Board of Education

An update from Barrington 220: May 1, 2019

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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

At the April 30 special Board meeting, the Barrington 220 community said goodbye to outgoing Board members Brian Battle and Joe Ruffolo, who are both retiring after many years of service.


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...

The new Barrington 220 Board of Education!

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(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.