cindy Christensen, Charles Jones and Richard Mazzolini

Illinois Association of School Boards Representative Bob Friend

Partnership for Educational Progress (PEP) Representative Bob Friend

Legislative Education Network of DuPage (LEND) Representative Bob Friend

Appointed Officials
Roberta Crowe
Secretary
April 2017

Chris McClain
Treasurer
April 2017

Superintendent
Dr. David Larson
Superintendent


School Board
Listing of Development and Training Completed by Board Members

All Illinois school board members must receive training in professional development leadership (P.A. 97-8) and the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 97-504).  Mandatory training will also be required after the new teacher evaluation requirements are implemented in each school district.  For additional information, see Board policy 2:120, Board Member Development.

The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member.  When the training was provided by the Illinois Association of School Boards, the acronym “IASB” follows the listed activity.          
                

Name    
Development & Training Activity and Provider
Date Completed
Rich Heim
Open Meetings Act Training
Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)
February 1, 2012
July 8, 2013
Mary Ozog
Open Meetings Act Training
Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)
January 7, 2013
November 20, 2015
Bob Friend
Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)
Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)
March 6, 2012
November 23, 2013
Margaret DeLaRosa
Open Meetings Act Training
Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)
June 5, 2015
June 5, 2015
Jennifer Jendras
Open Meetings Act Training
Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)
May 7, 2013
May 28, 2013
Martha Mueller
Open Meetings Act Training
Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)
July 29, 2015
November 20, 2015
Judith Weinstock
Open Meetings Act Training
Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)
May 5, 2013
June 26, 2013
Charles Jones
Open Meetings Act Training
May 6, 2013
Michael Lindquist
Open Meetings Act Training
May 9, 2013
Susan Rini
Open Meetings Act Training
February 23, 2012
Melissa Piwowar
Open Meetings Act Training
September 6, 2013
Kelly Sheridan
Open Meetings Act Training
August 28, 2013
Mireya Vera
Open Meetings Act Training
September 9, 2013
John Snyder
Open Meetings Act Training
September 7, 2013
Cynthia Christensen
Open Meetings Act Training
September 8, 2013
Amy Goodman
Open Meetings Act Training
September 13, 2013
Julia Gray
Open Meetings Act Training
May 26, 2015
Dean Comber
Open Meetings Act Training
May 12, 2015
Richard Mazzolini
Open Meetings Act Training
June 8, 2015

The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the Illinois public schools through local citizen control.  Although not a part of State government, IASB is organized by member school boards as a private not-for-profit corporation under authority granted by Article 23 of the School Code.  The mission of the IASB is excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.

For more information regarding IASB and its programs visit www.iasb.com