Board Members

Our dedicated LCNS Board runs entirely on volunteer power. These parents serve vital functions of the school. Read on to learn more about their roles.

Colleen Pragalz

President

The President oversees the LCNS Board of Directors, prepares monthly meeting agenda information, facilitates monthly meetings, execute Orientation speech, maintains continuous communication with Director, Treasurer, and Office Staff, assists in preparation of Annual Budget, conducts annual review of Director, coordinates and executes new board member interviews, creates annual school calendar, and handles any business/school related situations that arise.

Maria Childs

Co-President and Advisor

The Co-President and Advisor is responsible for assisting the President and the school.

Jacqueline Nachbauer

Care4LCNS

The CARE4LCNS Chair is responsible for the beginning, mid and end of the year school clean ups. They are also responsible for coordinating parent/teacher conferences.

Emily Schagrin

Communications

The Communications Chair plans and manages internal communications, and administers, analyzes, and summarizes the annual parent survey.

Courtney Gerber

Education Chair

The Education Chair acts as a liaison between staff and Board of Directors regarding educational matters. This role works with the Director on curriculum and staff development, manages class ambassadors, plans monthly parent coffees, organizes holiday wish list (with Vice President), and organizes Back-to-School lunch for staff.

Abby Taylor

Fundraising

The Fundraising Chairs manage the fundraising committee; plan/organize fundraising effort for Art Show (with Events Chairs); assist Events Chairs with holiday shopping spree; plan fundraising events during year; plan "dining out" fundraisers throughout year; organizes Passports.

Laura Chapell Bernstein

Fundraising

The Fundraising Chairs manage the fundraising committee; plan/organize fundraising effort for Art Show (with Events Chairs); assist Events Chairs with holiday shopping spree; plan fundraising events during year; plan "dining out" fundraisers throughout year; organizes Passports.

Karen Griffin

Public Relations

This role manages external communications and visibility of LCNS through such things as social media, promotional materials, marketing in local communications and community events such as the Libertyville Farmers Market booth.

Kendal Maltas

Registrar

Registrar handles all things related to orientation, enrollment, and leads the committee volunteer list.

Dana Mihajlovic

Secretary

The Secetary records meeting minutes; sends board correspondence; purchases gifts from the Board including holiday cookies from staff/church and Teacher Appreciation Week, follow-ups with board members tasks and commitments (which will be in the minutes).

Kim Racine

Special Events

The Special Events Coordinators manage the events committee; plan/organize social events throughout the year; plan Art Show and Holiday Shopping Spree (with Fundraising Chairs).

Bailey Hall

Special Events

The Special Events Coordinators manage the events committee; plan/organize social events throughout the year; plan Art Show and Holiday Shopping Spree (with Fundraising Chairs).

Jessica Vaughn

Webmaster

The Webmaster updates and manages the LCNS website and creates the monthly Parent Helper schedule.

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