Board

The Elmbrook Education Foundation's Board of Directors is comprised of community and school volunteers who are committed to sustaining the excellence of our community's public schools. Board positions are open to all District residents regardless of whether they have students currently enrolled in District schools. Non-residents are also eligible to apply provided they have students enrolled in our schools, are an Elmbrook alumni, and/or are an Elmbrook staff member/retiree.

The EEF Board is elected each June for the following year. Those who would like to be considered for a board position in the future are asked please contact Beth Dobrzynski, EEF Executive Director, at 262.844.3742 or bethdobrzynski@att.net.

In addition, the Foundation is in the process of forming committees for the coming school year. Volunteers who are interested in serving on committees led by Foundation board members should contact the Foundation at elmbrookeducationfoundation@gmail.com. These roles are a great way to get involved before making a board commitment when a position opens in the future.

2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADVISORS
 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (area, term)

  • Beth Dobrzynski, Executive Director
  • Deborah Nustad, President (Central 2016-2021)
  • Kim Irwin, Vice President (East, 2015-2020)
  • Al Van Lith, Treasurer (East, 2011-2020)
  • Angela Sidebottom, Secretary (Central, 2019-2022)
  • Sean Scullen, Governance (East, 2018-2021)
  • Dr. Mark Hansen, SDE Superintendent
DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE (area, term)
  • Emily Donohue, Circle of Friends (East, 2019-2022)

  • Kelly Ebbole, Nominating, Events (Central, 2019-2022)

  • Barclay Ferguson, Finance (East, 2019-2022)

  • Matt Gibson, Legacy 

  • Dacia Hopfensperger, Scholarship (Central, 2014-2021)

  • Matthew Kons, Circle of Friends (East, 2019-2022)

  • Phyllis May, Grants (Central, 2018-2021)

  • Michelle Miner, Events (Central, 2014-2020)

  • Dr. Maria Patterson, Scholarship (Central, 2019-2022)

  • Becky Reinhardt, EEFGO (Central, 2019-2022)

  • Elizabeth Simpson (Central, 2019-2022)

  • Stephanie Soerens-Borkowski, Nominating (Central 2013-2022)

  • Randy Soudah (East, 2019-2022)

  • Bushra Zaibak (Central, 2019-2022)

  • Matthew Zeratsky (East, 2019-2022)
BOARD ADVISORS
  • Jane Peavler, Most Influential Educator
  • Tom Palzewicz, Community Outreach
  • Jean Lambert, SDE Board of Education
  • Kim Rogne, Past President
CURRENT COMMITTEE CHAIRS
  • Legacy, Dr. Matt Gibson
  • Events Coordination, Beth Dobrzynski
  • Finance, Al Van Lith
  • Governance & Risk Management, Sean Scullen
  • Grants, Phyllis May
  • Scholarships, Dacia Hopfensperger
  • Volunteer Outreach, Beth Dobrzynski