Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

January 3, 2023 Committee of the Whole Meeting

The Board of Education provides a "Board Meeting Summary" after each Board meeting. The summary includes a brief description of the main topics and action items. These summaries are not meant to replace minutes. The minutes for each meeting are approved and posted after the next regularly scheduled meeting. We hope these summaries provide some basic information and context around the reports, presentations and action items. For the full packet of information including presentations and reports, Click Here

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PLEASE NOTE: This meeting was live streamed, but not recorded for viewing later at the request of the presenter.

In Attendance

President Dr. Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Julie Hill, Dr. Chris Martelli, Tayyaba Syed. Ted Estes was absent.

Student Board Member: Elizabeth Bredfeldt


Superintendent Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski introduced special guest Neuroscientist Dr. Terry Wu. Dr. Wu presented “The Science of Us vs. Them.” The presentation was live streamed, but not recorded by the request of Dr. Wu.

Over two million people have learned the Neuroscience of Human Decisions from Dr. Wu. He earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and has a 35-year career in neuroscience. He studies how to apply neuroscience to strengthen leadership. His research into the Neuroscience of Leadership has uncovered many highly unique and valuable insights. Those insights empower leaders to make their leadership more predictable and successful.

CLICK HERE for a summary of the presentation provided by Dr. Wu.

Public Participation



• Thursday, January 5, 2023, Special Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Central Services Office

• Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Regular Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hadley Jr. High School

• Tuesday, February 21, 2023, Regular Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hadley Jr. High School