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MEET THE BOARD
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 from 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!
I have 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.
My husband Dan and I moved to Winfield from Wheaton in 2009 and had our first child Thomas in 2013, followed by our daughter Nora in 2018. One of the main reasons we decided to stay in Winfield to raise our family was due to the highly reputable school district and the small town atmosphere. I was raised in neighboring district 200, and it was a wonderful experience but it also makes me appreciate the closeness and small class sizes of our district.
I graduated a semester early from Wheaton North, and married my husband the spring of what would have been my senior year in 2003. I enrolled in a technical school to be come a mail technician and worked in various salons until 2016. While I was working I decided to go back to school and completed my prerequisites at College of DuPage in 2012. While I was there I served as the editor for the school’s literary magazine The Prairie Light Review, and developed a deep love of literature which carried over into graduating with my Bachelors of Art in English from University of Illinois Springfield in the spring of 2017.
In 2019 I started my own business making girls hair bows and have enjoyed being able to turn my hobby into something lucrative.
I look forward to serving our students and community in my position as a board member.
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.
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.
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.
BOARD MEETING VIDEOS
Video recordings from Board of Education Open Meeting Sessions