CCSD 89 Board Members

  • Jay Lerch  Jay Lerch

    Board President

    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 Glen Crest Middle School. Lerch earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois College in Jacksonville Illinois. He is currently the payroll manager at UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago.

    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.

    Yannick Koger  Yannick Koger

    Board Vice President

    Term expires in 2027

    Yannick Koger and his wife have three girls who attend Arbor View Elementary School. Koger has participated in the Arbor View PTC and the district’s strategic plan committees. He also helped with the district’s referendum campaign in 2018. These experiences encouraged him to look for more opportunities to serve the local educational community. 

    Koger grew up in Virginia and double-majored in marketing and neuroscience at The College of William & Mary. He is now a marketing analytics consultant for Meta Platforms Inc., and helps coach his daughters’ soccer and volleyball teams.

    Scott Pope Scott Pope

    Board Secretary Pro Tem

    Term expires in 2027

    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 a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA. He is the manager of building maintenance for 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.

    Jessica McGeeJessica McGee

    Board Member

    Term expires in 2027

    Jessica McGee has worked as a school psychologist at the elementary and secondary levels since 2007. She is currently a school psychologist in West Aurora School District 129, where she supports students’ social-emotional learning and academic progress.

    McGee and her husband Drew have lived in CCSD 89 since 2014. They have two children in elementary school and a daughter who will start kindergarten in the 2023-24 school year.

    McGee has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago; a master’s degree in educational and psychological foundations and an educational specialist degree in school psychology from Valparaiso University; and a master’s degree in counseling from Northeastern Illinois University.

    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.

    Haydee Núñez Haydee Nunez

    Board Member 

    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 three children. Her children attend Briar Glen Elementary and Glen Crest Middle School. 

    She is the Manager of Social Impact at Navistar. 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. 

    Molly Clarin Molly Clarin

    Student Board Member 

    Molly Clarin hopes that while serving as a student board member, she can make the district an even more welcoming place. The 12-year-old wants to help amplify the voices of all students.

    “To me, the role of a student board member means speaking out for everybody, not just your friends and not just yourself,” Molly wrote in her application. “It is necessary to make sure that everybody is spoken for, supported, and welcomed.”

    Glen Crest math teacher Danielle Bongiorno said Molly is a positive and hard-working student who pushes herself to do her very best.

    “Her classmates seek her out because they enjoy being around her positivity,” Bongiorno said. “She maintains a high level of integrity, respect, and kindness. Her drive to reach her full potential encourages her peers to work harder.”

    At Glen Crest, Molly has been involved in Student Leadership Coalition, Builders Club, was an adaptive PE peer buddy, the school musical, and choir. She was a member of the Glen Crest basketball, cross country, and track teams. Outside of school, she plays travel softball, volunteers at the Ronald McDonald house, participates in her church youth group, and enjoys helping out around her community. 

    When she gets older, Molly wants to be a lawyer because she wants to use her voice to help others.

    Aspen UsalisAspen Usalis

    Student Board Member 

    As a student board member, Aspen Usalis wants to find new ways for the students to connect across the district.

    “I feel it is very important for students to have a say because this is their community, too,” Aspen, 13, wrote in her application. “I love bringing my energy and excitement while being involved in the district. I think as a Student Board Member, I would represent District 89 students well and be a voice for all students!”

    Glen Crest Social Studies teacher Mubeen Husain praised Aspen as a kind student who is always willing to listen, help, and work with everyone.

    “(Aspen) has impressed me with her dedication, insight, leadership skills, and consideration for her fellow peers,” Husain said. “In the classroom, Aspen demonstrates her ability to think critically and ask relevant questions that show her deeper level of thinking.”

    At Glen Crest, Aspen has been an adaptive peer buddy, partnering with students who have disabilities. She has been a member of the Student Leadership Coalition, Builder’s Club, intramurals, Friends Helping Friends Club, musical crew, and Teen Advisory Board. She is also on the Spartan basketball and volleyball teams. In fifth grade, she was the Park View Student Citizen of the Year.

    Outside of school, Aspen plays travel softball, feeder basketball, and has played on various volleyball teams. She has been part of her church’s youth ministry, volunteered at coat drives, and helped at Feed My Starving Children.

    As an adult, Aspen would like to be an engineer or an architect working on designing houses or sports stadiums.