Meet the Board

  • Penny Kazmier

    Penny Kazmier - President
    Penny Kazmier joined the Board of Education in 2005. She served as Board Vice President for 12 years, before fellow Board members selected her to serve as President in 2019. She serves as the Board’s liaison to BACOG, the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation and PTO Presidents’ Council. Penny also serves on the Ed-Red Executive Board. Prior to joining the Board of Education, Penny held various leadership roles in multiple school PTOs and the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and writing a food column. She is the mother of four children, all Barrington 220 graduates, and lives in South Barrington. Email Penny Kazmier  

  • Sandra Bradford

    Sandra Ficke-Bradford - Vice President 
    Sandra Ficke-Bradford joined the Board of Education in 2009. She previously served as Board Secretary, before fellow Board members selected her to serve as Vice President in 2019. Sandra currently serves on the following district committees: Policy, Health Insurance, Labor Management, and Resource Allocation. Sandra holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. She is the mother of three children and lives in Barrington. Email Sandra Ficke-Bradford  

  • Barry Altschuler
    Barry Altshuler
     

    Barry Altshuler joined the Board of Education in 2019. He currently serves on the following district committees: Facilities, Legislative, and Health Insurance. Barry has worked as a pediatrician in the Barrington area for more than 30 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a medical degree from Northwestern University. In his free time Barry enjoys swimming, reading and traveling. He is the father of five children, all Barrington 220 graduates, and lives in North Barrington. Email Barry Altshuler  

  • Leah

    Leah Collister-Lazzari 
    Leah Collister-Lazzari joined the Board of Education in 2019. She currently serves on the district Finance Committee and Legislative Committee. She also serves as the Board’s representative to the IASB Governing Board. Leah works as an attorney and real estate broker. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. In her free time, Leah enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family. She is the mother of three children and lives in Barrington Hills. Email Leah Collister-Lazzari

  • Gavin Newman

    Gavin Newman 
    Gavin Newman joined the Board of Education in 2017. He currently serves on the district’s Finance Committee and Safety and Security Committee. Gavin works as a commercial banking team leader. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business. In his free time, Gavin enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, skiing and playing tennis. He and his wife are both Barrington High School graduates. They have two children and live in Barrington. Email Gavin Newman 

  • Mike Shackleton

    Mike Shackleton 
    Mike Shackleton joined the Board of Education in 2017. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the district’s Facilities Committee and sits on the Equity Committee and Labor Management Committee. From 2017 to 2019 Mike also served as Co-Chair of the district's Finance Committee. He is managing partner for Shackleton & Associates, Management Consulting. After graduating from Barrington High School, he attended the University of Chicago and earned a bachelor of science degree from DePaul University, College of Commerce. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with this family. He has two children and lives in Barrington Hills. Email Mike Shackleton