School Board Member Contact Information

Brian Anderson, President

Brian Anderson, President
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1230 Newberry Ave.
LaGrange Park, IL 60526
708-846-8312
andersonbr@dist102.k12.il.us 
2015
2023

Brian Anderson achieved his undergrad from Illinois State University.  Later he went on to earn his Master of Science in Supply Chain from Elmhurst College. 

Currently, Brian is a business professional responsible for Global Purchasing & Planning at Duracell (a Berkshire Hathaway Company).  In the past, he has operated businesses in Illinois and Minnesota for Berkshire. Brian has achieved status as Master Black Belt in Six Sigma & Lean manufacturing all focusing in process improvement within organizations.  In addition to his career at Duracell, he has taught Supply Chain in both Graduate school and Undergraduate programs at Elmhurst College for the past 11 years.

After a short tenure on the Delegate Assembly, Brian was elected to the board in 2015. He has seen the development of a new Strategic Plan, important curriculum changes and a focus on reducing the achievement gap for our minority students.  During his time on the Board, the district passed its first referendum in the last 20 years.  Brian currently serves on the Parent and Financial Advisory committees.  In addition to being on the board in District 102, Brian holds the position of marketing chair for the Village Field Club of La Grange Park, and is a member of the Adjunct Council at Elmhurst College.  
 
Brian and his wife Sandy, along with their two children, have resided in La Grange Park for the past 17 years.  Both of their children currently attend Park Jr. High, their son in seventh grade and daughter in eighth grade.

Michael Melendez, Vice President

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4145 Deyo
Brookfield, IL 60513
773-269-0133
melendezmi@dist102.k12.il.us
2017 
2021

Michael G. Melendez received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from the University of Iowa. Currently, Michael serves as an in-house attorney for the University of Illinois System and has been with the University for over 7 years. In September 2017, Michael was named the Assistant Campus Legal Counsel where he helps manage the Chicago legal office.  Michael is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and serves on the Association’s Strategic Planning Committee. He currently serves on the University’s Chicago campus Compliance Committee and is a member of its student response team, which is part of the University threat assessment program.

Before attending law school, Michael taught U.S. History and World Studies to high school students at Farragut Career Academy in Chicago, where he also helped coach soccer and baseball. During law school, he interned with the Chicago Public Schools, working on student disciplinary issues and conducting research in the area of constitutional law. After law school he held the title of Associate University Counsel and his responsibilities included managing a significant portion of the Chicago based litigation, and advising on matters relating to: student issues, including Title IX; first amendment and other constitutional concerns; FOIA, FERPA, and OMA; inter-collegiate athletics; real estate and other transactional matters. Michael began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois.

Prior to joining the University of Illinois, Michael worked on his own and specialized in civil and criminal defense litigation. While in private practice he also did work for the Chicago Public Schools, serving first as a hearing officer for various administrative proceedings, and then in the External Relations Office where he helped train over 100 local school councils on issues such as OMA and FOIA compliance, school budget management, and principal selection and retention. 

Michael was elected to the LaGrange School District 102 Board of Education in April 2017. Michael and his wife reside in Brookfield and have lived there since 2012. They have three children, and the oldest two attend Congress Park Elementary School. Michael stays active in the community. He coaches his son and daughter’s AYSO soccer teams, their recreational basketball teams, and manages his son’s Brookfield Little League team.

Michael Thomas, Secretary

Michael Thomas, Secretary
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1220 Newberry
LaGrange Park, IL 60526
630-253-8858
thomasmi@dist102.k12.il.us
2017 
2021

Michael Thomas holds an MBA in General Management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Sociology from the University of Iowa.

Currently, Michael is a Marketing and Advertising professional with over 25 years of experience leading diverse business segments and teams for Consumer Package Goods companies like Smithfield Foods, Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble. Throughout his career, Michael has been involved with the development and execution of marketing and media strategies that have driven brand awareness and accelerated market share growth for multi-billion dollar brands.

Michael is a long-time community member. He has lived in La Grange for 38 years and for the past 13 years resides in La Grange Park with his wife and son.

Dr. Bessie Boyd

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2019 2023
234 Sawyer Avenue
LaGrange, IL 60525
boydbe@dist102.k12.il.us

Dr. Edward Campbell

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4430 Deyo
Brookfield, IL 60513
Phone
campbelled@dist102.k12.il.us
2017 
2021 

Dr. Edward Campbell completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Illinois, at the Champaign-Urbana and Chicago campuses, respectively. With his Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology, Dr. Campbell undertook postdoctoral research and training at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine, in the lab of Tom Hope, before joining the faculty of Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago in 2008, where he is now an associate professor with tenure. 

Dr. Campbell’s research investigates the underlying mechanisms of human diseases, which currently include HIV-1 infection, neurodegenerative diseases and diseases of inflammation. Dr. Campbell has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications, including publications in Nature Reviews and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. His research has been funded by eight grants from the National Institute of Health, two grants from the Michael J. Fox Foundation and a Distinguished Investigator Award from the Emerald Foundation. Dr. Campbell is currently a standing member of the AIDS Molecular and Cellular Biology (AMCB) study section which reviews grant applications for the NIH. Dr. Campbell has served as primary mentor to 2 Ph.D. students, 2 M.D./Ph.D. students and 9 M.S. students and has twice been awarded the Faculty Member of the Year award in recognition for outstanding mentorship and teaching by the graduate students at Stritch School of Medicine. 

Ed and his wife have three children, two of which attend Congress Park Elementary School. He currently serves on the Parental Advisory Committee and the Curriculum Committee.

Leah Werab

Leah Werab


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231 South LaGrange Road 2019 2023
LaGrange, IL 60525
werable@dist102.k12.il.us


Leah Werab earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Purdue University and M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership from University of Illinois at Chicago with a Reading Specialist Endorsement and has been an educator for 19 years. 

 

Currently, Leah teaches 7th-grade English Language Arts and Reading Intervention in Elmhurst. Prior to teaching in Elmhurst, she worked for 14 years in several schools within Chicago Public Schools as a 5-8 teacher and Curriculum Director at a high school. 

 

Leah and her husband have lived in La Grange since 2007, their oldest daughter attends Park Jr. High and their youngest daughter is at Cossitt Elementary.

Scott Wuggazer

 

Address Appointed/Elected Term Ends
336 North Brainard 2019 2023
LaGrange Park, IL 60526
wuggazersc@dist102.k12.il.us

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