Kimberly Leonard, Board President
Kimberly Leonard was seated on the Board in 2011 and serves on the Superintendent Evaluation, Policy, and Negotiations Committees. She has completed the mandated board training.Kimberly has been a resident of Evergreen Park for over 30 years. She graduated from Trinity Christian College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Education.
Sean Hynes was seated on the Board in 2015 and serves on the Finance, Negotiations, SCOPE, and Facilities Committees. He is scheduled to attend workshops in order to complete the State-mandated new school board member training.
Sean earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently works as a director of investment management in the financial industry where he has over 10 years of experience. Prior to that, Sean spent five years working in the information technology field in consulting and technology support roles.
Sean, his wife Meghan, and their two daughters, both of whom attend Southwest Elementary School, have been residents of Evergreen Park for over eight years. The Hynes family moved to the village (Meghan’s hometown) after having lived in Connecticut. For six years, Sean has volunteered with the Evergreen Park Youth Soccer program.
Sean believes that public schools are among a community’s greatest assets. He looks forward to playing a vital role in supporting and strengthening District 124’s educational resources to move the district in the direction of being one of the top in the state.
Gina Canon was seated on the Board in 2013 and serves on the Policy and Student Discipline Committees and as the Illinois Association of School Boards Representative. She has completed the mandated board training.
When Gina is not doing Board work she works for a local retailer that sells home improvement products. Gina also volunteers her time running Project Linus Charity events and with the Evergreen Park Stallion Cheerleaders.
Robert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Lewis University, a Master of Education from Loyola University, and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University. Although currently retired, he has a diverse background in the accounting and education fields, having spent 13 years in the private sector as an accountant and 12 years working at four different school districts as a business manager. Robert has also taught at Moraine Valley Community College, Lewis University, and the Becker CPA Review. He holds an Illinois CPA license and a Type 75 administrative certificate with an endorsement as a Chief School Business Official.
Robert has resided in Evergreen Park for 41 years and is married with two children. He has spent numerous years volunteering with local organizations including working with Evergreen Park’s Punt, Pass, and Kick contest for 23 years. Robert also spent seven years as a baseball coach in the village.
One of Robert’s goals as a board member is to maintain and ensure fairness and transparency with both financial and non-financial issues. He looks forward to sharing his vast experience from the other side of the board table as well as working with the other board members to focus on looking at the best business decision first.
Claudia sees her role as a Board member as an opportunity to facilitate the initiatives of the Superintendent, teachers and administrators. She also hopes to deepen communication between the school district and community.
Claudia is also an author and a former journalist for The Reporter newspaper. She said she made a concerted effort to highlight positive people and organizations within Evergreen Park and surrounding communities.
She resigned from both, D124 and The Reporter, in 2017 to start her own company, Claudia Parker Portraits, where she specializes in photography and videography. She holds three business degrees, an Associates and Bachelor’s from Benedictine University and an MBA from Saint Xavier University.Email: email@example.com