Development and Training Completed by Board Members

  • All Illinois school board 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.

Lisa Beth Szczupaj, BOE President

  • Elected: April 2017, April 2021; Term expires: April 2025

    Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)—06/09/2017

    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) (IASB)—06/09/2017

    • Performance-Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) (IASB)—06/09/2017

    • The Basics of Government (IASB)—06/10/2017

    Non-Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • Board Self Evaluation (IASB)—11/17/2017

    • Leading Leaders: the Job of the Board President (IASB)—11/17/2017

    • IASB Joint Annual Conference Workshops (IASB)—11/18‑19/2017; 11/16‑18/2018; 11/22/2019

    • IASB Virtual Summit—11/20/2020

    • Equity Event: What, Why & How of Equity Issues in Education—04/28/2018 

Frank J. Annerino, BOE Vice President

  • Elected: April 2017, April 2021; Term expires: April 2025

    Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)—06/09/2017

    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) (IASB)—06/09/2017

    • Performance-Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) (IASB)—06/09/2017

    • The Basics of Government (IASB)—06/10/2017

    Non-Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • Board Self Evaluation (IASB)—11/17/2017

    • IASB Joint Annual Conference Workshops (IASB)—11/18‑19/2017; 11/16‑18/2018; 11/22/2019

    • IASB Virtual Summit—11/20/2020
    • Equity Event: What, why & How of Equity Issues in Education—04/28/2018

    • Get Your Message Out: Your Role in Crafting an Effective Public Image—11/17/2017

    • The R Factor: How to Manage the One Thing You Control—11/17/2017

    • Improve Student Achievement: Exceptional Governance—11/16/2018

    • School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally—11/16/2018

    • School Finance for Board Members—11/22/2019

Samantha Ader, BOE Secretary

  • Elected: April 2019; Term expires: April 2024

    Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)—07/12/2019

    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) (IASB)—07/12/2019

    • Performance-Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) (IASB)—07/12/2019

    • The Basics of Government (IASB)—07/13/2019

    Non-Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • IASB Joint Annual Conference Workshops (IASB)—11/22/2019

Wenda Hunt

  • Elected: April 2019; Term expires: April 2024

    Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)—07/12/2019

    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) (IASB)—07/12/2019

    • Performance-Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) (IASB)—07/12/2019

    • The Basics of Government (IASB)—07/13/2019

    Non-Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • IASB Joint Annual Conference Workshops (IASB)—11/22/2019

    • IASB Virtual Summit—11/20/2020
    • School Finance for Board Members—11/22/2019

    • Balancing Effective Governance and Transparency—11/22/2019

    • Trends in Collective Bargaining (IASB)—01/25/2020

Zubair Khan

  • Elected: April 2015, April 2019; Term expires: April 2024

    Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)—05/15/2016

    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) (IASB)—11/20/2015

    • Performance-Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) (IASB)—11/20/2015

    • The Basics of Government (IASB)

    Non-Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • Board Self Evaluation (IASB)—08/24/2015, 11/17/2017

    • Pre-net FORUM History—08/12/2016

    • IASB Joint Annual Conference Workshops (IASB)—11/20‑22/2015; 11/18‑20/2016; 11/18‑19/2017; 11/16‑18/2018; 11/22/2019

    • Equity Event: What, Why & How of Equity Issues in Education—04/28/2018

    • Delegate Assembly—11/18/2016; 11/18/2017; 11/18/2018; 11/23/2019

    • IASB Delegate Assembly and Annual Business Meeting—11/14/2020

James Taylor

  • Elected: April 2021; Term expires: April 2025

    Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)—05/25/2021

    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) (IASB)—05/25/2021

    • Performance-Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) (IASB)—05/25/2021

    • The Basics of Governance (IASB)—05/25/2021

    Non-Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

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Anthony Wang

  • Elected: April 2017, April 2021; Term expires: April 2025

    Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)—06/09/2017

    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) (IASB)—06/09/2017

    • Performance-Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) (IASB)—06/09/2017

    • The Basics of Government (IASB)—06/10/2017

    Non-Mandatory Development & Training Activity (Provider)

    • Board Self Evaluation (IASB)—11/17/2017

    • IASB Joint Annual Conference Workshops (IASB)—11/18‑19/2017; 11/16‑18/2018; 11/22/2019

  • 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 school boards 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.