Meet the BSD2 Board of Education

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Robert F. Laudadio—President

Service
Robert F. "Bob" Laudadio was re-elected to serve a two-year term in April 2023. The Board also voted to appoint him to serve as its President in May 2023. He was first elected to a four-year term on the Board in 2011, and was re-elected in 2015 and 2019. He also served as the Board's President from April 2015 to April 2021.

Family
Bob is married and has a daughter who attended BSD2 schools and graduated from Fenton High School

Occupation
Bob is Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for an elementary school district. His job is to assure that the physical facilities and grounds of the district are maintained in a condition of operating excellence. He manages a budget and supervises outside contractors. He also prepares specifications for bidding purposes for building construction, alterations, repairs and site improvement.

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Marisol Leyva—Vice President

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Marisol Leyva was elected to a four-year term in April 2021. The Board also voted to appoint her to serve as its Vice President in May 2023. She also served as Secretary from April 2021 to May 2023.

Family
Marisol and her husband, Juan Leyva, have two sons - a sixth grader at Blackhawk Middle School and a third grader at Tioga School.

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Marisol is a bilingual human resources professional. In her current role, she serves as a Human Resources Manager for the Village of Bensenville. She has also worked for a neighboring school district, which provided her with experience in schools with collective bargaining, school board governance, and the behind-the-scenes of school district administration.

Community Service & Affiliations
Marisol and her family have lived in the District for 12 years. She has served as a PTA board member at Tioga School, and is an active parishioner and volunteer at St. Alexis Parish in Bensenville.

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Jacqueline Dye—Secretary

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Jacqueline was elected to a four-year term in April 2023. The Board also voted to appoint her to serve as its Secretary in May 2023. She was first appointed to a two-year term on the Board in November 2021.  
 
Family
Jacqueline has three sons -- a 26-year-old who is a Fenton graduate, a 21-year-old who attended Tioga, Blackhawk and Fenton, and a 9-year-old who has attended both Tioga and Johnson Schools. 
 
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Jacqueline has more than 20 years of experience in education, having formerly served in preschool and middle school special education teaching positions. For the past 20 years, she has served as a mentor and counselor for youth ages 13-18.
  
Community Service & Affiliations: In 2019, Jacqueline and her husband founded Generation Next Empowerment, a non-profit organization that helps at-risk youth in Chicago complete their education, prepare for jobs, and - if necessary - secure housing.

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Lori Parthimos—Treasurer

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Lori Parthimos was elected to a four-year term in April 2021. The Board also voted to appoint her to serve as Treasurer in May 2023.

Family
Lori has two children who are eighth and sixth graders at Blackhawk Middle School.

Occupation
Lori has been a special education teacher for more than 20 years. She is also a certified Rainbows for All Children facilitator. She works with a variety of adults and students in establishing clear goals and expectations while maintaining flexibility and understanding. She also works in a variety of team and leadership capacities that strengthen her ability to approach each new situation with an open mind and the ability to provide membership from a multitude of vantage points.

Community Service & Affiliations
Lori has lived in District 2 for 10 years. She is a PTA volunteer and has run field day at Johnson for several years. She and her children participate in many different volunteer organizations within the community, such as Earth Day, Feed My Starving Children, and Phil’s Friends. She was a member of District 2's community engagement committee and assisted in the Community Dinners.   

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James Stoltman—Member

Service
James was elected to a four-year term in April 2023. He was first elected in 2019, and has served as the Board's vice president from May 2021 to May 2023. 

Family
James has three children -- a daughter who is an eighth grader at W.A. Johnson School, a daughter who is a junior at Fenton High School, and a son who went through District 2 schools and graduated from Fenton. 

Occupation
James currently works at Elgin Community College as the Senior Director of Technology Services. Prior to that, he was a union electrician (Local 134) for 20 years, 10 years as a foreman. He is a member of the Illinois Education Association and Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association, and served on the SSECCA board for two terms.  

Community Service & Affiliations
James is a lifelong Bensenville resident and a St. Charles Borromeo Church graduate and parishioner. He has been an involved parent and PTA volunteer in District 2 for many years. Also, he currently serves as Vice President of the Bensenville Rotary Club and as a Bensenville Police Commissioner.

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Victoria Gonzalez—Member

Service
Victoria  was elected to a four-year term on the Board in April 2023.

Family
Victoria has a son that will attend Blackhawk Middle School for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Occupation
Victoria is a homemaker. She has a degree in mortuary science with a minor in early childhood education, and she worked for corporate funeral homes before becoming a mother. She also worked as a teacher, substitute teacher, and tutor at Northstar Child Development Center, Chicago Public Schools, and Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago.  

Community Service & Affiliations
Victoria has lived in District 2 since 2021. She volunteers in District 2 as a Project CARE mentor, a member of the Blackhawk PTO, and a parent volunteer for the BMS band and jazz band programs. Victoria is also a member of the Bensenville-Wood Dale Rotary Club. 

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Anita Miller—Member

Service
Anita was elected to a four-year term on the Board in April 2023.

Family
Anita and her husband, Mike Miller, have four daughters. Two will attend Fenton High School for the 2023-2024 school year, and two will attend W.A. Johnson School. 

Occupation
Anita is an operations manager for newborn hearing screening at Hearing Screening Associates, overseeing thousands of screenings of newborns for hearing birth defects within 24 hours of their birth. As part of the company’s Leadership Team, she plays a critical role in the success of the business, making certain screeners are equipped to do their work within budget expectations. She also serves as the emergency coordinator for the company’s Chicagoland location, putting policies in place to ensure employees are safe.

Community Service & Affiliations
Anita and her family have lived in District 2 since 2019. She has served as the Cheer Coordinator for the Jr. Bison Board, and has volunteered with the Bensenville Boys and Girls Athletic Association.