School Board names Kaneland mom, volunteer as newest member

By on October 10, 2010

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Tuesday announced the appointment of Teresa Witt to the board.

Witt was one of 10 candidates whom the board interviewed since longtime board member Robert Myers stepped down Sept. 3 because he is moving out of the School District.

Board President Cheryl Krauspe said the level of experience of all of the candidates was impressive. During more than four hours of interviews, the board had an opportunity to explore the applicants’ reasons for wanting to be a board member, the strengths they would bring to the role and the process each candidate would use to make decisions, Krauspe said in a press release on Tuesday.

Witt has been involved in a wide variety of Kaneland community volunteer activities. She currently serves as a member of the Kaneland Finance Advisory Committee and is the communications director for the Sugar Grove Food Pantry. Previously, she served on Citizens for Kaneland, the John Shields PTO and the Gifted Advisory Committee, and was a classroom and library volunteer.

Witt is a parent of three Kaneland students.

In her letter of application she stated, “As a mother of three children in the Kaneland School District, I have experienced all levels of the Kaneland educational system …Throughout all levels of their education, I have been an active participant and have worked hard to stay informed regarding all matters affecting Kaneland students and the community as a whole.”

Witt will be seated and sworn in on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and will fill the unexpired board term until April 5, 2011.