Meet the BSD2 Board of Education

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Dr. Chris McCullough - President

Service
Chris was elected to a four-year term in April 2019. The Board also voted to appoint him to serve as its President in April 2021.

Occupation
Chris is a faculty member in the Departments of Teacher Education and Leadership, Language and Curriculum at DePaul University.

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James Stoltman - Vice President

Service
James was elected to a four-year term in April 2019. The Board also voted to appoint him to serve as its Vice President in April 2021.

Family
James has three children -- a daughter who is a fifth grader at W.A. Johnson School, a daughter who is a seventh grader at Blackhawk Middle School, and a son who went through District 2 schools and graduated from Fenton. 

Occupation
James currently works at a community college in the network operations side of its IT department. Prior to that, he was a union electrician (Local 134) for 20 years, 10 years as a foreman. He is a member of the Illinois Education Association and Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association, and served on the SSECCA board for two terms.  

Community Service & Affiliations
James is a lifelong Bensenville resident and a St. Charles Borromeo Church graduate and parishioner. He has been an involved parent and PTA volunteer in District 2 for many years. Also, he currently serves as Vice President of the Bensenville Rotary Club and as a Bensenville Police Commissioner.

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Marisol Leyva—Secretary

Service
Marisol Leyva was elected to a four-year term in April 2021. The Board also voted to appoint her to serve as its Secretary in April 2021.

Family
Marisol and her husband, Juan Leyva, have two sons who attend Tioga School - a 9-year-old third grader and a 6-year-old kindergartner.

Occupation
Marisol is a bilingual human resources professional. Her most recent employment in a neighboring school district provided her with experience in schools with collective bargaining, school board governance, and the behind-the-scenes of school district administration. In her current role, she serves as a human resources generalist for a hospitality group in Chicago.

Community Service & Affiliations
Marisol and her family have lived in the District for 10 years. She is a PTA board member at Tioga School, and an active parishioner and volunteer at St. Alexis Parish in Bensenville.

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Lori Parthimos—Treasurer

Service
Lori Parthimos was elected to a four-year term in April 2021. The Board also voted to appoint her to serve as Treasurer in April 2021.

Family
Lori has two children who are fourth and fifth graders at W.A. Johnson School.

Occupation
Lori has been a special education teacher for more than 20 years. She is also a certified Rainbows for All Children facilitator. She works with a variety of adults and students in establishing clear goals and expectations while maintaining flexibility and understanding. She also works in a variety of team and leadership capacities that strengthen her ability to approach each new situation with an open mind and the ability to provide membership from a multitude of vantage points.

Community Service & Affiliations
Lori has lived in District 2 for seven years. She is a PTA volunteer and has run field day at Johnson for several years. She and her children participate in many different volunteer organizations within the community, such as Earth Day, Feed My Starving Children, and Phil’s Friends. She was a member of District 2's community engagement committee and assisted in the Community Dinners.   

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Christina Cannon Bailey—Member

Service
Christina was was elected to a four-year term in April 2021. 
 
Family
Christina is a mother of two girls -- a 3-year-old daughter and and 2 year-old daughter. She also has two stepdaughers -- a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old -- that attend York High School in Elmhurst. 
 
Occupation
Christina is a small business owner. For approximately the past 15 years, she has owned and operated Christina Marie’s Furniture & Decor/Design, which specializes in furniture and interior design. Christina is also a licensed insurance professional with Liberty Mutual Insurance, focusing on protecting families. 
 
Community Service & Affiliations: Christina is a lifelong Bensenville resident and a St. Charles Borromeo graduate. She also belongs to the St. Charles Borromeo Parish, and volunteers with schools and youth sports.

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Katie Krajecki—Member

Service
Katie Krajecki was elected to a four-year term in April 2019. She was first elected to the Board in 2015, and served as the Board's Vice President from May 2019 to April 2021.

Family
Katie and her husband have a son who attends Blackhawk Middle School and a daughter who attends Fenton High School.

Occupation
Katie is a substitute teacher in a neighboring school district. She also has has a bachelor’s degree in business and has 19 years of experience in the business world. 

Community Service & Affiliations
Katie has served as PTA President at W.A. Johnson School and she has been a member of several committees for District 2, including the Kaboom Park Project, Comprehensive District Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Balance Assessment Committees. She is also a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Service Unit Board.

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Robert F. Laudadio—Member

Service
Robert F. "Bob" Laudadio was re-elected to serve a third four-year term in April 2019. He was first elected to the Board in 2011, and elected to serve his second term in 2015. He served as the Board's President from April 2015 to April 2021.

Family
Bob is married and has a daughter attending Fenton High School.

Occupation
Bob is Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for an elementary school district. His job is to assure that the physical facilities and grounds of the district are maintained in a condition of operating excellence. He manages a budget and supervises outside contractors. He also prepares specifications for bidding purposes for building construction, alterations, repairs and site improvement.