Board Salutes

Board Salute Recipients


Board Salute Recipients

2016-2017 School Year


At its regular monthly meetings, the Benjamin School District 25 board of education bestows a special "salute" onto an individual/group of individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in collaborating with district staff to help improve the district's learning environment. Following is a listing of honorees for the current school year.

Month and Person(s)/Group Honored with a Board Salute:



Philip Ehrhardt, Ed.D., superintendent; Janice Youngwith, District Newsletter Editor; Karen Olson, District Newsletter Photographer; and, Steve Treudt, West Chicago Printing, District Newsletter design and publishing.



Alisa Williams, Mohammed Qureski and Vince Engstrom--Ecolab Learning Grant Program; Greg Martin--Visions for Learning Grant, Engineering Simple Machines; Allison Agres--Vision for Learning Grant, Leaping Into Lexia; Lynette Wright--School Grant for Healthy Kids Game On.



Luke Madden, Eagle Scout--band instrument storage cabinet; Carol Pasker and Tracie Cicero--PTA book fair chairpersons; Colleen Morgan--outdoor education grant; Carrie Williams, Dan Baker and Kimpha Keoborakot-4th grade Morton Arboretum field trip grant.



Matthew Turek, Janice Youngwith and Lynette Wright for obtaining the IEA SCORE Grant of $1000 for jazz band equipment; Kim Gieser, LEGO Local Initiative Grant of $1000 for Ozobot classroom kits; Lynette Wright for successfully writing a Fundamental Field Hockey Grant from USA Field Hockey for field hockey equipment; Jenni Engstrom received accolades for her role as chairperson of the Foundation's Fall Festival; and Community Fellowship Church for the outstanding collaboration efforts between our two organizations.






Kimpha Keoborakot, for successfully securing a $1000  Toshiba America Foundation's Math Magic Program grant, to be used to purchase Ozobots, tiny smart computer robots, for the fourth grade classrooms.



Laura Pfanenstiel, 2016-2017 Du Page Region Elementary School Principal of the Year

Charlene Sligting, AAA Chicago award of funds for the purchase of bike racks for Benjamin Middle School

H.O.P.E. Student Group, for successfully researching and identifying the bike racks for Benjamin Middle School



Gaetano Lambesis, Manager-Wal-Mart for Healthy Cooking/Eating Grant Funding