Board of Education

Board Members

Board Members

Kerry Bryson
Kerry Bryson
During the 2014-15 school year, I had the opportunity to participate in the Ottawa Elementary School District Strategic Planning workshop and to serve as a member of the Community Interview Committee for Jefferson School's incoming principal. I enjoyed both experiences very much, which led me to pursue the opportunity to further serve the community, staff, and students as a member of the OES Board. As a parent of two young students in the District, I have seen firsthand that the District possesses many strengths and assets with which to meet the many challenges presently facing school districts statewide. I believe in the value of a public education, and as a board member I will work to ensure that the District continues its tradition of providing a quality education to all of its students.
  • Open Meetings Act - 07/19/2015
  • PERA - 11/20/2015
  • Professional Development Leadership - 11/20/2015
Mark Fisher
Mark Fisher
President
I was elected to the school board in February after being encouraged by friends to run for one of the openings on the board and to give something back to the Ottawa community in which I have lived for 26 years. Though I have only been a member of the board for a short time, I have enjoyed working with Superintendent Cleve Threadgill, my fellow board members, and all the dedicated Ottawa elementary school administrators, department directors and staff in an effort to bolster Ottawa's tradition of providing a quality education to our students and a safe, challenging and fun learning environment for both students and teachers.
  • Open Meetings Act - 04/09/2014
  • PERA - 11/22/2013
  • Professional Development Leadership - 07/10/2013
Mary Ganiere
Mary Ganiere
Our school district has a reputation for quality education. Our teachers are excellent along with top notch administrators and support staff to help our students. I'm proud of our district and the services we provide for our children. I enjoy being on the Board and hope to help the district through the lean times ahead.
  • Open Meetings Act - 09/15/2011
  • PERA - 07/30/2013
  • Professional Development Leadership - 12/01/2012
Ron Henson
Ron Henson
I enjoy serving on the OES school board as it gives me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many Ottawa children. As a board member, it allows us to help frame policy, which guides the educational opportunities for our students. We also serve as an elected representative of the community who work to balance the interests of our children, the taxpayer, and the school district. This also gives me the opportunity to work with the outstanding OES staff.
  • Open Meetings Act - 02/28/2012
  • PERA - 1/12/15
  • Professional Development Leadership - 07/10/201
Maribeth Manigold
Maribeth Manigold
I believe a good education is the first step to a fulfilling and successful life. The OES administration, staff, and board work tirelessly to offer the best educational opportunities to our students. I am proud to be a member of such a dedicated team.
  • Open Meetings Act - 02/28/2012
  • PERA - 1/12/15
  • Professional Development Leadership - 07/10/2013
Stephen Omolecki
Stephen Omolecki
I became a school board member to serve the community by helping to provide a quality education to its children. I particularly enjoy the part of our board meetings where we recognize students for their achievements.
  • Open Meetings Act - 02/28/2012
  • PERA - 1/12/15
  • Professional Development Leadership - Not Required
Kurt Stevenson
Kurt Stevenson
As a lifelong resident of Ottawa, I have witnessed firsthand the quality education that the Ottawa Elementary School District affords. My children and I are all products of the Ottawa school system. While we all had positive experiences, it wasn’t until my son entered school that I realized just how important teachers and the administration were to my family. As the parents of a special needs child, my wife and I have had the good fortune to live in a community with an active and engaged school system. Now, I feel compelled to give back and help ensure it remains strong to help the next generation of children and parents.
  • Open Meetings Act - 03/08/2014
  • PERA - 11/22/2013
  • Professional Development Leadership - 07/10/2013

Board Meetings

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July Board Meeting
On 7/18/2017 at 6:00 PM
At Central Elementary School
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  • Minutes
  • August Board Meeting
    On 8/15/2017 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Elementary School
  • Agenda
  • MInutes
  • Special Meeting September 12, 2017
    On 9/7/2017
    At District Office 320 West Main Street, Ottawa, IL
  • Agenda
  • Minutes
  • September Board Meeting
    On 9/19/2017 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Elementary School
  • Agenda
  • Minutes
  • Special Meeting Board Policy Committee
    On 9/28/2017 at 4:45 PM
    At District Office 320 W. Main Street, Ottawa, IL
  • Minutes
  • October Board Meeting
    On 10/17/2017 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Elementary School
  • Agenda
  • Special Board Meeting
    On 10/19/2017 at 5:00 PM
    At District Office 320 W. Main St. Ottawa, IL
  • Agenda
  • November Board Meeting
    On 11/21/2017 at 6:00 PM
    At Jefferson Elementary School
    December Board Meeting
    On 12/19/2017 at 6:00 PM
    At Shepherd Middle School
    January Board Meeting
    On 1/16/2018 at 6:00 PM
    At McKinley Elementary School
    February Board Meeting
    On 2/20/2018 at 6:00 PM
    At Lincoln Elementary School
    March Board Meeting
    On 3/20/2018 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Elementary School
    April Board Meeting
    On 4/17/2018 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Elementary School
    May Board Meeting
    On 5/15/2018 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Elementary School
    June Board Meeting
    On 6/19/2018 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Elementary School