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TrueNorth Acknowledges Leadership Council During National School Board Recognition Month

January 2023

In honor of National School Board Recognition Month, we would like to acknowledge TrueNorth’s Leadership Council and their contributions to our district and our member districts! 

“We’re grateful for the extra time and care that our Leadership Council members put in during a regular school year,” said TrueNorth 804 Superintendent Dr. Kurt A. Schneider. “It is an honor to collaborate with a representative from each of our member districts to ensure student, staff, and community success.”

TrueNorth's Leadership Council includes an elected member from each district, who also serves on their district's board of directors. In addition, three Member District Superintendents serve on the Leadership Council. In this way, TrueNorth ensures that every Member District is represented, with a total of 21 members on the council. Learn more about the Leadership Council here.

Thank you to each of our Leadership Council members!


Front row:

Mara Silver-Schack, Northbrook District 28

Natalie Jachtorowycz, Glenview School District 34

Dr. Kurt A. Schneider, Superintendent, TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804

Lisa Hirsh, North Shore School District 112

Maxie Clarke, The Winnetka Public Schools District 36 


Back row:

Bruce Doughty, Glenbrook High School District 225

Kate Donegan, Superintendent, Kenilworth School District 38

Jodi Shapira, Township High School District 113

Adelbert Spaan, Sunset Ridge School District 29

Amy Connell-Donohue, Lake Bluff School District 65

Kelly Jakymiw, Deerfield Public Schools District 109

Dev Mukherjee, Glencoe District 35


Not pictured:

Allison Bowman, Bannockburn School District 106 

Melissa Copeland, Northbrook School District 27

Avik Das, New Trier High School District 203

Dr. Dane Delli, Superintendent, Glenview School District 34

Dr. Lisa Leali, Superintendent, Lake Bluff School District 65

Dr. Lisa Metzger-Mugg, Kenilworth School District 38

Ammar Rizki, Northbrook/Glenview School District 30

Suzanne Sands, Lake Forest Elementary School District 67

Dr. Allison Slade, West Northfield School District 31

Dr. John Venson, Lake Forest High School District 115