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Meet the Board

Skokie 68 School Board


Board Member Bios


Board President Una McGeough

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Una McGeough has lived in District 68 since 2002.  She and her husband have one son attending college, one son at Niles North High School, and one son at Old Orchard Junior High.  Ms. McGeough works for the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching at Northwestern University.

Board Vice President Amy Anson

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Dr. Amy Anson has been a resident of District 68 since 1999. She is self-employed as a clinical psychologist and also teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University. Dr, Anson and her husband have a daughter at Niles North High School and a daughter at college.

Board Secretary Richard Berk

Term expires 2019:

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Dr. Berk has resided in District 68 since 1985. He is a retired surgeon and currently works as a surgical consultant at the Northwestern University Health Service and is a program surveyor for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Dr. Berk served on the District 68 Board during the 1980s. His two adult children attended District 68 schools, and his wife taught at Jane Stenson School for many years.

Member Frank Alkyer

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Frank Alkyer has been a resident of District 68 since 1998. He is the publisher of DownBeat, Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines. With a daughter in college who graduated from Devonshire, Old Orchard and Niles North, Mr. Alkyer has been a PTA member at Devonshire and Old Orchard as well as the Niles North Parent Advisory Council. He also served two years as the secretary of Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons.

Member Katrina Bell-Jordan

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Dr. Bell-Jordan has resided in District 68 since 2003.  She and her husband have a child at Niles North High School.  Dr. Bell-Jordan is Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Northeastern Illinois University and Professor of Communication, Media, and Theatre.

Member Meghan Espinoza

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Meghan Espinoza has resided in District 68 since 2003.  She and her husband have three children who attend Devonshire, Old Orchard, and Niles North.  Mrs. Espinoza teaches sixth grade English Language Arts in a nearby school district.

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Member Joseph Ruffner

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Mr. Ruffner has resided in Skokie since 2013, where he and his wife Jen have two daughters in District 68 schools. An active volunteer, he has chaired the Jane Stenson silent auction, and assists with the annual 24-Hour Improv charity fundraiser at The Second City, where he's worked since 2008 developing talent and new material as Producer of the Touring Companies.