CCSD 89 Board Members

  • Beth PowersBeth Powers

    Board President 

    Term expires in 2021

    Beth Powers has lived in Glen Ellyn for more than a decade. She was appointed in June of 2012 to fill an unexpired term on the board.  

    Before becoming a board member, she served from 2010-2012 as the Co-President of the Park View Parent Teacher Council (PTC), and she is also a former member of the District’s Community Finance Committee.

    She is the mother of two boys. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Elmhurst College.

    Haydee Núñez Haydee Nunez

    Board Vice President 

    Term expires in 2021

    Haydee Núñez was appointed to the Board of Education in September 2015. The Wheaton resident has one child attending Briar Glen School. 

    She is Director of Career Development at North Central College. She earned both a master’s degree in social work and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

    Núñez has served on the Board of Directors of the United Way of DuPage/West Cook since 2006 where she chaired the Community Impact Committee. She also chaired the Latino Outreach Committee for United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, where she has been active since 2004. 

    Scott Pope Scott Pope

    Board Secretary Pro Tem

    Term expires in 2019

    Scott Pope was elected in April 2015. He has been active in a variety of PTC-sponsored events and as a parent volunteer at Westfield School.

    Scott has earned degrees in Electrical Engineering and an MBA and is employed as an engineering group leader at Argonne National Laboratory.


    Tim JedlickaTim Jedlicka

    Board member

    Term expires in 2019

    Tim Jedlicka was elected to the Board of Education in 2011 and lives in Glen Ellyn. He has two children who attended Arbor View Elementary and Glen Crest Middle School.

    Tim has a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri in Electrical Engineering and works at Alcatel-Lucent in Naperville.

    Jay Lerch  Jay Lerch

    Board member

    Term expires in 2021

    Jay Lerch has lived in Community Consolidated School District 89 for 12 years. He and his wife Julie have a son, Max, in third grade at Arbor View Elementary School. Lerch earned a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Illinois College in Jacksonville Illinois. He is currently the assistant branch manager at Naperville Bank & Trust.

    Lerch has long been drawn to volunteer work, from Boy Scouts to Alpha Phi Omega (a national service fraternity). He has been involved in the Arbor View PTC, where he served as treasurer. He was interested in running for the Board to continue to positively contribute to his community.


    La Sridhar 

    La Sridhar Board Member

    Term expires in 2021

    La Sridhar has lived in Glen Ellyn since 2003. She has been active in the Glen Ellyn community as a board member with Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club, Glen Ellyn Juniors, and Teen Parent Connection. Sridhar was also active in the Park View Elementary School PTC, as the co-chair for their book fair for five years.

    Sridhar earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Delhi University, an MBA from Michigan State University, and Master’s in Food Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the Global Director of Strategy and Insights for Molson Coors in Chicago.

    Sridhar sees the Board of Education as an opportunity to give back to a school district that has been valuable in driving her son’s education and growth since preschool. Sridhar and her husband have one son who is in eighth grade at Glen Crest Middle School.

    Ben Yates Ben Yates

    Board Member

    Term expires in 2019

    Ben Yates has lived in Community Consolidated School District 89 since 2012 along with his wife Kristin and their three children who attend Briar Glen Elementary. 

    Yates decided to join the Board of Education after serving on the district’s enrollment and boundary committees, where he saw firsthand the complexity of district operations. He has also been active in coaching youth athletics, the B.R. Ryall YMCA’s Guides and Princess program, and is a frequent Watch D.O.G. at Briar Glen. 

    Yates earned his Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology at Ball State University before getting his Masters in Sport Management at Florida State University.  He is currently Vice President of the American Foundry Society in Schaumburg.