Emmons School Board of Education
Board of Education Legacy Statements
School District Philosophy
The Board of Education adopted the following mission statement at the January 22, 2015 meeting:
Working together we educate, nurture and grow our students for a successful future.
This statement guides the actions of all members of the Emmons Community – staff, students, parents, Board, and administration. It is the foundation of the Emmons Board of Education Belief Statements.
Core Values and Belief Statements
Students and Learning
We believe that:
Teachers and Teaching
We believe that:
School and Community
We believe that:
Board of Education Members
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Laurie Christophersen - President
Laurie has lived in the district for 38 years and has served on the Board since 2009. She graduated from Antioch Township High School in 1967. Laurie is retired after working for 35 years as a Medical Practice Administrator for Ravinia Associates in Internal Medicine Ltd. Her past volunteer activities include: Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent of Sunday School for the Antioch Methodist Church, Staff/Parish Relations Committee, Administrative Board, Newsletter Editor, and AUMC. She has also been a PDO Board Member, Emmons PTO volunteer, and past president of the Lake County Medical Office Managers Group.
Laurie’s son, Keith, graduated from Emmons in 1987, her daughter Rebecca graduated from Emmons in 1990. Her two grandsons, Keegan and Liam also attended Emmons.
Nancy Scarpelli - Vice President
Nancy has lived in the district since 2013 and has served on the Board since May 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing from NIU and has spent the past 16 years working primarily in critical care and oncology.
She is also an active volunteer at Emmons, with Open Arms Mission and MOPS.
She and her husband, Tadd, have a daughter and son who both attend Emmons.
Kelly Sheehan - Secretary
Kelly Sheehan is an Antioch native who grew up within walking distance from Emmons. She is married with three children, who all attend the school. Kelly is heavily involved with the local community and volunteers for a number of organizations; The Emmons PTO, Antioch Viking Football, Antioch Youth Little League, St. Peter’s Church and Ronald McDonald’s Children’s Charities.
When she isn’t running a marathon, pulling together some kind of fundraising event or chasing around her children, she doubles as a Budgets and Contracts Manager for the Healthcare industry, where her career has spanned more than a decade.
Kelly is a graduate of St. Peters, in Antioch, Antioch High School and the University of Iowa where she received her BA in journalism.
An Antioch resident for thirteen years, Renee and her husband Eric have two sons who graduated from Emmons in 2010 and 2015, and a son and a daughter currently enrolled at Emmons. Renee is the Fine Arts Department Chair at Grayslake Central High School and completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in 2015.
Paula and her husband, Scott, have one child, Landon who graduated from Emmons Class of 2015.
Information coming soon.
Joyce West has lived in Antioch with her husband and two boys since 2011. They moved into the Emmons district in February of 2012. She is a Bilingual National Board certified teacher for Early and Middle Childhood and English as New Language. She completed her masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on bilingual and bi-cultural education. She has been an educator since 2002 and currently teaches Spanish part time in Lake Villa.
She is involved in MOPS as well as the meals ministry program and the elementary school ministries at Northbridge Church. She also loves helping out at Emmons! Her family enjoys organizing and participating in a variety of neighborhood activities and shopping for the backpack program at Open Arms Missions and Operation Christmas child.
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