East Maine School District 63 Board of Education Members

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    All terms of office end in April of the year listed.
    Board of Education group email: Bd.of.Educ@emsd63.org
    Alexandra Brook, President
    Glenview • Board member since 2013
    Ms. Brook, a 6th - 8th grade Math Teacher at Chicago’s William P. Gray School, has lived in District 63 since 1999. She earned her BA in biology from the University of Chicago, and an MS in health systems management from Rush University. A former Washington Elementary PTO President and Girl Scout troop co-leader, Ms. Brook served on the District’s Wellness and Discipline Committees prior to her election to the Board. During her tenure on the Board, she has also served on the STEM and Insurance Committees, along with serving as a Board representative during EMEA negotiations. Two of Ms. Brook's children graduated from Gemini -- where her third child currently attends. Curent term of office ends 2021.

    Tom Simmons Tom Simmons, Vice President
    Glenview • Board member since 2007
    Mr. Simmons, Operations Manager for Union Ridge School District 86 in Harwood Heights and Owner of A&B Bus Service, attended Melzer and what was then Apollo Junior High. His five children attended Nelson, Washington, and Gemini. A lifelong District resident, Mr. Simmons volunteered for 18 years in the schools as a math and reading tutor before joining the Board; he has served on the District 63 Education Foundation Board since 2000. Formerly Senior Vice President for Cole Taylor Bank, Mr. Simmons attended Herbert V Prochnow Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Current term of office ends 2019.

    Katie Anderson
    Katie Anderson
    Morton Grove • Board member since 2018

    Appointed to the Board in October 2018, Ms. Anderson has lived in the District since 2015.  An active volunteer at her church and a past American Youth Soccer Organization Board member, she holds bachelor’s degrees in English and marriage, family, and human development from Brigham Young University. Ms. Anderson has three children – one who attends Melzer School.  Her appointment runs through April 2019, when the seat will be filled through local elections.

    Gluzkin Glenview • Board member since 2008

    A District resident since 1987, Mr. Gluzkin is Senior Manager, Offer Enablement for W.W. Grainger. He graduated from Maine East High School, and received his BA and MBA in marketing from DePaul University. Mr. Gluzkin participated in the Washington PTO, where his children attended school. Both children also attended Gemini, and now attend Maine East. Current term of office ends 2021.

    Kaczkowski Niles • Board member since 2007

    A District resident since 1988, Ms. Kaczkowski is the immediate past President of the Board. Her three children attended Melzer, Nelson, and Gemini. Ms. Kaczkowski is a former Technical Writer for G.D. Searle, Motorola, and Anderson Consulting, and holds a BS in computer science from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a minor in bioengineering; and a technical writing certificate from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She led the District’s successful effort to pass a referendum in 2004, and was an active member of the Nelson PTO. Ms. Kaczkowski has served on the District’s Financial Task Force, and on a range of District-wide committees, including Wellness, Technology, Discipline, and Strategic Design. Current term of office ends 2019.

    Sheila Urban Sheila Urban
    Niles • Board member since 2009
    A lifelong resident of District 63, Ms. Urban attended Oak (now closed) and Gemini. Her three children followed suit, attending Nelson and Gemini, although her two oldest children have now moved on to Maine East. Ms. Urban, who holds a BA and an MA in special education from Loyola University, is a Special Education Teacher for District 84.5’s Rhodes School in River Grove. An active PTO volunteer, she chaired various committees – including Golf Mill’s “My School is Cool” contest, which garnered Nelson $5,000. Ms. Urban is on the District's Insurance Committee and has served on D63's Technology Task Force and the East Maine Community Committee. She was previously the District’s representative to the former Low Incidence Cooperative Agreement (LICA), which served local hearing-impaired students. Current term of office ends 2021.

    Krystal Zec Krystal Zec
    Morton Grove • Board member since 2012

    A District resident since 2006, Mrs. Zec has two children at Nelson Elementary and one at Gemini. She is a Senior Manager at Marcum LLP, and earned her BS in accounting from DeVry Institute of Technology and an MA in taxation from DePaul University -- as well as holding a CPA license. Outside of work, Mrs. Zec stays active with the school, District, and community. She was formerly Nelson PTO president, produces the yearbook, and participates in other volunteer initiatives. Mrs. Zec also volunteers with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and the Niles Park District's Team Iceland and Ice Infinity Theater on Ice Team. Current term of office ends 2021.