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Picture Name School District Student/Finance Brief Bio

Joel Margliano – President  Kankakee School District 111  Student/Finance/IT
Joel has been a part of the Illinois Skyward Steering Committee since 2012 serving as Vice President until 2014 when elected as President. 

He is the Manager of Information Systems in Kankakee School District 111 and works with both Skyward Student and Finance. 

Mike Doney – Vice President, Conference Chair  Galesburg CUSD #205  Student

Mike Doney joined the Steering Committee in January of 2013. Since joining in 2013, he was elected the Annual User Group Conference co-chair for the 2015 Annual User Group Conference. He was also nominated, and accepted the role, for Vice President, starting in January of 2016.

In addition to his work on the Steering Committee, Mike is the Software Support Specialist for Galesburg CUSD #205, where he has worked since 2006. Mike helped implement Skyward from the ground up in Galesburg, and his daily duties revolve around overseeing the day-to-day operations of both the Student and Finance sides of Skyward. 

 Arlissa Holford - SecretaryPeoria SD 150FinanceArlissa Holford is a System Analyst for Peoria Public Schools where they use both Skyward Student and Finance.  Arlissa has been a member of the Steering Committee since January 2015.
 Gerry Mattix-Wand – Treasurer East Alton - Wood River HS District 14 Student/ITGerry Mattix-Wand is the Director of Technology at East Alton-Wood River H.S. District. He has been a 
Skyward Student and Finance User since 1996.

Scott Anthony – Finance Sub-Committee Chair  Consolidated High School District 230 
Scott Anthony is the MIS Manager for Consolidated High School District 230 in Orland Park, IL. CHSD 230 uses both Skyward Student and Finance. Scott joined the Steering Committee in January of 2012 and serves as the Finance Sub-Committee Chair.

Chris Kozik – Student Sub-Committee Chair   McLean County Unit District 5 Student Christopher Kozik is the Data Management Specialist at McLean County Unit District 5 Schools. He has been with Unit 5 since March 2007. Before then, he was the SIS Coordinator at the Illinois State University Laboratory Schools. He is a past President and Vice President of the Illinois Steering Committee. Unit 5 uses both Student and Finance.  
 Lisa BaermannBloomington Public Schools District 87StudentLisa Baermann is the Supervisor of Administrative Technology for Bloomington Public Schools District 87, where they use the Skyward Student package.  They made the move to Skyward Student Management due to Y2K.  Lisa has previously held the position of Secretary for the IL Steering Committee and has been involved with the Steering Committee since 2002.
 Liz BoylesTroy CCSD 30CStudentLiz Boyles is the Director of Information Services for Troy Community Consolidated School District 30C.  She has been with Troy 30C since July 2010.  Troy 30C has been using Skyward Finance and Skyward Student since Spring of 2015.  Liz is also a Manhattan 114 School District Board of Education member since 2010.
 Cheryl BrumettDanville SD #118 StudentCheryl Brumett is the Applications Software Specialist at Danville School District 118 where they use both Skyward Student and Finance. Cheryl joined the Steering Committee in November 2015.


Cheryl serves as secretary on the Bismarck-Henning School District school board and on the newly created Bismarck-Henning Rossville-Alvin Cooperative High School board.

 Lori HausherrRound Lake Area School District 116FinanceLori Hausherr is the Manager of Information Systems and Services for Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 where they use both Skyward Student and Finance.  Round Lake has been using Skyward since 2005.
 Janet JaresKankakee School Dstrict 111 Student/FinanceJanet Jares is the System Technology and Support Specialist for Kankakee School District 111. She been with Kankakee since May 2015, where Skyward Student and Skyward Finance are both being used. Prior to that, she was the Systems Support Coordinator for Crete-Monee School District 201u for 11 years. They also used the Skyward Student and Skyward Finance software.
 Stephanie Kaack Manteno CUSD No. 5 StudentStephanie Kaack is the Data Coordinator for Manteno CUSD No. 5. She started as a Middle School/Technology Administrative Assistant in January 2010, then moved to her current position in July 2013. Stephanie has been a member of the IL Skyward Steering Committee since January 2016.
 Abe LovelessEast St. Louis SD #189StudentAbe Loveless is the Director of Technology for East St. Louis School District #189.  He has been on the Steering Committee since January 2014 and currently helps support Skyward's Student Management System in District 189.

Abe has presented sessions on Data Manipulation and Automation for both the annual IL Skyward User Group Conference and the annual Skyward iCON conference.
 Janna McGilesMonticello CUSD #25 Janna McGiles has been employed with Monticello CUSD #25 as the Human Resource/Payroll Specialist since 2005. In 2014, the district decided to switch to Skyward for their financial management needs, and Janna took the lead role in the implementation of this transition. Janna joined the Skyward Steering Committee in January 2017.

Scott Powers  Olympia CUSD #16  Student Scott Powers is the Technology Director for Olympia CUSD 16 where they use both Skyward Student and Finance. A Skyward user since 2006, Scott joined the Steering Committee in January 2013.
 Tom SteeleManteno CUSD No. 5Finance/ITTom Steele is the Technology Director for Manteno School District and is past Vice-President and President of the IL Skyward Steering Committee.  Tom has extensive experience with both Skyward Finance and Student, but focuses on the backend operation of Skyward. Past-President of the Steering Committee.
Brent Siebring  Skyward
IL Branch Manager

Brent is the Skyward Consulting and Support Manager for Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee and I’ve been with Skyward for 19 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.  Brent is a Registered Certified Public Accountant for the state of Illinois and a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.