Board Member Profiles

  • Below are biographies and contact information for our Board of Education Members. If you would like to send a message to all of our Board Members, as well as our Superintendent, please use the following link.
     
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  • 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.

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  • sandra ficke-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. She works as the Director of Program Management and Legal Operations at Motorola. 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. 

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  • angela

  • Angela Wilcox - Secretary 
    Angela Wilcox joined the Board of Education in 2015. In 2019, her fellow Board members selected her to serve as Board Secretary. She also currently serves on the following district committees: Policy, Safety and Security, Health Insurance and Resource Allocation. Angela works as an Intellectual Property attorney and is the founding partner of her Chicago-based firm. She holds bachelor degrees in Psychology and Speech Communication from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University - College of Law. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, reading and spending time with family and friends. Angela is the mother of two children and lives in Barrington Hills. 

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  • 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. 

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  • 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 Labor Management 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. 

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  • barry altshuler

  • 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. 

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  • leah lazarri

  • 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.  

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