MEET THE BOARD 

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Sarah Havle, President

Sarah was born and raised in the Western suburbs of Chicago by two educators.  Her father, Dr. Tyler taught at Herrick Jr. High for 34 years.   She attended Illinois State University and earned a BS in Early Childhood Education and then went on to become a Kindergarten teacher in various schools over the next 8 years.   Sarah and her husband Bill have lived in Downers Grove for 20 years.  They have raised their 3 children Will (Sophomore Western Michigan), Tyler (Junior at DGS) and Ava (6th grade) within the Kingsley neighborhood.

 

Ryan Garrity, Vice President

Ryan was born and raised in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago.  He attended Eastern Illinois University where he earned his BA in English.   After college, he met his wife Lindsay.  Shortly after they married, he returned to school to earn his MBA from Benedictine University.   They moved to Downers Grove in 2015.   Together they have 3 sons Keegan (2nd), Patrick (1st) and Theo (pre-K).   After spending several years working in Financial Services, Ryan recently switched gears in his career and has found a home at Advocate Aurora Health in Pharmacy Supply Chain.   In his free time, he enjoys spending time with their boys, coaching, fishing, golf, craft beers and vacationing at their family cabin in Sister Lakes, MI.  This is Ryan’s 2nd year on the PTA board.

 

Michelle Scardina, Co-Vice President, Ways and Means

Michelle grew up in Woodridge, IL and attended Downers Grove North.  She received her Bachelor’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently an Executive Recruiter with Cognizant Technology Solutions.   Michelle and her husband Brian moved to Downers Grove in 2014 and have two children: Nick (8th) and Ellie (5th).  This is Michelle’s 2nd year on the PTA board.

 

Maggie Zimmerman, Co-Vice President, Ways and Means

Maggie grew up in Elmhurst.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from Marquette University and her Master’s degree in School Social Work from Dominican University.   Maggie moved to Downers Grove with her husband Mike in 2007.   Together they have four children: Claire (6th), Molly (5th), Brendan (3rd) and Jack (Kindergarten).  She worked several years in the Plainfield School District as a school social worker before taking time off to raise her family.  Maggie has volunteered for many of the Kingsley PTA committees and is now in here second year on the PTA board.

 

Kathy Wiesner, Secretary

Profile coming soon!

 

 

Mary Ann Beesley, Vice President, Standing Committee

Mary Ann grew up in Forest Park, IL.  She went to Northern Illinois University where she earned her Elementary Education degree , then went on to earn a Masters in Education from National-Louis.   Mary Ann and her husband Patrick moved to Downers Grove in 2016.  She currently teaches 2nd grade in Mannheim District 83.   Mary Ann and Patrick have two sons:  Max (1st) and Dean (pre-K) as well as 3 dogs.   In her free time, Mary Ann enjoys running and fostering dogs.   This is her first year on the PTA board. 

 

Amy Houser, Membership

Profile coming soon!

 

Todd McLain, Vice President, Finance

Todd was born and raised in Matteson, IL and moved to Downers Grove in 2000.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University, where he met his wife Mary.  Together they have three children: Justin (13), Alexandra (11) and Owen (9).  Tod is a Computer Audit Specialist for the State of California.  This is Todd’s first year on the PTA board.