CCSD 89 Board Members

  • Tim Jedlicka
    Tim Jedlicka

    Board President 

    Term expires in 2023

    Tim Jedlicka was elected to the Board of Education in 2011 and lives in Glen Ellyn. He was named Board President in October 2020.

    He has two children who attended Arbor View Elementary and Glen Crest Middle School.

    Jedlicka has a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla in electrical engineering and works at Nokia in Naperville.

    Haydee Núñez Haydee Nunez

    Board Vice President 

    Term expires in 2021

    Haydee Núñez was appointed to the Board of Education in September 2015, and re-elected in 2017. The Wheaton resident has one child attending Briar Glen School. 

    She is the 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.

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

    Scott Pope Scott Pope

    Board Secretary Pro Tem

    Term expires in 2023

    Scott Pope was elected in April 2015 and re-elected in 2019. He has been active in a variety of PTC-sponsored events and as a parent volunteer at Westfield School.

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

    Jay Lerch  Jay Lerch

    Board member

    Term expires in 2021

    Jay Lerch has lived in Community Consolidated School District 89 for more than a decade. He and his wife Julie have a son, Max, 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.

    Beth Powers
    Beth Powers
    Board member

    Term expires in 2021

    In June 2012, Powers was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Board of Education. She served as the Board President from 2017 to 2020.

    Powers has lived in Glen Ellyn for more than a decade. Before becoming a Board Member, she served from 2010 to 2012 as the Co-President of the Park View Parent Teacher Council (PTC). She is also a former member of the district’s Community Finance Committee.

    Powers is the mother of two boys. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Elmhurst College.

    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 a masters degree in Food Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the Global Lead, Market Analytics and Business Insights for AbbVie.

    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 attending Glenbard South High School.

    Ben Yates Ben Yates

    Board Member

    Term expires in 2023

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

    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 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 earning his masters degree in sport management at Florida State University.  He is currently Vice President of the American Foundry Society in Schaumburg.

    Grace Bittlingmaier Grace Bittlingmaier

    Student Board Member


    Grace Bittlingmaier, 13, is an energetic eighth-grader who has been active in sports, clubs, and music during middle school. She played on Spartan basketball team in seventh grade. Outside of school, she plays softball and basketball.

    In addition to being a bassist in the school’s orchestra and chamber orchestra, she is the trombone section leader for the band. Grace also plays in the jazz band. She has also been a member of the Teen Advisory Board, Social Studies Club, and several intramural sports. In Math Club, she impressed Glen Crest math teacher Monica Shekar.

    “She is a natural leader. Other students look up to her for guidance,” Shekar wrote. “She would ask challenging questions and was always ready to take on the challenge with a smile.”

    Grace, who attended Briar Glen Elementary, says she is looking forward to hearing from other CCSD 89 students and sharing their thoughts with the Board of Education. Her goal is to one day work in the jet propulsion lab for NASA.

    Aniyah Nelson Aniyha Nelson

    Student Board Member


    Aniyah Nelson wants to listen to other students and fight for what they believe in.

    “I hope to make every student feel a little better where they are and solve some problems,” Aniyah said.

    Aniyah, 13, moved to CCSD 89 prior to sixth grade. She has been part of the Glen Crest newspaper, student council, Drama Club, and the manager of the girls basketball team.

    Growing up, she was part of her church choir and in middle school she joined the Glen Crest chorus. Glen Crest resource teacher Chelsea Innocenti got to know Aniyah in Drama Club and when she performed in the last two school plays.

    “She is eager to learn and highly independent,” Innocenti wrote. “She is intuitive; she knows when to listen and when to share her ideas. She is a role model of responsibility, positivity, and respect.”

    Aniyah would like to be an actress or attorney some day.