Board of Directors
Meet the Illinois Skyward Steering Committee Members
Kankakee School District 111
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.
Vice President & Webmaster
Manteno CUSD No. 5
Stephanie 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. Manteno has a combined Skyward database and is migrating from SMS 2.0 to Qmlativ July 2020.
Secretary & Conference Chair
Peoria SD 150
Arlissa 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.
East Alton - Wood River HS District 14
Gerry 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.
Student 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 has served as the Finance Sub-Committee Chair. As of February 2019, Scott now serves as the Student Sub-Committee Chair.
IT Sub-Committee Chair
Clinton Consolidated Unit School District 15
Eric Barringer is the Director of Technology at Clinton CUSD 15. CUSD 15 uses Skyward Student and Finance. Eric has been a user of Skyward since 2006. He has been a member of the Steering Committee since 2019 and serves as the IT Sub-Committee Chair
R. J. Gravel
Finance Sub-Committee Chair
Glenbrook School District 225
Finance - Qmlativ
Dr. R.J. Gravel has served as Assistant Superintendent for Business Services for Glenbrook School District 225 since July 2016. R.J. has been a member of the Steering Committee since 2019 and serves as the Finance Sub-Committee Chair.
Bloomington Public Schools District 87
Lisa 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.
Troy CCSD 30C
Liz 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.
Danville SD #118
Cheryl 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. She serves as secretary on the Bismarck-Henning School District school board and on the newly created Bismarck-Henning Rossville-Alvin Cooperative High School board.
Glenbard Township High School District 87
John has been a Systems Administrator for the Business and Human Resources departments of Glenbard Township High School District 87 since 2011. John has worked with the Skyward Business Suite since 2014 and joined the Illinois Skyward Steering Committee in 2019.
Kankakee School District 111
Janet 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.
East St. Louis SD #189
Abe 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.
Manteno CUSD No. 5
Tom 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.
Rock Falls Township High School District 301
Christine Zollinger is the Human Resources/Finance Specialist for Rock Falls Township High School District 301. Christine started with Rock Falls in 2014, however has been a Skyward user since 2006 while working for Wisconsin School Districts. Rock Falls utilizes Skyward Fiance and Skyward Student for their software needs. Christine joined the IL Skyward Steering Committee in February 2019.
Skyward - IL Branch Manager
Brent is the Skyward Consulting and Support Manager for Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee and has 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.