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Board Candidate Profiles

Disclaimer: Kathy Lim and Daniel Medeiros are the candidates for the Area II Seat and will appear on the ballot on April 5, 2022. A Primary Election occurred on February 15, 2022 narrowing three candidates to two. Katie Rasoul and Linda Boucher are the candidates for the At-Large Seat and will appear on the ballot on April 5, 2022. Each Board member represents the entire school district; therefore residents should select one candidate for each seat. Candidates are listed below in the order that they will appear on the ballot. Each candidate was asked to respond to the following two questions and their answers are included, as they were submitted to the District. The views and opinions expressed in these profiles are those of the candidates and may not necessarily reflect the official position of the School District of Elmbrook.

Area II

(Candidates are listed below in the order they will appear on the ballot)

Kathy Lim

Kathy Lim

(Area II)

20750 Chadwick Lane
Brookfield WI 53045
KathyLimforElmbrookSchools@gmail.com

Why have you chosen to seek election to the Elmbrook Board of Education?

My family moved from the Chicago area a few years ago, after witnessing a significant decline in educational standards.  Our research pointed us to Elmbrook as having the strong academic foundation that we desired.  With the recent downturn in performance within Elmbrook over the past few years, I am seeing similar methods unfold here.  I am seeking election to recalibrate our focus back on the strong academic standards the district was known for.

What experience do you have that will help you best represent the Elmbrook electorate?

As a nurse and a mother, I bring empathy and strong clinical expertise as we attempt to implement best practice and simplified health protocols. As a Director of Operations for a $2.5B hospital system with 350 people reporting to me, I provide unique and valuable experience.  I led initiatives that improved staff retention and engagement achieving top tier rating, which will help as the district attempts to retain and recruit the best teachers. I led major software upgrades, which will help as the district navigates the digital age.  I bring proven visionary leadership with
practical solutions, achieved through collaboration and peer accountability. 

Years of District Residency: 3.5 years
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 1995 - University of Illinis at Chicago
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Executive Leadership-2015 -Benedictine University
Certified Nursing periOperating Room (CNOR)
Current Profession: Director of Operations-Surgical Services- last position held through 2021, Registered Nurse


 

Dan M

Daniel Medeiros

(Area II)

20530 Chadwick Lane
Brookfield, WI 53045
dawime@gmail.com

Why have you chosen to seek election to the Elmbrook Board of Education?

I am seeking candidacy to ensure our children have a safe, nurturing environment that is conducive of learning. I am in favor of supporting policies that improve academic excellence and provide a well rounded education for our kids.

What experience do you have that will help you best represent the Elmbrook electorate?

I have been involved with tutoring 3rd and 4th grade students when I lived in Maryland for over 10 years. In Elmbrook, I am a LAUNCH program coach and champion at Milwaukee tool, supporting our High school students to get prepared for working in a corporate setting. 

Years of District Residency: 4.5 years
Education: MSEE Electrical Engineering 2010, BSEE 1998 both from the University of Maryland at College Park
Current Profession: Chief Engineer at Milwaukee Tool


 

At-Large

(Candidates appear in the order they will appear on the ballot)

Katie Rasoul

Katie Rasoul

(At-Large)

14560 Beechwood Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53005
katieforelmbrook@gmail.com

Why have you chosen to seek election to the Elmbrook Board of Education?

I am running for school board to help realize a proactive, future-oriented vision for our students. In addition to maintaining Elmbrook’s best-in-class strengths like academic excellence and fiscal responsibility, I believe we can be top-tier in these areas:

  • Culture of Belonging: Every student and staff member feels safe, seen and able to bring their whole self to school.
  • Student and Staff Well-Being: Staff and students have support for physical, social and emotional well-being.
  • Well-Rounded Readiness: Academics, the arts and co-curricular/readiness programs are key for success after graduation.

What experience do you have that will help you best represent the Elmbrook electorate?

As a leadership coach and team culture advisor I have led leadership, Organizational Development and Human Resources best practices for over fifteen years. In the community, I have served TEMPO Milwaukee as a Co-Leader for the Emerging Women Leaders group and on Diversity & Inclusion and Mentoring committees as well as serving the Elmbrook district as a LAUNCH program mentor and Elmbrook Education Foundation board member.

Years of District Residency: 8 years
Education: MBA, University of Wisconsin Consortium (2013); BBA in Finance and BA in French (Magna Cum Laude), University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (2006); Certifications: Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Current Profession: Leadership Coach, Keynote Speaker and CEO/Founder of Team Awesome


 

Linda Boucher
Linda A. Boucher
(At-Large Incumbent)

2340 Kevenauer Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005
peterpagonis@att.net

Why have you chosen to seek election to the Elmbrook Board of Education?

I am running for re-election to maintain a common sense voice of reason.Parent's desires and concerns on how to best educate their children in a safe and secure environment should be our guide post. Many people do not realize that Elmbrook scores in reading and math have been on a downward trajectory since 2012. It is essential right now to focus on academics and increase achievement in reading, language arts and classic education. The administration needs strong board led direction and accountability to reverse this while we still can. Our community has asked us to educate the children, leave divisive politics at the door and leave morality choices in their homes. It is time to deliver on those requirements.

What experience do you have that will help you best represent the Elmbrook electorate?

Lifelong K-12 reading & special ed. teacher, the only teacher on the board. I stood firmly for fair access to education, and accountability. I built relationships with parents, made decisions independently and respected and valued their position to know what is best for their children. Parents appreciate my response to their concerns.

Years of District Residency: 1990
Education: BSE -Bachelor of Science in Education -Dual major Elementary Education And Special Education K-12 (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
MSE- Master of Science in Education (University of Wisconsin- Whitewater)
Held a principal license and director of Special Education License. PHd level courses in curriculum and instruction