• James McGowan

    James McGowan, President

    Appointed to the Board of Education May 2019; Re-elected April 2021; Term Expires April 2025
    Committees: Finance
    Jim has been a resident of Roselle since 2013, where he resides with his wife and two children.  His two children currently attend Roselle Middle School.
    After obtaining a Bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Finance and Accounting, Jim went on to obtain his Master's degree from DePaul University in Marketing. Jim is a Finance professional with over 25 years of experience in the Consumer Goods Industry, achieving increasing levels of responsibility at both Kraft Foods and now Ingredion Incorporated. Currently, he holds the role of North America Finance Director at Ingredion, a global ingredients solutions company.  Within the Roselle community, Jim has been active in coaching both girls' youth basketball and softball teams for several years. 
    Prior to being elected Board President for the 2022-2023 term, Jim served as Board Vice-President and is a member of the Finance Committee.  His interests in serving on the board are aligned with the D12 vision of creating a safe space where all students can prepare for limitless opportunities and where all decisions are made based on the needs of students.

    Kim Duris   Kim Duris, Vice-President

      Appointed to the Board of Education May 2019; Re-elected 2021; Term Expires April 2025
      email: kduris@sd12.org 
      Committees: Policy 
      Dr. Kimberly Duris has been a resident of Roselle since 2004, where she resides with her husband and three children.  She has two children at Spring Hills
      Elementary and a preschooler at home.
      Dr. Kimberly Duris is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Lewis University, Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She is also a licensed  clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor (CADC) and uses her clinical experience to serve local community mental health agencies.  She has   worked in the field of counseling since 2000.  Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree in psychology and criminal social justice (2000), a Master's of Arts degree in counseling psychology (2003), and a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in counselor education and supervision (2015).  The nearly two decades of experience in mental health counseling, focusing on children and adolescents have provided her with a wealth of knowledge regarding child development.
    Kimberly Duris was appointed to the school board in May 2019 and currently serves on the boards' policy committee.  Her interest in serving on the board is connected to her goal for all kids to receive a high level of educational, social-emotional, and extracurricular experiences that will serve as the springboard for their adult lives.

    Lydia Galante

      Lydia Galante, Secretary 

      Elected to the Board of Education April 2023
      email: lgalante@sd12.org   
     Lydia Galante is a Roselle resident of 20+ years. She also serves on the Village's Planning and Zoning Commission and is the Treasurer of the Roselle Public   Library Foundation. Lydia volunteers with District 12's Parent Teacher Organization and Green Roselle.
     Lydia is very excited to serve the community as a  member of the Board of Education and is focused on ensuring that District 12's children receive an   education that sets them up for a lifetime of success, both inside the classroom and out. She wants to engage the entire community so that everyone is  invested in student success. 
    Lydia and her spouse have 1 child in District 12.

    Sheryl Le Vine

     Sheryl LeVine, Board Member

     Elected to the Board of Education April 2023  
     Committees: Policy, NDSEC Representative
     Sheryl LeVine has served the Roselle District 12 community as an educator for over 30 years, enjoying her years in Kindergarten, through grade 5. After   retiring from teaching, Sheryl moved back to Roselle where she had previously enjoyed residing. Having been privileged to teach almost every grade level at   Spring Hills Elementary during her tenure, Sheryl brings with her a wide knowledge of issues facing education and a student-centered approach to problem   solving. 
    Sheryl wants to serve on the Board of Education because, with her amount of experience, she is confident that when given any situation she will make decisions based on what works well for students. 
    As a District 12 Board of Education member, Sheryl plans to listen to all stakeholders, learn the multiple sides of every issue and ask questions in order to make the best decisions for the children and community.
    Sheryl is honored to work hard and give back to the district and community that has enriched her life so much.

    Chris Humbert

     Chris Humbert, Board Member

      Appointed to the Board of Education February 2020; Elected April 2021; Term Expires April 2025
      email:  chumbert@sd12.org
      Committees: Finance
      Chris and his family have been in Roselle, and District 12 residents since 1994.  He joined our District 12 Board of Education in 2020.
      Chris earned a BA in Marketing/MIS from Governors State University and then an MBA in Marketing/Management from DePaul University.
      Chris has been the President of Shepard Medical Products since 2010.  Previously, Chris served as Chicago GM/Regional Director for Larson-Juhl
      (2002-2009) and Equity Director/GM for Hometown Distributing Co., Inc. (1990-2001).
      Chris serves in several organizations, including Statesville NRC (New Life Corrections Ministry).


     Imran Shakir, Board Member
     email: ishakir@sd12.org

     Appointed to the Board of Education January 2024



    Steve Zurek

    Steve Zurek, Board Member

    Elected to the Board of Education April 2017; Re-elected April 2021; Term Expires April 2025 
    email: szurek@sd12.org 
    Committees:  Finance
    Steve Zurek has been a resident of Roselle since 2007 and resides here with his wife Sue and their dog Hazel.  They have two kids in the district, one at Spring Hills and one at Roselle Middle School.
    Mr. Zurek is the owner of OakLeaf Consulting LLC and is a leadership coach with more than 30 years of sales and analytical experience in the consumer packaged goods OTC pharmaceutical and food manufacturing industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing from North Central College and a Master's of Business Administration from Roosevelt University.
    Mr. Zurek was one of the principal leaders of the successful campaign to pass the 2016 operating referendum which inspired him to run for and be elected to the board in 2017. Prior to being elected board president for the 2020-2021 term, he was board vice-president and is a member of the finance committee.  His interests in serving on the board are grounded in curriculum development, high-quality instruction, and ensuring an environment that gives students a progressive education experience so they can thrive in life.