Board of Education
An update from Barrington 220: May 1, 2019
Two new Board members sworn into office
At a special Board of Education meeting on April 30, two new Barrington 220 Board of Education members and one re-elected Board member were sworn in to office. New members Barry Altshuler and Leah Collister-Lazzari, as well as returning member Angela Wilcox, will all serve four-year terms on the Board.
Altshuler has lived in the Barrington community for more than 30 years. He has five children, who all went through the Barrington 220 school system. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (B.A. Chemistry) and Northwestern University Medical School. Altshuler has worked as a pediatrician in the area for more than 30 years.
Collister-Lazzari has lived in the Barrington community for 17 years. She has three children. Two are currently enrolled at BHS and one is a BHS graduate. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (B.S. Marketing) and the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Collister-Lazzari now works as an attorney and real estate broker.
Board says goodbye to two longtime members
Ruffolo served on the Board from 2011-2019. Battle served on the Board from 2003-2019, serving as Board President from 2007-2019. During their time on the Board, Barrington 220 received 7 of 9 National Blue Ribbon Awards, added nearly a dozen innovative district programs, and is now one of just 84 school districts nationwide to have a AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor's.
The Board room in the new District Administrative Center at 515 West Main Street will be named in Brian Battle's honor, "The Brian Battle Board Room".
Board members past and present gathered to say goodbye...
Bottom: Brian Battle, Sandra Bradford
Top: Jeff Church, Jeff Nordquist, Barry Altshuler, Sam Oliver
Bottom: Mike Shackleton, Joe Ruffolo, Penny Kazmier
Top: Chris Geier, Wendy Farley, Jeanne Hanson
Bottom: Angela Wilcox, Gavin Newman
Top: Cara Richardson, Tim Hull, Leah Collister-Lazzari
The new Barrington 220 Board of Education!
(From left to right: Sandra Bradford, Mike Shackleton, Penny Kazmier, Barry Altshuler, Leah Collister-Lazzari, Angela Wilcox, Gavin Newman)
At the April 30 meeting, the Board selected Penny Kazmier to serve as the new Board President. Kazmier has been on the Board of the Education since 2005, previously serving as Vice-President. Sandra Bradford will serve as the new Vice President and Angela Wilcox will serve as the new Secretary.