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May 6, 2021
District 207 Board of Education Selects New Officers

The District 207 Board of Education on Monday, May 3, elected Paula Besler as its president during the board’s organizational meeting. This is Besler’s third term as president of the board and she has served on the board since 2014. The Board named Sheila Yousuf-Abramson as its new vice-president. She has served on the board since 2019, In addition, Linda Coyle, Ashley Kilburg, Jin Lee and Carla Owen were sworn in after being elected by the community in April. Coyle has been a board member since 2017, Lee since 2013 and Owen since 2012.

The Board of Education members welcomed Kilburg during the meeting. She is the newest member of the Board being elected in April.

In addition, the Board thanked Aurora Austriaco for her four years of service to the Board of Education during the meeting.

“The four years that I have had as a school board member have been so enriching,” Austriaco said. “This is the best school board.” She also thanked the administration and superintendent for their service as part of her remarks.