Board Members

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Natalie Jachtorowycz (President)

Natalie and her husband have lived in Glenview for 10 years. They have two school-aged children. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Saint Thomas (Saint Paul, Minnesota) in political science and a law degree from DePaul University. As an attorney, Natalie worked in the field of intellectual property. She also has worked extensively as a volunteer within and beyond District 34. She currently is a member of the D34 Student Services Council (SSC, formerly SNAP). She was elected to the Board in 2015 and re-elected in 2019.

Jim Baumstark (Vice President)

Jim has lived in Glenview since 2001 and has two children that are recent graduates of District 34. In the midst of his second career, Jim teaches math and economics at a local high school. Before then, he spent over 20 years as an actuary, investment consultant, and finance professional in various capacities - his most recent position being vice president of finance and capital management at Allstate Insurance. Jim was an 8-year board member and former Treasurer and Chair of the Glenview Education Foundation, and currently serves as Treasurer for 2 local non-profit organizations. Jim earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree from Brown University.  He was elected to the Board in 2017.
 

John Heggie

John has been a Glenview resident for 10 years and is the owner of Edward and Lee LLC, a company that markets insurance programs to independent insurance agencies across the country. He has a background in engineering and risk management. John attended the John Marshall School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Since moving to Glenview, he has coached youth tee-ball, participated in Our Lady of Perpetual Help's Be-Friend-A-Family program and has been active in his children's nursery school community. He was elected to the Board in 2015 and re-elected in 2019.

Katie Jones

Katie has resided in Glenview since 2013, and has two daughters who are future District 34 students. She taught consumer education, child development, and culinary arts at Glenbrook North High School for 11 years before choosing to become a stay-at-home mom. She is now a volunteer consultant with the non-profit Credit Awareness Resistance Education (CARE) program that teaches high school students about managing personal finances. She earned two Master's degrees from National Louis University: Educational Leadership with Administrative Type 75 Certification, and Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English Language Learners. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Family and Individual Development from Northern Illinois University. She was elected to the Board in 2017.

Mike Korman

Mike and his wife moved to Glenview for the second time in 2017. They have one school-age daughter. Mike also serves as an appointed member of the Village of Glenview Plan Commission. A retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9) Seabee, Mike is a veteran of four combat tours and is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and numerous other personal, unit, campaign and service awards. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a construction professional and consultant for large retail brands. He was elected to the board in 2019.

Scott Nelson

Scott has been a resident of Glenview since 2008, and has three children who graduated from District 34. He has held many positions with the Glenview Education Foundation, including chair, and has served on the Citizens Financial Advisory Committee since 2017. Scott also is a youth mentor for Youth Services and has been an AYSO coach in Chicago and Glenview. Scott holds a degree in political science from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. He is a full member of the Chicago Board of Trade and is currently an independent commodity trader. He was elected to the board in 2019.

Diane Stefani

Diane moved to Glenview in 2003 and has two children. Prior to joining the Board, she served as the Liaison to the Board of Education for the Westbrook/Glen Grove PTA.  Diane graduated from Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Illinois College of Law.  She currently is an attorney in private practice, and has defended schools in civil litigation.  During her career, she has served as in-house counsel, led a group of attorneys advising a large-not-for-profit, and was a partner at a Chicago law firm focusing on the defense of complex claims. She was elected to the Board in 2017.



Development & Training Completed by Board Members

All Illinois Board of Education members must receive training in professional development leadership (P.A. 97-8) and the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 97-504). Mandatory training will also be required after the new teacher evaluation requirements are implemented in each school district. For additional information, see Board policy 2:120, Board Member Development.

The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member. When the training was provided by the Illinois Association of School Boards, the acronym "IASB" follows the listed activity.
The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the Illinois public schools through local citizen control. Although not a part of State government, IASB is organized by member Board of Educations as a private not-for-profit corporation under authority granted by Article 23 of the School Code. The mission of the IASB is excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.
For more information regarding IASB and its programs visit www.iasb.com.
 

The District 34 Board of Education Welcomes Community Participation at Meetings

Board of Education meeting agendas include opportunities for community participation. To ensure all voices are heard and that meetings follow Board policy (Policy 2:230), the following procedures for public comment are followed:

  1. Members of the community who wish to address the Board during community participation should complete a comment card and give it to Director of Communications & Strategic Planning Cathy Kedjidjian.

  2. The Board President will call community members forward. Speakers are asked to introduce themselves and describe their relationship with the District (e.g., “Parent of children who attend Westbrook and Glen Grove,” or “Community member with no children in District 34 schools.”). Speakers are asked to use the provided microphone (when available) so all Board and audience members can hear comments.

  3. The Board may limit each individual’s comment period to three minutes in order to allow everyone an opportunity to be heard. A timer will be used; when time is up, speakers are asked to do their best to finish comments quickly. 

  4. An individual can comment once during each community participation period.

  5. The Board is in “listening mode” during this time. Board members may offer quick answers when possible. In most cases, the Board will note the questions and comments, and the Board or administration will follow up with answers either via email or by posting information online, if appropriate.

  6. A brief summary of comments and names of those who speak will be included in Board Briefs, the meeting summary newsletter sent to the community.