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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

Bob Brown - President

Bob BrownI have lived in Winfield since 1993.  I was first elected to the School Board in 1999, and held the position of Secretary from 2001-13.  I was elected to the position of President in April 2013.  I am married with 4 children, aged 22, 18, 11, 8(oldest two went through our district, youngest two are in 5th and 3rd grade). I am the Supervisor of Operations at Harper College in Palatine.  I have also been the Cub Scout Leader, Winfield Pack 575 2001-2006 and 2008-2013, and the Boy Scout Leader, Winfield Troop 575 2013-current.  I have also run marathons to raise money for World Vision since 2009.

Elizabeth Lee-Vice-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.

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.

Donna Bartlett

I have been a resident of Winfield for over 14 years.  I have 2 sons that are both in Winfield school - 1 in the middle school and the other in tDonna Bartletthe Primary building.   I was elected to the board in April 2011 and am currently the President of the Winfield Education Foundation.  I also serve on the teacher evaluation committee and the discipline committee.  I work at Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital in Naperville as the School Liaison.  I help middle school thru high school adolescents transition back to their school after being hospitalized for social/emotional issues.  I enjoy working with adolescents and have been doing so for over 17 years now in some capacity.  I have my Masters degree in Education (from National Louis University) and my Bachelor degree in Criminal/Social Justice (from Lewis University).  I am currently on the  Board of Directors for Jane Adams High School which is a Charter school in Chicago and am also on the Work Force Board in Lisle.  I chose to run for the school board because I want to have a voice in what happens in our school and community. 

Matthew Tibble

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!                                                                                                                                          

Premalatha MonyPrem Mony
As a resident of Winfield from 2005, I was elected to the board in April 2015. From a professional perspective, I am an Occupational Therapist, currently employed as the Manager of Rehab Services at Advocate Good Samaritan hospital in Downers Grove. Educationally, my Masters is in Organizational Leadership (Lewis University) and PhD in Values Driven Leadership (Benedictine university). I also serve as the National Malcolm Baldrige Examiner from 2012. I am hoping my knowledge and skills would be an asset, while I serve the board, school and community. From a personal perspective, I have 2 children: my daughter graduated from Winfield middle school, and my son is currently at the elementary school. As a parent, I am proud of the school district’s excellent contribution to both my children’s education and future. 

Brianne Willix
I moved Brianne Willixto Winfield in 2014 with my husband Rich and 2 girls who attend Winfield School.  After graduating from Elmhurst College with my degree in elementary education, I began teaching first and second grade in Plainfield Consolidated School District 202 for 6 years.  While teaching, I also obtained my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.  Once my youngest daughter was born, I decided to become a stay at home mom.  Now that both of my children are of school age, I enjoy helping out in the classroom as a room parent, shelving books in the library, and volunteering for various activities with the PTO.  When I’m not volunteering around the school, I enjoy playing volleyball and running.  This October, I plan to complete my third consecutive Chicago Marathon.  I am fortunate to become a part of the school board in hopes to take my background knowledge of the classroom and tie it to the goals of the school and community.  I’m looking forward to working with my fellow board members who demonstrate their passion for Winfield School. 

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, Matt Tibble and Premalatha Mony completed 3 LeaderShop workshops in 2015,  including The Basics of Governance.  Brianne Willix completed 3 LeaderShop workshops in 2017,  including The Basics of Governance.