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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

Elizabeth Lee-President

I moved into Winfield in 2007.  I am a teacher at a K – 8 district in neighboring Glen Ellyn. In addLiz Leeition to my undergraduate education from Illinois State University, I have earned a Masters in Educational Leadership, and also an endorsement in English Language Learning. Once my son began school in Winfield, I saw education from the opposite side; being a parent and community member rather than a teacher. Soon, I attended my first District 34 School Board meeting and immediately knew I wanted to become a school board member. I was appointed to the board in 2013 and have since been elected twice for additional terms. Using both my experiences as a teacher and my years of education; I bring an important understanding and strong ideas that our district can use when making decisions to best serve Winfield students.

Dave HempeDave Hempe-Vice-President

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.

Lynn Kammes-Secretary

I have lived in WinfielLynn Kammesd 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 minor in primary education.  After marriage, we raised two daughters who also attended Winfield School.  I ran for the school board when they were in the primary grades and continued until I “retired” after 20 years of service.  I served as secretary and vice president during my board tenure. I am now watching my two grandsons, and they are in classes at Winfield School (3rd generation!).  I have most of my life tied to Winfield School and came out of retirement after 6 years to join the board again in these hard economic times.  I am proud of our school and its staff and want to make this the best place to educate our children.  It is a great achievement to challenge students in their classes to want to become life long learners and be confident in their lives.

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!                                                                                                                                          

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.

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.