District 88 installs new Board of Education, thanks outgoing Board member for years of service

During a District 88 Board of Education Special Meeting on April 27, the district installed new Board member Gail Galivan and returning Board members Donna Craft Cain, Daniel Olson and Amy Finnegan, who were elected during the April 4 Consolidated Election. Board member Lisa Knauf administered the Oaths of Office. To watch the installation, click on the video above.

Read more about Galivan, Craft Cain, Olson and Finnegan at the links below.

Gail Galivan

Donna Craft Cain

Daniel Olson

Amy Finnegan

The Board then elected the following Officers for a two-year term:

  • President: Donna Craft Cain

  • Vice President: Daniel Olson

  • Secretary: Amy Finnegan

The Board and administration also thanked outgoing Board member Lisa Knauf for her years of service. Knauf received a personalized glass sculpture created by former Willowbrook Art Department Head Bob Fritz to commemorate and honor her contributions to the District 88 learning community. To watch the presentation, click on the video above.

Knauf has served on the District 88 Board of Education since 2019 and has been part of 10 Board committees that oversee policies, finances, facilities, technology, student scholarships and more. She is the parent of two District 88 graduates. Knauf received her bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and her JD degree from Northern Illinois University. She is an attorney and owns a local legal practice.

Galivan, Craft Cain, Olson and Finnegan will join Board members Chris Poirier, Diana Stout and Jean Taylor. They also were recognized during the Addison Community Inauguration Ceremony on April 27. A video of that event will be posted soon on this page.

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