Meet Your Board of Education

  • Board of Education memebers  


    Lisa Szczupaj Lisa Szczupaj, President

    Elected: April 2017

    Current Term Expires: April 2021

    E-mail*: SzczupaL@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3208

    Lisa 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 Plum Grove Junior High School and their oldest attends Fremd High School. They have enjoyed living in District 15 for 13 years.


    Frank Annerino Frank J. Annerino, Vice President

    Elected: April 2017

    Current Term Expires: April 2021

    E-mail*AnnerinF1@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3208

    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 23 years—12 years in Rolling Meadows and 11 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.


    Anthony Wang Anthony Wang, Secretary

    Elected: April 2017

    Current Term Expires: April 2021

    E-mail*: WangA1@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3208

    Anthony Wang, M.Ed., is a father of four children who reside in the Lake Louise/Winston Park neighborhood. He has worked in higher education for eight years, four of those being in a management capacity assisting with personnel development, hiring and budgeting. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance and a Master’s in Education from Abilene Christian University. Anthony has volunteered his time with Junior Achievement and the Palatine Jaycees.


    Samantha Ader Samantha Ader

    Elected: April 2019

    Current Term Expires: April 2024

    E-mail*AderS@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3208

    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 daughter.


    Wenda Hunt Wenda Hunt

    Elected: April 2019

    Current Term Expires: April 2024

    E-mail*: HuntW@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3208

    Wenda Hunt, PharmD, BCPS currently serves as Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Oncology at Advocate Good Shepherd. She 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 worked with the Chicago Dream Center. She has lived in Palatine for 19 years with her husband Wesley and her 3 sons, Wesley Jr, Warren, and Ethan.


    Zubair Khan Zubair Khan

    Elected: April 2015, April 2019

    Current Term Expires: April 2024

    E-mail*: KhanZ2@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3208

    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 as the chairman of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s Diversity Committee, and as both a board member and Treasurer of the Muslim Bar Association. Zubair has been a District 15 resident for 30 years. He and his wife, Aisha, have three children who are or soon will be attending District 15 schools: Arman, Aliya, and Amina.


    Mike Smolka Michael Smolka

    Elected: April 2017

    Current Term Expires: April 2021

    E-mail*: SmolkaM@ccsd15.net

    Phone: 847-963-3208

    Michael Smolka is the principal attorney at Smolka Law Group in Palatine. He holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing with a minor in Management from Chicago State University, as well as, an MBA in Integrated Marketing Communication from Roosevelt University and a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School. Michael is active in the Palatine Park District serving as a coach for youth basketball, soccer, and baseball. He also serves on the Board for Palatine Youth Baseball/Softball.

    Michael is a 22-year resident of District 15. He currently resides with his son, who attends Lincoln Elementary School, in the northeast portion of the school district.


    Updated April 2019

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