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Public Participation at a Board Meeting

We request members of the community who wish to provide public commentary at a board meeting, complete a Public Comment Request card and limit their comments to three minutes.  Questions will be referred to the appropriate administrator who will respond within the week or as soon as time permits.    Thank you

Meet the Board


Dave Hempe-PresidentDave Hempe

I am a 30 year resident of Winfield, formerly of Glen Ellyn.  Married ( Sue) with 2 children (Kayla and Amanda) Both children attended Winfield Elementary and graduated from Community High School in West Chicago.

I served on the Board of Ed for District 34 from 2005 to 2017, the last six years as Vice President. During that time the district went through many changes including 3 Superintendents, 3 Principals, and the growth of technology, to name a few.  But the one constant has been the emphasis on engaging our students to be respectful of each other and become lifelong learners. I have also served on the Winfield Education Foundation as a Board member, Past president, and member at large since 2005.  The Foundation exists to enable and provide resources for enriching the learning experience in Winfield.

In 2018 joined VIPS (Volunteer in Police Services) here in Winfield to help out with different events around town.  Recently I retired from Ecolab having spent 9 years there and 30 years with Coca Cola Bottling in the Chicago area.

I received my Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign.

I lived in Winfield frMatt Tibbleom 1978 to 1999 and then moved back in 2008.  I am married to Eileen Tibble (the best wife and mom ever) and we have three children enrolled in Winfield School District 34.  I obtained my undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from DePaul University in 1999 and was certified to teach History, Social Sciences and English at both the high school and middle school levels.  During college, I attended a foreign study program in Leuven, Belgium that focused on the development of the European Union.  Following my undergraduate graduation, I taught for a short period and then went back to school to obtain my juris doctorate from DePaul University College of Law.  While in law school, I was selected to participate in an exchange program with the University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland.  The course work at University College Dublin focused on Irish and European Union law.  I graduated cum laude from DePaul University College of Law in 2004 and have been in private practice as an attorney since that time.  I am glad to have this opportunity to give my time to a school from which my family receives so much, and I am grateful to work alongside of such a great staff and fellow board members.  GO TIGERS!   


Lynn Kammes-Secretary

I Lynn Kammeshave lived in Winfield since I was 4 ½ and attended Winfield School.  After graduation from West Chicago High School I spent my college years at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in primary education. I am married to Gary Kammes of Carol Stream. Our 2 daughters, Jennifer & Amanda, attended Winfield School and West Chicago High School also. I ran for Winfield school board in 1987 and "retired" in 2007 after 20 years. I served as Secretary and Vice President during my board tenure. When Amanda, her husband Dan Janowick, and their 2 sons moved back to Winfield, I decided to return to the board in 2013 and am currently Secretary of the Board. The changes that have occurred in education during this time have been enormous with the addition of technology and the internet. This is "not grandma's school" anymore! I am proud of our school and its staff and want to make this the best place to live and educate our children.  Our students of today are our future. It is a great achievement to challenge students and give them a solid base to build on as they continue on their educational path to becoming lifelong learners and confident community leaders.


Norm BothwellNorm Bothwell
I grew up in Lombard and attended Glenbard East High School 1990-1994. I am married to Laura Bothwell (Montini, '94), who is currently the PTO President, and we moved to Winfield in 2012. We have two young daughters enrolled in Winfield District 34. I went to College of DuPage and DePaul and I currently lead a team of Business Development Reps at a software company in the north suburbs. My family considers ourselves extremely fortunate to be part of Winfield Primary and District 34 and we actively participate in the school and Park District activities. I am excited to be able to contribute my time to a school and community that gives our kids so much and I'm grateful for the opportunity to work alongside a great staff!


Annie DragoshAnnie Federici Dragosh

My name is Anne Dragosh and I’ve been a resident of Winfield since 2009. I proudly served on the Winfield BOE from 2011-2015 and am returning for a 4 year term that will run from 2019-2023. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications in 1997 from Illinois State University and worked in a corporate management role until 2009 when I returned to school to become a teacher. I earned my Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University in 2012 and began working as a special education teacher at West Chicago Community High School that same year. I am now the Special Education Vocational Coordinator and Transition Specialist at WeGo and in 2016 returned to Illinois State University  to obtain my Secondary Transition Specialist endorsement. As a believer in life long learning, I plan to pursue additional educational endorsements in the near future. In my spare time I am a Girl Scout leader, PTO volunteer, baker, community theatre enthusiast and occasional community theatre c participant. I live with my husband Ron, daughter Paige, and “humongo doggos” Rey & Finn. I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve our wonderful community.

Alisa WolfeAlisa Wolfe
Hi! My name is Alisa Wolfe and I have been a Winfield Resident for over 30 years. I was blessed to attended District 34 from Kindergarten through 8th grade. I married the love of my life and have two amazing children and two amazing step children. I truly love our blended family. Our daughter graduated from District 34 in 2020 and our son is currently attending Winfield Primary. I began my professional career in Business Management for a fortune 500 company and have held various corporate positions throughout last 16 years. I am excited to share my prior and current work experiences and know the skills I have developed will contribute to the success of Winfield District 34. I have built strong ties, memories and best friends that were developed in Winfield and appreciate the opportunity to give back to a wonderful school system that has shaped me into who I am today.

Manuel FigueroaManuel Figueroa 

I have lived in Winfield for the last 10 years since I moved to the Chicagoland area for a great job opportunity at the Research Center of a supermajor energy and petrochemical company in Naperville.  Before that we were living in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

We are blessed to have chosen this town to live and the main reason we have stayed here is this great school.  I am married to Maria Pagan and we have 3 boys. My oldest son is graduating in June 2022. The other 2 boys are just starting Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten.

I am a professional mechanical engineer. I got my bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus, and also have a Master in Business Administration.

Before joining the Board I have also volunteered with the school’s Science Olympiads program and anytime there is an opportunity for me to help.  I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and to encourage students to pursue STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers.       

I am glad to have the opportunity to serve the community as a Board Member for the school.  We are going to work hard together with all the staff and my colleagues to continue guaranteeing Winfield families an excellent education.

Strategic Planning

To view the  Strategic Plan that was approved by the Board of Education on February 23, 2015,  click here.

To view the documents for Strategic Planning development process documents click here.

To view the Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats  (SWOT) documents developed during Strategic Planning click here.

Strategic Plan 2011 - 2016

Strategic Plan 2005 - 2010

Mandatory Board Training

Winfield School District Board of Education members:  Elizabeth Lee and Lynn Kammes have completed the four hours Mandatory Board Member Training on: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR BOARD MEMBERS (Education and Labor Law, Financial Oversight and Accountability, Fiduciary Responsibilities) and PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REFORM ACT (Training on PERA Evaluations and Dismissals).

Donna Bartlett and Matt Tibble completed 3 LeaderShop workshops in 2015,  including The Basics of Governance. 

Norm Bothwell, Anne Dragosh and Dave Hempe completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act Training for School Board Members, as well as Open Meetings Act Training for School Board Members in 2019.