District 112 Board of Education Members

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    samanthastolberg

    Samantha Stolberg
    Board President
    sstolberg@nssd112.org

    Elected: April 2013
    Term expires: April 2017

    Samantha Stolberg owns a home estate sale and consignment company and has lived in Highland Park for more than 30 years. She has a master's degree in education, and formerly taught in and wrote curriculum for the Chicago Public School system. She has been involved with the district and community in numerous volunteer capacities, including serving as the Red Oak PTA Executive Board Legislative Liaison and serving on the board of the Highland Park Historical Society. She was also the recipient of a 2013 Highland Park Character Counts award. Her three children attend Edgewood and Red Oak Elementary school.

     

     

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    Eric Ephraim
    Board Vice President
    eephraim@nssd112.org

    Elected: April 2014
    Term expires: April 2019

    Eric Ephraim is the Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer at a local bank and a Certified Public Accountant. He grew up in Highland Park and attended West Ridge (until it closed in 1979), Red Oak, Edgewood and Highland Park High School. He has a long history of involvement in the district, including serving on the Superintendent’s Citizen Finance and Facilities Advisory Committee (SCFFAC), and on its finance subcommittee. In the past, he served on the district’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee, as well as the 2010 Citizens Budget Deficit Reduction Committee.

     

    Since 2012, he has served as a board member and treasurer of the 112 Education Foundation and co-chair of its grants committee. He has been active in other community and civic endeavors, including serving as treasurer and on the board of Family Network since 2003, and as treasurer and on the board of the Community Family Center since 2008. He has also served as a volunteer coach for youth baseball, football and soccer. His two children both attended Red Oak. One is a current student at Edgewood, and the other recently graduated from Edgewood and attends Highland Park High School.

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    Yumi Ross Yumi Ross
    Board Secretary
    yross@nssd112.org

    Elected: April 2011
    Term expires: April 2019

    Yumi Ross is an architect who has lived in Highland Park for more than 18 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s in Architecture degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Art Institute of Chicago's Architecture and Design Society, a member of Hyde Park Art Center's Board of Directors, a member of Human Rights Watch Chicago Committee, and has served on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago for 17 years.

     

    Yumi is NSSD112's board representative to the North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED) and serves on its Governing Board. She is also a trustee and board representative to the 112 Education Foundation. A delegate of the 2008-2009 NSSD112 Education Caucus, Yumi was on an Education Action team and the Strategic Planning Team that drafted the five-year strategic education plan for the District. She is the mother of two NSSD112 graduates.

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  • lauren klayman Lauren Klayman
    Board Member
    lklayman@nssd112.org
    Appointed: January 2017
    Term expires: April 2017
    Lauren Klayman received her bachelor’s degree from Denison University and has been a practicing massage therapist since 1995. She grew up attending Lincoln School, Edgewood Junior High, and Highland Park High School. An active parent at Oak Terrace Elementary, she most recently served as PTA treasurer. Her two children currently attend Oak Terrace Elementary School and Northwood Junior High in the dual language program. 
     
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  • adamkornblatt Adam Kornblatt
    Board Member

    akornblatt@nssd112.org

    Appointed: January 2017
    Term expires: April 2019

    Adam Kornblatt is an attorney with a primary focus in corporate and real estate transactions, financing, and corporate governance. His past experiences include consulting companies in areas of capital expenditures, tax planning, corporate and municipal finance, and mergers & acquisition planning. Adam was previously a member of the Reconfiguration 2.0 launch team and steering committee before his appointment to the board. In addition to his participation with the District, he is a member of the JCC Chicago Board of Directors. Adam grew up in Highland Park attending Wayne Thomas, Northwood, Elm Place and Highland Park High School. He has two young children who will be entering the district in the coming years.

     

     

     

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    Karla Livney
    Board Member
    klivney@nssd112.org

    Elected: April 2013
    Term expires: April 2017

    Karla Livney is an attorney who has lived in the District for 15 years. She has a J.D. degree from the University of Illinois, and has served extensively in a volunteer capacity at both the school and district levels. Most recently, she served as Ravinia PTO president and was a member of the 2011-2012 Superintendent's Citizen Finance Advisory Committee (SCFAC), and the 2012-2013 Superintendent's Citizen Finance and Facilities Advisory Committee. Her three children attend Ravinia Elementary School, Edgewood Middle School and Highland Park High School.

     

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    Jane Solmor-Mordini
    Board Member
    jmordini@nssd112.org

    Elected: April 2019
    Term expires: April 2017

    Jane Solmor-Mordini is an attorney with Mordini & Schwartz and has lived in Highland Park since 1965. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign, a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute in Chicago, and a J.D. from the IIT Chicago-Kent School of Law. She is also a board member of An Extra Helping, a nonprofit student-run community service organization. She is active in various legal, art, design and environmental organizations, and active in North Shore Congregation Beth El.

     

    She has three children who attended Wayne Thomas Elementary and Northwood Junior High schools. Her oldest is studying engineering at the University of Southern California, her daughter is studying communication design at the Rhode Island School of Design and her youngest is a senior at Highland Park High School.

     
     
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