Board Member Training

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. Below are the mandatory and non-mandatory training as well as development activities that were completed by each Board member.

Laurie Christophersen, Board President, Master Board Member
Elected: April 2009 Term expires: April 2021
Intro to Collective Bargaining 11/18/2011
PD Leadership Training/PERA 07/15/2014
Expectations (IASB) 09/04/2012
Starting Right (IASB) 07/17/2019
Superintendent Evaluation (IASB) 05/05/2016
Board Self Evaluation (IASB) 09/12/2020

Gretchen Leighliter, Vice-President
Elected: April 2017  Term expires: April 2021
Open Meetings Act Training 06/09/2017
PD Leadership Training/PERA 06/09/2017
Board Self Evaluation (IASB) 09/12/2020
The Basics of Governance (IASB) 06/10/2017
Starting Right (IASB) 07/17/2019

Nathan Karasek, Board Member
Elected: April 2018  Term expires: April 2023
Open Meetings Act Training 06/20/2018
PD Leadership Training/PERA 09/27/2020
Board Self Evaluation (IASB) 09/12/2020
Starting Right (IASB) 07/17/2019

Jeff Salgado Board Member
Elected: December 2020 Term expires: April 2021
Open Meeting Act Training
PD Leadership Training/PERA
Starting Right (IASB)

Kelly Sheehan, Secretary
Elected: April 2015 Term expires: April 2021
Open Meetings Act Training 07/06/2015
PD Leadership Training/PERA 07/06/2015
Starting Right (IASB) 07/17/2019
Superintendent Evaluation (IASB) 05/05/2016
Board Self Evaluation (IASB) 09/12/2020

Dawn Volkmar, Board Member
Elected: August 2020 Term expires: April 2021
Open Meetings Act Training 09/17/2020
PD Leadership Training/PERA 09/17/2020
Board Self Evaluation (IASB) 09/12/2020

Benny Yee, Board Member
Elected: April 2013 Term expires: April 2021
Open Meetings Act Training 05/2013
PD Leadership Training/PERA 05/2013
Starting Right (IASB) 08/12/2015
Superintendent Evaluation (IASB) 05/05/2016

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 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.

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