Evergreen ParkElementary School District 124

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Meet the Board of Education

Colleen Klimczak (President)
Term Expires: 2025
DRT, IASB Delegate, Negotiations, Supt. Eval

Colleen was re-elected to a second four-year term on the Board of Education in 2021. She was elected President at this time, after serving as the Board's Vice President for the previous two years.
All of Colleen’s children attended and graduated from D124 schools. Colleen has served the families and community in D124 via participation in the Southwest School Booster Club and the District Communication Committee. Colleen also served as the board representative on the D124 Education Foundation, of which she was a founding member and Director. Colleen has completed the required School Board training.
In addition to being an involved parent, Colleen is also an involved citizen in the Evergreen Park Community. She is actively involved with many ministries in her local church parish, and has served the children of District 124 as a Cub Scout Den Leader and Cubmaster. Colleen graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Business 
Management. She has been a business owner since 2003, and is a member of the Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce. Colleen grew up in Kalamazoo, Mich., and has been a resident of Evergreen Park since 1993.


Claudia Parker (Vice President)
Term Expires: 2023
Handbook/Discipline, Policy, Insurance

Claudia Parker and her husband have resided in Evergreen Park since 2001. They have two daughters attending school in District 124. Claudia joined the Board by appointment in August of 2018, was elected for office in April 2019, and became the Board's Vice President in 2021. Parker previously oversaw communications and photography as the first Communications Coordinator for the District before serving on the school board. Claudia has always taken an active role in her children's education, through serving on the PBIS committee, participating in booster club activities, and volunteering in the classroom.

Claudia is a published author and a former journalist for The Reporter newspaper. Claudia made a concerted effort to highlight positive people and organizations within Evergreen Park and surrounding communities. In 2017, Claudia started her own company specializing in photography and videography. As an elected board member since 2019, Claudia said she desires to support the district by ensuring fair and equitable decisions are made for all students and staff. Caludia has completed the required School Board training.

Kim Leonard (Secretary)

Term Expires: 2023
Finance, Negotiations, IASB Rep

Born and raised in Evergreen Park, Kim is an alumna of both District 231 and 124; she has resided in Evergreen Park with her husband and three children since 2003. Kim’s eldest child is a graduate from both village school districts, while her middle child will be attending EPCHS in the fall, and her youngest is still attending school in District 124. Currently, Kim teaches social studies and religion in a private school and continues to grow her passion to educate students.

Since 2011, Kim has served as a board member in District 124, on various committees, and held the position of Board President from 2015-2021. Kim is committed to supporting the District by making good, solid decisions, and being fiscally responsible to ensure a high-quality education for all students. She has completed the required School Board training.

Email: kleonard@d124.org


Daniel Malloy
Term Expires: 2023
DRT, Health and Wellness, Insurance

Daniel Malloy was born and raised in Evergreen Park, where he has lived for 36 years. He has been married for 12 years and has three children in the District. He was newly elected in April 2019 to the Board of Education. Dan earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Governors State University in 2015. He currently works for ComEd as a troubleman. When the lights go out, he is responsible for getting them back on quickly and safely!

Volunteering as a coach for the Boys Club and at a shelter for the homeless, Dan is committed to helping people in our community and communities around Evergreen Park. He believes that children are the future of this country, and that education plays a pivotal role in shaping their future and the future of this country. Dan is committed to playing an important role in our school district, and to driving decisions that advance our students’ learning.


Rachel Marroquin
Term Expires: 2025
Facilities, Finance, Supt Eval (21, 21-22), Discipline / Handbook (alt year from Supt Eval)

Rachel was born and raised in the Southwest side of Chicago.  She has resided in Evergreen Park since 2012. Both of her children attend school in Evergreen Park School District 124. She has been an elementary school teacher for more than 13 years. She currently is a K-4 STEAM teacher in Summit, Illinois. Before starting her teaching career, she was a legal secretary in downtown Chicago for more than 12 years.

She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Education from Trinity Christian College and her master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from UIC. She also has extensive training in Illinois for NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).

Being it is her first year as a board member, Rachel is excited, and ready to get up-to-speed on all that is taking place in the district.  She is hoping to bring a new lens to the board.  She feels that her background in working for an attorney all those years, being a teacher herself, a mom, and a community member are all helpful to her being able to put her best foot forward in the job at hand.

Patrick McKeever
Term Expires: 2025
EP Foundation, Facilities, Negotiations
Judy Rayson
Term Expires: 2025
AERO, Policy, Supt Eval (22-23) Discipline/Handbook (alt year from Supt Eval)
Judy and her family have lived in Evergreen Park for the past 14 years. Both of her children enjoyed their elementary years at schools in District 124. Her son currently attends Central, while her daughter attends EPCHS. Judy has been an involved parent in the district serving as treasurer of the D124 Education Foundation and volunteering at various school events. She holds a bachelor's from Loyola University and a master's from DePaul University. Judy has taught eighth grade in a neighboring district for the past 15 years, and before that, taught high school English. 
Judy looks forward to participating in decision-making that continues to ensure a high-quality educational experience for students, promotes equity among the schools, and supports the hard-working, talented staff.