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Doug Purcell, President

Name: Doug Purcell
First Elected/Appointed: April 2011
Current Term Expires: April 2019
Occupation: Financial Advisor
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name:  Joann
Number of Children:  3
Educational Background: BS – University of Illinois; JD – DePaul University College of Law
Current Committee Appointments/Assignments: Legislative Committee (Ex Officio); SASED Representative

 

Elizabeth Sigale, Member
Elizabeth Sigale, Vice President

Name: Elizabeth Sigale
First Elected/Appointed: April 2015
Current Term Expires: April 2019
Occupation:  Marketing Strategy Consultant
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name:  Keith Sigale
Number of Children:  3
Educational Background: BA in History and Political Science, University of Illinois; MBA, University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business
Current Committee Appointments/Assignments: Policy Committee; Meet & Confer Strategic Plan Committee, Co-Chair
Community Involvement: PTA District Council Author’s Fest Chairperson (current); PTA District Council Vice President

Name: Greg Harris
First Elected/Appointed: April 2017
Current Term Expires: April 2021
Occupation: School District Administrator (not District 58)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Belinda
Number of Children: 3 (Isabel, Violet and Finian)
Educational Background: BA, History – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MA, School Administration – Concordia University; and Ed.D., Educational Leadership – Roosevelt University
Current Committee Appointments/Assignments: Policy Committee (Chair), Insurance Committee Liaison
Community Involvement: Parishioner of St. Joseph Church

Name: Darren Hughes
First Elected/Appointed: April 2017
Current Term Expires: April 2021
Occupation: Technology Executive and Business Consultant
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Laura
Number of Children: 2
Educational Background: BS in Computer Science and Engineering, Illinois State University
Current Committee Appointments/Assignments: Financial Advisory Committee

John Miller, Member
John Miller, Member

Name: John Miller
First Elected/Appointed: October 26, 2009
Current Term Expires: April 2019
Occupation: Director Department of Finance – American Academy of Pediatrics
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Michelle
Number of Children: 3
Educational Background: BS – University of Illinois at Chicago – Accounting; CPA
Current Committee Appointments/Assignments: Financial Advisory Committee, Chair
Past Committee Appointments/Assignments: 2009-2013 Policy Committee (Chair 2011-2013); SASED, Alternate Rep; Legislative Committee (Chair)
Community Involvement: U.S. Navy – 21 years

Name: Jill Samonte
First Elected/Appointed: April 2017
Current Term Expires: April 2021
Occupation: Community Outreach Advocate
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Pete Piry
Number of Children: 4 (plus 3 grown stepchildren)
Educational Background: BS in Psychology – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MS in Counseling Psychology – Benedictine University; MPA in Disaster and Emergency Management – Metropolitan College of NY
Current Committee Appointments/Assignments: Meet & Confer Strategic Plan Committee, Legislative Committee
Community Involvement: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church – piano accompanist to the Cherub Choir and a Wellness Council member

Name: Beth Taylor
First Elected/Appointed: April 2017
Current Term Expires: April 2021
Occupation: Retired Teacher
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: James Taylor
Number of Children: 2
Educational Background: Undergraduate Degree, Special Education and Elementary Education – Illinois State University; Master’s Degree, Curriculum and Instruction – National Louis University; Master’s Degree, Administration – Aurora University
Current Committee Appointments/Assignments: Legislative Committee, IASB Representative, LEND Representative, Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 and SASED Alternate
Past Committee Appointments/Assignments: While teaching, she served on several curriculum committees.
Community Involvement: Volunteers for a multiple sclerosis foundation, two senior assisted living homes and as a tutor