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Huntley Community School District 158 is governed by a Board of Education consisting of seven members serving without compensation.  The term of office is four years. Powers and duties include the broad authority to adopt and enforce all necessary policies for the management and government of the public schools.

The Board generally meets as a Committee of the Whole, typically on the first Thursday of each month, followed by a regular meeting, typically on the third Thursday of the month. Members of the public are encouraged to attend all meetings to learn and comment about issues pertaining to the District.

Meetings are streamed live on the website, and meeting agendas and minutes are available through BoardBook.

Meet the Board

 

 

Tony Quagliano


Committees: Finance (Chair), Buildings & Grounds, HR
Current Term Expires:  Spring 2025

Tony Quagliano, President

 

Mr. Quagliano and his wife, Carol, have lived in the District 158 community for 18 years, where they raised their three sons. Joe, Jason, and Kyle all are HHS graduates.

Tony received a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and is employed at Eric J. Fernandez & Co. CPA’s and Business Consultants in West Dundee and McHenry, where he has worked for more than 25 years. He has been a Certified Public Accountant for more than 30 years.

During his free time, Tony enjoys planning family vacations, cooking, golf, and hiking. His interests include laws and legislation concerning education finance and property taxes. He was a founding member of the D158 Citizen Financial Advisory Committee and has been a Lake in the Hills youth baseball manager for several years.


Kevin Gentry


Committees: HR (Chair), Finance, Curriculum
Current Term Expires:  Spring 2023

Kevin Gentry, Vice President

 

Kevin and his wife, Michele, reside in Huntley where they raised their daughter Alison, who is a 2015 graduate of Huntley High School after attending District schools since kindergarten. They have lived in McHenry County since 1998, moving to Huntley in 2002.

Mr. Gentry holds a BA degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University. Kevin has over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry and is currently employed by Citigroup within the Finance Department of the Retail Services division. Past work experience includes various corporate finance roles with both Sears Roebuck and Whirlpool Corporation. He is also a member of the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs).

Kevin has been a member of the Board of Education since 2007 and has held the positions of President, Vice President, Finance Committee Chair, Building Committee Chair, and Financial Advisory Chair.

During his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with family, biking, and distance running.


Paul Troy


Committees: Buildings & Grounds (Chair), Curriculum, Policy
Current Term Expires: Spring 2025

Paul Troy, Secretary

 

A Lake in the Hills resident since 1998, Paul and his wife, Jennifer, have one daughter who graduated from HHS and one who currently attends HHS. He is currently serving his third term on the Huntley Community School District 158 Board of Education, for which he chairs the Buildings and Grounds Committee and is a member of both the Human Resources and Policy Committees, and is the Secretary.

Currently, Paul works as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. Prior work experience includes IT Solution Engineering at United Airlines, Interim Business Office Manager at District 300, and over two decades of systems engineering work in the wireless communications industry with both Motorola Solutions and Nokia. Paul’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Chief School Business Official certification from Northern Illinois University. He is certified by the State of Illinois to work as a CFO at a school district.

As member of the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), Paul has earned and maintained distinction both as a Master Board Member and as a LeaderShop Academy Fellow, plus was also elected to a Director at-Large role for the IASB’s Kishwaukee Region. He serves his church community as a member of the Fiscal Planning Team. Paul is a past member of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) and is active in the Zeta Psi Fraternity Elder Association of Greater Chicago. Paul coached Tee Ball at the Huntley Park District, served on the Huntley Community District 158 Financial Advisory Committee, and has been part of the Chesak/Martin PTA. An interesting fact about Paul is that he is fluent in Ukrainian. A hockey enthusiast, Paul also enjoys recreational golfing, cooking and travel.


Sean Cratty


Committees: Legislation (Chair), Finance, Buildings & Grounds
Current Term Expires: Spring 2025

Sean Cratty

 

Sean Cratty was appointed to the Board in July 2020.

Cratty is currently the Director of Retail Banking at First National Bank of Omaha and has served the community in a number of roles, including organizer of Huntley Fall Fest, Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of St. Baldrick’s Huntley, member of the Huntley Park Foundation Board, member of the Huntley 158 Education Foundation Board, and member of the Huntley Area Public Library Board.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Monmouth College and is a graduate of the Leadership Greater McHenry County program.

Sean lives in Lake in the Hills with his wife Emmy, and their three children, Hailey, Michael, and Hannah.


Bill Geheren


Committees: Curriculum (Chair), Policy, Communications & Community Engagement, HR
Current Term Expires: Spring 2023

William Geheren

 

William and his wife Mia, have lived in Huntley since 1999. They have had four boys attend Huntley 158 schools. Their eldest son, Michael, attended the University of South Dakota and is an Emmy-winning news producer with KELO-TV. Tommy is a freshman at HHS, and Danny is in sixth grade at Marlowe Middle School. Their late son, Charlie, attended Chesak Elementary and Marlowe Middle School.

Mr. Geheren holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing, management and accounting from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. He was a former middle school and high school teacher and has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience. He also helped launch Huntley Community Radio as a Board Member and Director of Marketing. He and his wife own and operate Huntley Happenings, a local magazine featuring local content and advertising. He also is the anchor of Huntley Radio Evening News and producer, writer and co-host of “2 Gingerz” on Huntley Community Radio.

During his limited free time, William enjoys golf, listening to music and watching football, hockey and baseball (specifically Minnesota teams).


Lesli Melendy


Committees: Communications & Community Engagement (Chair), Legislation, HR
Current Term Expires: Spring 2025

Lesli Melendy

 

Lesli and her husband Matt have lived in the Huntley area since 1998. They have three daughters: Kasey, Kaitlyn, and Karly.

Mrs. Melendy has been an involved community and school member. She served on the executive board for the Chesak/Martin PTA as president as well as the president of the Marlowe PTO. Lesli also coached and sat on the board of Huntley Cheer Association, where she created the first Sparkle cheer team, a cheerleading squad for special needs students. She worked in the school district in the Early Childhood Center, at Martin Elementary School, and as an interventionist at Heineman Middle School. Lesli served on the Anti-Bullying Committee for the school district, as the topic is a passion of hers. Currently, she is on the board of the HHS Athletic Boosters.

Lesli works as the Chief of Staff for a State Senator. In her very limited free time, she enjoys watching her girls in their sports and activities and spending time with her husband and friends.


Melissa Maiorino-Scheiblein


Committees: Policy (Chair), Legislation, Communications & Community Engagement
Current Term Expires:  Spring 2023

Melissa Maiorino-Scheiblein

 

Melissa lives in Huntley with her husband, Josh Scheiblein, and their three children: Tiffany (HHS Class of 2016), Austin (a sophomore in Vanguard Vision) and Gianna (6th grade at Marlowe). They have lived in the area in since 2009.

She spent over 20 years in the construction industry as a project accountant and serves as a sexual assault medical advocate with Northwest CASA/Care Center of McHenry. In addition, her family frequently volunteers in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and she also is on the board of the HHS Athletic Boosters.

As a board member, Melissa is committed to tackling and putting an end to bullying, working to keep our children’s school days as safe as possible, and addressing the topics that are sometimes difficult to discuss. She has particular respect and compassion for the parents of our special needs students and will always strive to ensure they are serviced to the best of our ability.


Member Development

All Illinois school board members must receive training in professional development leadership (P.A. 97-8) and the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 97-504). Mandatory training will also be required after the new teacher evaluation requirements are implemented in each school district. For additional information, see Board policy 2:120, Board Member Development.

The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member. When the training was provided by the Illinois Association of School Boards, the acronym “IASB” follows the listed activity.

Member Development
Member
Activity
Date Completed
Fleck MichaelJoint Annual Conference 201811/16/2018
Fleck MichaelKishwaukee Division Dinner Meeting10/25/2018
Fleck MichaelJoint Annual Conference 201711/17/2017
Fleck MichaelGet Your Message Out: Your Role in Crafting an Effective Public Image11/17/2017
Fleck MichaelJoint Annual Conference 201611/18/2016
Fleck MichaelKishwaukee Division Dinner Meeting09/22/2016
Fleck MichaelPre-netFORUM History08/12/2016
Fleck MichaelPre-netFORUM History08/12/2016
Fleck MichaelCollective Bargaining11/21/2014
Fleck MichaelBoard Presidents11/16/2013
Fleck MichaelBasics of Governance05/11/2013
Fleck MichaelOMA05/10/2013
Fleck MichaelPDLT/PERA05/10/2013
Geheren WilliamJoint Annual Conference 201811/16/2018
Geheren WilliamJoint Annual Conference 201711/17/2017
Geheren WilliamPre-netFORUM History08/12/2016
Geheren WilliamPre-netFORUM History08/12/2016
Geheren WilliamPDLT/PERA11/20/2015
Geheren WilliamMedia Interest or Media Circus11/21/2014
Geheren WilliamThe Trust Edge11/21/2014
Geheren WilliamLeadership by Design11/16/2013
Geheren WilliamDiversity & Inclusion11/16/2012
Geheren WilliamInspiring Trust11/16/2012
Geheren WilliamVision Value Conflicts & Choices11/18/2011
Geheren WilliamBasics of Finance06/18/2011
Geheren WilliamBasics of Law on Board Meetings06/17/2011
Geheren WilliamBasics of Governance06/16/2011
Gentry KevinJoint Annual Conference 201811/16/2018
Gentry KevinJoint Annual Conference 201611/18/2016
Gentry KevinSchool Finance for School Board Members11/18/2016
Gentry KevinPre-netFORUM History08/12/2016
Gentry KevinSchool Finance for Board Members11/20/2015
Gentry KevinSocial Media11/20/2015
Gentry KevinPDLT/PERA11/21/2014
Gentry KevinOMA - Kishwaukee02/09/2012
Gentry KevinData First11/18/2011
Gentry KevinThe Board's First Responsibility11/19/2010
Gentry KevinDiversity & Inclusion11/20/2009
Gentry KevinSuperintendent Evaluation08/13/2009
Gentry KevinSchool Law & Finance06/08/2007
Melendy LesliKishwaukee Division Dinner Meeting10/25/2018
Melendy LesliJoint Annual Conference 201711/17/2017
Melendy LesliNew Board Member Workshops - DeKalb Basics of Governance06/03/2017
Melendy LesliNew Board Member Workshops - DeKalb OMA06/02/2017
Melendy LesliNew Board Member Workshops - DeKalb PDLT/PERA06/02/2017
Quagliano AnthonyJoint Annual Conference 2018 11/16/2018
Quagliano AnthonyJoint Annual Conference 201711/17/2017
Quagliano AnthonyJoint Annual Conference 201611/18/2016
Quagliano AnthonyPre-netFORUM History08/12/2016
Quagliano AnthonyClosing the Gaps AM11/20/2015
Quagliano AnthonyPDLT/PERA11/21/2014
Quagliano AnthonyLeadership by Design11/16/2013
Quagliano AnthonyOMA - Kishwaukee02/09/2012
Quagliano AnthonyFinancial Oversight Essentials11/19/2010
Quagliano AnthonyThe Board and its Superintendent11/21/2008
Quagliano AnthonyMaking Meetings Matter11/16/2007
Troy PaulDivision Officer 2018-1901/02/2019
Troy PaulDelegate Assembly11/18/2018
Troy PaulJoint Annual Conference 201811/16/2018
Troy PaulImprove the Board, Improve Student Achievement: eXceptional Governance11/16/2018
Troy PaulDeep Equity Lens: A Systemic Leadership Process11/16/2018
Troy PaulKishwaukee Division Dinner Meeting10/25/2018
Troy PaulLeaderShop Academy Symposium06/09/2018
Troy PaulCourse: Test Course Community Engagement06/01/2018
Troy PaulDivision Officer 2017-1812/11/2017
Troy PaulJoint Annual Conference 201711/17/2017
Troy PaulGet Your Message Out: Your Role in Crafting an Effective Public Image11/17/2017
Troy PaulFellow Pilot Participation07/14/2017
Troy PaulKishwaukee Division Dinner Meeting03/23/2017
Troy PaulNettelhorst Elementary School Tour11/18/2016
Troy PaulIASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference 201611/18/2016
Troy PaulA Courageous Conversation About Race and Its Impact on Achieving Equity in Schools11/18/2016
Troy PaulKishwaukee Division Dinner Meeting09/22/2016
Troy PaulPre-netFORUM History08/12/2016
Troy PaulPre-netFORUM History08/12/2016
Troy Paul2015-2016 Summary 06/30/2016
Troy PaulLeaderShop Academy Symposium 201606/18/2016
Troy PaulPre-netFORUM History06/04/2016
Troy PaulClosing the Gaps AM11/20/2015
Troy PaulSocial Media PM11/20/2015
Troy PaulMedia Interest or Media Circus11/21/2014
Troy PaulThe Trust Edge11/21/2014
Troy PaulLeadership by Design11/16/2013
Troy PaulTough Talking11/16/2013
Troy PaulProfessional Development Leadership Training for School Board Members05/10/2013
Troy PaulPDLT/PERA05/10/2013
Troy PaulSchool Board Accountability11/16/2012
Troy PaulOMA - Kishwaukee02/09/2012
Troy PaulVision Value Conflicts & Choices11/18/2011
Troy PaulThe Board's First Responsibility11/19/2010
Troy PaulCollective Bargaining11/20/2009
Troy PaulSuperintendent Evaluation08/13/2009
Troy PaulBasics of Finance08/08/2009
Troy PaulBasics of Governance08/06/2009
Troy PaulBasics of Law on Board Meetings08/06/2009
Walker Ra'ShawnJoint Annual Conference 201811/16/2018
Walker Ra'ShawnPDLT and PERA Training for School Board Members11/16/2018
Walker Ra'ShawnKishwaukee Division Dinner Meeting10/25/2018
Walker Ra'ShawnCourse: Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training 2.1*09/21/2018