Steven Gustis

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Steven Gustis

President

Board Member Since: 2015

Current Term Expires: 2023

 

Steve Gustis earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Marquette University and a Master of Science in nonprofit management from Spertus College. He currently works at College of DuPage as the Manager of the Career Services Center. Steve also volunteers for several community organizations. He serves as a Board member of Parents Alliance Employment Project, an organization that works to find employment for adults with disabilities; Chairperson of the nonprofit steering committee of Giving DuPage, an organization dedicated to increasing volunteerism across DuPage County; and a Board member of The Backpack Project, which works to eliminate homelessness in Chicagoland.

 

Mr. Gustis and his wife, Melissa, live in the Meadowview attendance area and have been residents of Woodridge since 2002. They have two children who attend school in Woodridge 68. Mr. Gustis is serving his second term as a Board member.

 

 


 Michael Toohey

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Michael Toohey

Vice President

Board Member Since: 2016

Current Term Expires: 2023

 

Michael Toohey is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional and the former Superintendent of Recreation for the Lisle Park District. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Management from University of St. Francis in Joliet. Mike has also contributed to the community by serving on the Board of Directors for the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce, including as Chairman in 2017, and the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association. He is an active parent volunteer at Edgewood School.

 

Mr. Toohey and his wife, Cheryl, live in the Edgewood attendance area and have been residents of Woodridge since 2001. They have two young daughters.

 


 Scott Coley

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Scott Coley

Member

Board Member Since: 2017

Current Term Expires: 2021

 

Scott Coley has been a local small business owner for over 25 years. He has a master’s degree in business from Benedictine University and a Bachelor of Arts in math and sociology from Lycoming College.

 

Mr. Coley previously served on the Woodridge 68 School Board for eight years and is an avid community volunteer. He served on the Woodridge Soccer Board and coached soccer for 15 years and volunteers with the Boy Scouts and at many Woodridge events.

 

Scott has lived in Woodridge School District 68 for over 35 years with his wife and four children, who all attended Woodridge 68 schools.

 

 


 Joanne Duffek

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Joanne Duffek

Member

Board Member Since: 2017

Current Term Expires: 2021

 

Joan Duffek and her husband, Ken, have lived in Woodridge for over 48 years. They have three grown children who attended Willow Creek and Thomas Jefferson Junior High and benefited from the wonderful educational foundation they received in Woodridge 68.

 

Joan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University and a master's degree in math education from Lewis University. Mrs. Duffek has taught 7th grade math, 8th grade math, and a math intervention program at Jefferson. She also worked as a substitute teacher, high school math teacher, and probation officer. She has been an education for over 45 years.

 

Joan's professional background inspired her to join the School Board, where she hopes to offer valuable ideas and share new insights to ensure a quality education for all students in Woodridge School District 68.

 

Dr. Lourdes Cricel Molina De Mesa

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Dr. Lourdes Cricel Molina De Mesa

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Board Member Since: 2019
Current Term Expires: 2023
 
Cricel Molina De Mesa grew up in Woodridge and attended Meadowview and Thomas Jefferson Junior High. She received a BS in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a PhD in Public Health from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Currently, Dr. Molina De Mesa is a professor in the Department of Health Sciences at DePaul University. Her professional and personal interests include improving the health of aging populations and addressing health disparities. She is also an active volunteer with the Meadowview PTO.
 
Dr. Molina De Mesa and her husband, Khalil, live in the Meadowview attendance area with their daughter.
 

 Thomas Ruggio

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Thomas Ruggio

Member

Board Member Since: 2005

Current Term Expires: 2021

 

Tom Ruggio and his wife Coni have lived in Woodridge since August 1979. They have three children, Nadine, Heather and Tom, who benefited from the educational opportunities they received while going through the Woodridge school system. During his 38-year career in the education field, Mr. Ruggio has been a teacher, a building administrator, a district administrator, and an educational consultant; he retired in June 2004.

 

He earned degrees from Illinois State University and Northeastern Illinois University as well as completing course work at both Concordia College and Northern Illinois University. Mr. Ruggio is currently a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA), and Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) where he now serves as the Director of the DuPage Division.

 


 Stuart Vanorny

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Stuart Vanorny

Member
Board Member Since: 2019
Current Term Expires: 2023
 
Stuart Vanorny, his wife, Julie, and their two children reside in the Willow Creek attendance area and have lived in Woodridge since 2009.
 
Mr. Vanorny has a master's degree in humanities from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in English from Winona State University. He has worked in the education field for over 20 years and is currently the Vice President of Curriculum Design & Technology at Zenith Education Group where he specializes in educational technology and instructional design.
 
He served as Secretary of the Woodridge Soccer Association Board for 4 years, is a frequent volunteer coach, and is a head coach for the Woodridge Storm Soccer Club. In 2017, Mr. Vanorny was selected as Woodridge Park District's Coach of the Year. He is serving his first term on the Board of Education.