CCSD 89 Board Members

  • Tim Jedlicka
    Tim Jedlicka

    Board President 

    Term expires in 2023

    Tim Jedlicka was elected to the Board of Education in 2011 and lives in Glen Ellyn. He was named Board President in October 2020.

    He has two children who attended Arbor View Elementary and Glen Crest Middle School.

    Jedlicka has a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla in electrical engineering and works at Nokia in Naperville.

    Haydee Núñez Haydee Nunez

    Board Vice President 

    Term expires in 2025

    Haydee Núñez was appointed to the Board of Education in September 2015, and re-elected in 2017. The Wheaton resident has one child attending Briar Glen School. 

    She is the Director of Career Development at North Central College. She earned both a master’s degree in social work and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

    Since 2006, Núñez has served on the Board of Directors of the United Way of DuPage/West Cook, where she chaired the Community Impact Committee. She also chaired the Latino Outreach Committee for United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, an organization she has been active with since 2004. 

    Scott Pope Scott Pope

    Board Secretary Pro Tem

    Term expires in 2023

    Scott Pope was elected in April 2015 and re-elected in 2019. He has been active in a variety of PTC-sponsored events and as a parent volunteer at Westfield School.

    Pope has earned degrees in Electrical Engineering and an MBA and is employed as an engineering group leader at Argonne National Laboratory.

    Donna Kemp
    Donna Kemp
    Board member

    Term expires in 2025

    Donna Kemp is a Glen Ellyn resident. She and her husband have a first-grade and a fifth-grade student at Park View, where Kemp has been a frequent volunteer.

    She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lake Forest College with minors in education and English. She earned a Master’s Degree in education from Quincy University, with endorsements in special education and middle school.

    Kemp has had various roles in education since 1997. She began her career teaching in a special-education program in Northshore District 112. She has also taught in West Chicago District 33, Waukegan District 60, and Glen Ellyn District 41. She has worked in early childhood, middle school, and special education. Kemp has also worked in business since 1999.

    Kemp has been a tutor since she was in grade school and she has volunteered at various community fundraisers through her church.

    Jay Lerch  Jay Lerch

    Board member

    Term expires in 2025

    Jay Lerch has lived in Community Consolidated School District 89 for more than a decade. He and his wife Julie have a son, Max, at Arbor View Elementary School. Lerch earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois College in Jacksonville Illinois. He is currently the assistant branch manager at Naperville Bank & Trust.

    Lerch has long been drawn to volunteer work, from Boy Scouts to Alpha Phi Omega (a national service fraternity). He has been involved in the Arbor View PTC, where he served as treasurer. He was interested in running for the Board to continue to positively contribute to his community.

    Steve Neurauter
    Steve Neurauter

    Board Member

    Term expires in 2025

    Steve Neurauter has served on several CCSD 89 advisory committees since moving to Glen Ellyn in 2016 with his wife and three children. He volunteers at Park View Elementary for school events and through the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program.

    Neurauter earned his bachelor's and master’s degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, then a Master of Business Administration from Leeds University in the United Kingdom. Neurauter works for his business strategy and engineering consulting company, PMB Consulting, advising the federal government, small businesses, and large companies.

    Ben Yates Ben Yates

    Board Member

    Term expires in 2023

    Ben Yates has lived in Community Consolidated School District 89 since 2012 along with his wife Kristin and their three children. 

    Yates decided to join the Board of Education after serving on the district’s enrollment and boundary committees, where he saw firsthand the complexity of district operations. He has been active in coaching youth athletics, the B.R. Ryall YMCA’s Guides, and Princess program, and is a frequent Watch D.O.G. at Briar Glen. 

    Yates earned his Bachelor’s in exercise physiology at Ball State University before earning his master's degree in sport management at Florida State University.  He is currently Vice President of the American Foundry Society in Schaumburg.

    Grace Bittlingmaier Grace Bittlingmaier

    Student Board Member


    Grace Bittlingmaier, 13, is an energetic eighth-grader who has been active in sports, clubs, and music during middle school. She played on Spartan basketball team in seventh grade. Outside of school, she plays softball and basketball.

    In addition to being a bassist in the school’s orchestra and chamber orchestra, she is the trombone section leader for the band. Grace also plays in the jazz band. She has also been a member of the Teen Advisory Board, Social Studies Club, and several intramural sports. In Math Club, she impressed Glen Crest math teacher Monica Shekar.

    “She is a natural leader. Other students look up to her for guidance,” Shekar wrote. “She would ask challenging questions and was always ready to take on the challenge with a smile.”

    Grace, who attended Briar Glen Elementary, says she is looking forward to hearing from other CCSD 89 students and sharing their thoughts with the Board of Education. Her goal is to one day work in the jet propulsion lab for NASA.

    Aniyah Nelson Aniyha Nelson

    Student Board Member


    Aniyah Nelson wants to listen to other students and fight for what they believe in.

    “I hope to make every student feel a little better where they are and solve some problems,” Aniyah said.

    Aniyah, 13, moved to CCSD 89 prior to sixth grade. She has been part of the Glen Crest newspaper, student council, Drama Club, and the manager of the girls basketball team.

    Growing up, she was part of her church choir and in middle school she joined the Glen Crest chorus. Glen Crest resource teacher Chelsea Innocenti got to know Aniyah in Drama Club and when she performed in the last two school plays.

    “She is eager to learn and highly independent,” Innocenti wrote. “She is intuitive; she knows when to listen and when to share her ideas. She is a role model of responsibility, positivity, and respect.”

    Aniyah would like to be an actress or attorney.