July 11, 2012
Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125 Board of Education member Lori Lyman has resigned after nearly four years on the board. Lyman was appointed to the board on August 18, 2008, replacing Diane Holder, and was elected to a four-year term in April 2009.
"I consider myself fortunate to have been a meaningful part of such a successful institution," Lyman said. "The Stevenson community has served my entire family well. In return I believe my family can take pride in what we have returned to the school through student activities and volunteer groups. The friendships and relations our family has made through our involvement will be long lasting. For our children, Stevenson provided a top-notch education and fostered an environment for them to become good citizens in their adult years. For this we are truly grateful."
Lyman, a landscape architect who runs her own company, was an energetic volunteer at Stevenson prior to being appointed to the school board. She served on the Stevenson High School Foundation board of directors; designed the Garden of Peace, Hope and Remembrance on the south end of campus, and the Art Department’s courtyard adjacent to the West Building; and was a regular visitor to architecture and engineering classes to speak with students about her field.
In 2008, Lyman was chosen as the school’s nominee in the Community Volunteer category of the Illinois State Board of Education’s "Those Who Excel" awards program.
"We are grateful for the years of service that Lori has given to District 125, and we will miss her strong commitment to students and the passion that she brings for all things Stevenson High School," said District 125 Superintendent Dr. Eric Twadell. "We wish Lori nothing but the very best as she moves on from the District 125 Board of Education."
The Board of Education is seeking qualified District 125 residents who are interested in filling the vacancy created by Lyman’s departure. Her term will expire in April 2013. Individuals who are U.S. citizens, are 18 years of age, have been residents of the district for one year, and are registered voters are qualified for membership on the school board.
Anyone interested in serving on the District 125 Board of Education may send a letter to Nancy Wagner of Stevenson High School. Letters may be sent by email to email@example.com
or via U.S. mail to her at Two Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. The letter must include the following information:
1) Name, address, phone number and email address.
2) Educational background.
3) Occupational information as applicable.
4) Reasons for interest in the position.
5) Other information the applicant may think pertinent.
The District 125 Board of Education will interview candidates on the evening of Tuesday, July 31. For more information, contact Superintendent Dr. Eric Twadell at 847-415-4101.