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CCSD 46 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS

Jill Alfrejd, BOE Secretary
Term: 2013-2017
Phone: 847-223-3540 ext. 5678
Email: alfrejd.jill@d46.org

Jill Alfrejd was elected to the Board in 2013 and was elected Board Secretary by her fellow members in May 2013 and 2015. Ms. Alfrejd, a 17-year resident of Grayslake, is a graduate of Michigan State University. She is the Public Relations & Community Outreach Coordinator for the Grayslake Public Library. Previously Ms. Alfrejd was the Co-President of Foundation 46 and Director of Community Outreach for the United Way of Lake County. Ms. Alfrejd has three children attending Frederick School.

Ms. Alfrejd serves on these Board committees: Communications

Training: Lake County Bar Association Seminar (2013), Leadership Training/Performance Evaluation (2013), Orienting New School Board Members (2013)


Tom Meskel
Term: 2015-2019
Phone: 847-223-3540 ext. 5618
Email: meskel.tom@d46.org

Tom Meskel was elected to the Board in 2015. Mr. Meskel, a 25-year resident of Grayslake, is a graduate of Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Math and holds Master of Arts and Ed.S degrees from the University of Iowa. He is retired from teaching/administration at the high school and university levels. Previously, Mr. Meskel served on the Board of Education for Grayslake High School District 127, and served seven years as Treasurer for Foundation 46. Mr. Meskel also volunteers with Science Olympiad at Park Campus and Grayslake Middle School. He was the "Commitment to Education" award winner in 2014 from Foundation 46. Mr. Meskel has three grown children, and five grandchildren.

Mr. Meskel serves on these Board committees: Curriculum/Technology

Training: Lake County Bar Association Seminar (2015), Basics of Governance (2015), Leadership Training/Performance Evaluation (2015), Open Meetings Act (2015)


David A. Northern Sr.
Term: 2015-2019
Phone: 847-223-3540 ext. 5664
Email: northernsr.david@d46.org

David A. Northern, Sr. was elected to the Board in 2015. Mr. Northern, Sr., a thirteen-year resident of Lake County, is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Indiana University. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lake County Housing Authority. Mr. Northern, Sr. was the recipient of the 2015 Most Influential African American of Lake County Award. Mr. Northern, Sr. has two children attending Park Campus.

Mr. Northern, Sr. serves on these Board committees: Communications, Finance

Training: Basics of Governance (2015), Leadership Training/Performace Evaluation (2015), Open Meetings Act (2015)


Kathleen Parkinson
Term: 2015-2019
Phone: 847-223-3540 ext. 5691
Email: parkinson.kathleen@d46.org

Kathleen Parkinson was elected to the Board in 2015. Mrs. Parkinson, a 6-year resident of Grayslake, is a graduate of Ithaca College and holds a Master of Science in Agribusiness from Arizona State University, and a Master of Education in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently a Research Analyst at the University of Illins at Chicago in the Center for Urban Education Leadership. Previously, Mrs. Parkinson was a Special Education Teacher for Chicago Public Schools, and served school communities in Tempe, AZ and Maricopa, AZ as a Special Education teacher, Gifted Education teacher, and district level Math and Science Liason. Mrs. Parkinson has two children attending Woodview School.

Mrs. Parkinson serves on these Board committees: Curriculum/Technology, Policy


Robert Roop
Term: 2013-2017
Phone: 847-223-3540 ext. 5679
Email: roop.rob@d46.org

Rob Roop was elected to the Board in 2013. Mr. Roop, a nine-year resident of Grayslake, is a graduate of Radford University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami. He is a Software Sales Engineer for Salesforce.com. Previously, Mr. Roop was a Board Member of Foundation46 and has volunteered for various charities and cycling organizations. Mr. Roop has two children, one attending Meadowview School and one attending Frederick School.

Mr. Roop serves on these Board committees: Curriculum/Technology, Finance, SEDOL

Training: Lake County Bar Association Seminar (2013), Basics of Governance (2013), Leadership Training/Performace Evaluation (2013), Open Meetings Act (2013)


Steven Strack, BOE President
Term: 2013-2017
Phone: 847-223-3540 ext. 5648
Email: strack.steven@d46.org

Steven Strack was elected to the Board in 2013 and was elected Board President by his fellow members in 2013 and 2015. Mr. Strack, a 16-year resident of Hainesville, is a graduate of Augustana College and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is the Business Process & Continuity Manager for VW Credit. Mr. Strack is also a member of the Augustana College Chicago Advisory Group for stragetic planning, and has been a volunteer coach for Science Olympiad. Mr. Strack has a child attending Frederick School, and a child attending Grayslake Central High School.

Mr. Strack serves on these Board committees: Finance, Policy

Training: Basics of Governance (2013), Leadership Training/Performace Evaluation (2013), Open Meetings Act (2013)


Jim Weidman, BOE Vice President
Term: 2013-2017
Phone: 847-223-3540 ext. 5669
Email: weidman.jim@d46.org

Jim Weidman was elected to the Board in 2013 and was elected Board Vice President by his fellow members in 2013 and 2015. Mr. Weidman, a 46-year resident of Grayslake, is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and the College of Lake County. He is a Battalion Chief with the Grayslake Fire Department, and also serves as the Emergency Manager for the fire department. Mr. Weidman is also a Field Staff Instructor at the Illinois Fire Service Institute teaching hazardous materials courses. Mr. Weidman has three children attending Woodview, Grayslake Middle School and Grayslake Central High School.

Mr. Weidman serves on these Board committees: Policy

Training: Basics of Finance (2013), Basics of Governance (2013), Leadership Training/Performace Evaluation (2013), Open Meetings Act (2013)


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