Join us on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm for our bi-annual All-School Board of Trustees Meeting.
Twice a year, the school’s leadership prepares a meeting to report to families about what’s going on. The constitutionally mandated meetings happen in September and May.
At the meeting, brief presentations will address the activities of the school administration, development, finances, as well as the Board itself. There will also be an election for three board of trustees positions (see below).
In addition, families have the opportunity to ask questions of the board and administration.
The open board meeting on May 16, 2022 will be held in-person in the gym. There will not be a virtual option. Childcare will not be provided.
Board of Trustees Election
Westlake board members are elected to a three-year term, with a limit of serving nine consecutive years. This year, two board members (Heather Brown and Terry Barker) are up for re-election to another three-year term. We also have one board member (Jodi Nicholas) who has completed nine years of service. A new candidate (Averill Gordon) has been certified to stand for election to the open position.
Terry Barker (Re-Election)
Terry Barker has served on the Board of Trustees for the past four years. Terry and his wife, Linda, have four grandsons at Westlake: Jack (10th), Cody (8th), Grant (2nd) and Henry (PK) Lovelace. Terry is retired and serves as an elder at Gages Lake Bible Church. Terry also serves at Westlake as a recess supervisor.
Heather Brown (Re-Election)
Heather Brown has served on the Board of Trustees for the past four years. She and her husband Ryan have two children at Westlake: Zoe (8th grade) and Liam (6th grade). They have been attending Westlake since their preschool years. Outside of being a wife and mom, Heather is a full time school social worker. In her free time she enjoys serving in Awana, running, traveling, and exploring the outdoors with her family.
Averill Gordon (Election)
Averill Gordon is running to fill the board seat that will be vacated by Jodi Nicholas. Averill has completed an extensive application and interview process with the Board of Trustees and has been approved to stand for election. Averill and his wife, Stephanie, have three daughters: Averi (16), Aubrey (2nd) and Ava (K). Aubrey currently attends Westlake, and Ava is enrolled for next year.
Averill holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from Florida A&M, as well as an MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business from University of the Sciences. He served as a commissioned officer in the US Navy for five years, and was also employed by the Walgreens corporate office. Most recently, he opened a full-service pharmacy, Grayslake Apothecary, in downtown Grayslake.
The Gordon family are members of the Church of Joy in Waukegan. Averill serves in various capacities, including the praise and worship team and leadership team.