Meet Your Board of Education

  •  May 3 2021 Organizational Meeting Board Members


    Lisa Szczupaj Lisa Beth Szczupaj, President

    Elected: April 2017, April 2021

    Current Term Expires: April 2025

    E-mail*: SzczupaL@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3210

    Lisa Beth Szczupaj (shoe-pie) is a business professional employed by the Sika Corporation and an active volunteer in the District 15 community. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an MBA from DePaul University with dual concentrations in Change Management and International Business.

    Lisa and her husband, Jim, have two sons. Their youngest attends Fremd High School and their oldest attends Purdue University. They have enjoyed living in District 15 for 15 years.


    Frank Annerino Frank J. Annerino, Vice President

    Elected: April 2017, April 2021

    Current Term Expires: April 2025

    E-mail*AnnerinF1@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3210

    Frank Annerino is a business consultant specializing in product development. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has lived in District 15 for 26 years—12 years in Rolling Meadows and 14 years in Palatine. Frank and his wife, Trina, have four children all of which are attending, or have attended, District 15 schools. He volunteers as a religious education teacher at St. Theresa Catholic Church, where he also is a member of the Knights of Columbus, a charitable organization which helps people with intellectual disabilities, among other endeavors.


    Samantha Ader Samantha Bray Ader, Secretary

    Elected: April 2019

    Current Term Expires: April 2023

    E-mail*AderS@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3210

    Samantha Ader is an education nonprofit professional and currently serves as Director of Operations at Latinos for Education. Samantha brings over a decade of experience in nonprofit management, marketing, and fundraising, primarily in organizations focused on educational equity. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University in Communication and Culture and resides in Hoffman Estates with her husband and daughters.


    Wenda Hunt Wenda Hunt

    Elected: April 2019

    Current Term Expires: April 2023

    E-mail*: HuntW@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3210

    Wenda Hunt, PharmD, BCPS holds a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from UIC College of Pharmacy. She has volunteered for over 20 years serving in her church, with various community health fairs/programs, TB testing for the Palatine Fire Department, CERT, and with the Chicago Dream Center. She has lived in Palatine for 19 years with her husband Wesley and her three sons. 


    Zubair Khan Zubair Khan

    Elected: April 2015, April 2019

    Current Term Expires: April 2023

    E-mail*: KhanZ2@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3210

    Zubair Khan is a partner at the law firm of Trivedi & Khan. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Philosophy from Northwestern University and a Law Degree from University of Michigan Law School. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (Arlington Heights, IL) and as the Treasurer of the Muslim Bar Association. Zubair is also on the Board of Trustees for Northwest Suburban College (Rolling Meadows, IL).
     
    Zubair has been a District 15 resident for over 30 years. He and his wife, Aisha, have three children who are or were District 15 students: Arman, Aliya, and Amina. 
     

    James TaylorJames Taylor

    Elected: April 2021

    Current Term Expires: April 2025

    E-mail*: TaylorJ1@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3210

    James Taylor, OTR/L is a school-based occupational therapist working at Exceptional Learners Collaborative. He has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 15 years working in Early childhood through Middle School specializing in students with autism, sensory processing difficulties, and behavior challenges. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Concordia University and a Master's in Occupational Therapy from Governors State University. James is married with three children and lives in the Lake Louise neighborhood. His daughter is in the MILE program at Gray M. Sanborn. James is also the Cub Master for his son's Cub Scout Pack at St. Mary's Parish in Buffalo Grove and loves spending time watching his kids play baseball and soccer. 


    Anthony WangAnthony Wang

    Elected: April 2017, April 2021

    Current Term Expires: April 2025

    E-mail*: WangA1@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3210

    Anthony Wang, M.Ed., is a father of five children who reside in the Lake Louise/Winston Park neighborhood. His youngest daughter Olivia attends Conyers Learning Academy. He has worked in higher education for twelve years, six of those being in a management capacity assisting with personnel coaching, program development, hiring and budgeting. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance and a Master’s in Education from Abilene Christian University. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering in the community.


    Updated May 2021

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