School Board Members
Jada Curry
President
  • Educational Background: Graduate of Governors State University Professional Human Resources Certification from HRCI
  • Length of Service on Board: 1 year
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with my family, reading, being the team mom for my son's football team
  • Areas of Board Expertise: Human Resources, planning and development, team building 
  • Term Expires: 2019 
David Lopez, Ph.D.
Vice-President
  • Education Background: Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago, Governors State University, and Olivet Nazarene University
  • Areas of Board Expertise: Special Education legal issues, contract negotiations, Planning and Development, and RtI/PBIS.
  • Personal Interests: Coaching football and baseball, golfing, going to the gym, watching the kids play football and baseball, and enjoying family time and watching the Chicago Bears!
  • Committee Service: Policy committee, evaluation committee, and Superintendent Search Committee
  • Office Held on Board: President, Vice President & Secretary
  • Length of Service: Board member since July, 2007          
  • Term Expires: 2017
Kenisha Lesure
Email: klesure@sd171.org
Secretary
  •  Education Background: Graduate of Purdue University, B.A. Sociology, Paralegal Certification
  • Personal Interests: Family gatherings, outings and Girls night out with Friends. Active participant in various community and public service events. 
Dennis Altgilbers
  • Education Background: Chicago State, B.A., Prairie State College A.S., South Suburban Community College
  • Committee Services: President, 1 year, Vice President, 1 year, Secretary, 1 year
  • Areas of Board Expertise: Legal Issues, Accounting/Finance
  • Term Expires: 2019 +
Cozette Pettigrew
  • Education Background: A product of Chicago Public Schools, Lindbloom Tech University of Illinois, Circle Campus, Liberal Arts
  • Areas of Board Expertise: Serves on the Policy Committee
  • Personal Interests: Enjoys traveling, wine tasting, family time and engaging and mentoring youth.
  • A genuine passion for children, community and service.
  • Term Expires: 2019
David Lilly
  • Education Background: Graduate of DePaul University Graduate School, IT Certification 
  • Length of Service on Board: 10 years
  • Areas of Board Expertise: Superintendent Search, Policy, Ad Hoc Referendum
    Office Held on Board: President, Vice-President & Secretary 
  • Personal Interests: Sports, reading, education
  • Term Expires: 2017
Timothy Terrell