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Notice of Open Meetings
The Board of Education of Will County School District 92 will meet in open session meetings on the third
(3rd) Tuesday of each month, with the exception of the December 2021 meeting. Specific dates are listed
August 17, 2021
September 21, 2021
October 19, 2021
November 16, 2021
December 14, 2021 (2nd Tuesday)
January 18, 2022
February 15, 2022
March 15, 2022
April 19, 2022
May 17, 2022
June 21, 2022
The meeting time will be 7:00 p.m. Meeting location is Oak Prairie Junior High School, 15161 S. Gougar
Road, Homer Glen, Will County, Illinois, 60491.
Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change through Board of Education action.
Adopted: May 18, 2021
Board of Education members serve four-year terms and elections are staggered every two years. The next election for the Board of Education members will be Spring 2023. If you would like more information please visit the Election page of the Will County Clerk website.
Meet Our Board Members
PRESIDENT, Matthew Dusterhoft
Matthew Dusterhoft was appointed to the Will County District 92 School Board in September 2018 and elected to his first term in April of 2019. For the last 15 years he has served as the Director of Technology for Lockport Township High School. He is an advocate for a public education system that includes a wide range of curriculum offerings to meet all students needs. Matthew and his wife have lived in Lockport since 2005 and currently, have 2 children attending the district. Dusterhoft earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and an MBA from the University of Illinois-Urbana. Matthew has completed Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training, Performance Evaluation Act (PERA) Training, and Professional Development Leadership (PDLT) Training.
VICE PRESIDENT, Doreen Sweis
Doreen Sweis has served on the District 92 School Board since April 2013. Her professional education and training is in Speech Pathology, and in 1994 she earned a master’s degree from Saint Xavier University. Doreen has spent over 20 years in hospitals working with adult stroke, traumatic brain injury, and head and neck cancer patients. Currently she is part of a neurovascular surgery team at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she serves as a stroke liaison. Doreen and her husband Andrew have lived in Homer Glen for 22 years. Their three children Jacob, Halle, and Emme all attended District 92 schools. For many years Doreen was very active as a parent volunteer, room mom, co-chair for Santa’s Secret Workshop, and District 92 sales coordinator. Volunteering provided her with an opportunity to create a strong rapport with the District 92 community, including parents, teachers, and administration. As a Board member, Doreen has advocated for children and assisted District 92 teachers and staff to get what they need to succeed. She continues to strive to be an integral part of maintaining the excellence of District 92 schools. Doreen is committed to staying visible in all four schools to maintain strong communication and professional respect among district staff and families. Doreen enjoys visiting her two oldest children at college and attending their sporting events. She also enjoys interior design and shopping! During the summer months, Doreen and her family spend most weekends at their summer home in Powers Lake, Wisconsin. Doreen has completed Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training, Performance Evaluation Act (PERA) Training, and Professional Development Leadership (PDLT) Training. She has served on various Board committees and has also received recognition from IASB for achieving Master Board Member Level I.
SECRETARY, Adrianna Washington
Adrianna Washington began her term in April 2021. Adrianna and her husband (Kenneth) moved to Homer Glen in 2015. Together they have four children - all of whom are students within the district. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Child and Family Welfare. Adrianna is also a licensed Cosmetologist, working with the State of Illinois to provide services and haircare education to transitional youth. Over the past four years, Adrianna has increasingly taken an interest in all things D92. As a sports mom and volunteer, she has had the privilege of getting to know many families within the district and building many relationships. Prior to joining the Board, she volunteered to partner with the district staff on various committees, acting as a parent advocate. As a parent who values transparency and consistent communication, Adrianna’s goal is to personify those principles while serving the families of all District 92 schools. Adrianna has completed Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training, Basics of Government Training, Performance Evaluation Act (PERA) Training, and Professional Development Leadership (PDLT) Training.
MEMBER, Melissa Dopke
Melissa Dopke was elected to the District 92 School Board in April 2021. Melissa is a lifelong resident of Lockport. She, her husband, and her two sons have lived in District 92 since 2013. Melissa has a Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Illinois University where she studied Business Management. Melissa has worked for Ace Hardware Corporation in Oak Brook since 2006. There, she on-boards new vendors and collaborates the training, development, and customer service needs of new and existing vendors into the Ace Hardware family. Melissa participates and volunteers extensively with Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. She also is a Religious Education teacher for Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Homer Glen. Melissa has a passion for building strong relationships among peers in an effort to foster growth and development toward a common goal for the students of the district. She also believes that strong communication and planning on the part of the board is essential so all kids receive a high level of educational, social-emotional, and extracurricular experiences that will serve as a catalyst for their adult lives. Melissa has completed Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training, Basics of Governance Training, Performance Evaluation Act (PERA) Training, and Professional Development Leadership (PDLT) Training.
MEMBER, Grant Ferkaluk
Grant has completed Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training, Performance Evaluation Act (PERA) Training, and Professional Development Leadership (PDLT) Training.
MEMBER, James Gorecki
Jim and his wife are lifelong residents of the Lockport area and have been living in the district for over thirty-three years. His three daughters are third generation District 92 graduates that have taken their educational experiences into the medical and education professions. His goals have changed little towards his Board responsibilities in 16 years of service, and he remains focused on continuing to improve D92 for future generations in his 5th term on the Board. Jim remains focused on keeping spending in line while trying to get the most educational impact for the money. He is also focused on continued facilities improvements that will be a benefit to students and staff to provide the proper environment to promote learning for years to come. Jim has completed Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training, Performance Evaluation Act (PERA) Training, and Professional Development Leadership (PDLT) Training. He has also received recognition from IASB for achieving Master Board Member Level I.
MEMBER, Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton was elected to the School Board in April 2019. Jake and his wife Mary, who is a teacher in District 92, have enjoyed living here since 2003. Two of their three children attend District 92 schools with the youngest starting in a few years. Jake currently serves as Vice President and head of Information Security Risk Management for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in computer science from DePaul University. He is committed to creating an environment where students have a strong sense of community throughout their time in D92 and are well prepared to meet the unique challenges they may face. In addition, he is an advocate of providing our educators the tools and the freedom they need to provide a world-class education to each student. Helping to shape the District’s strategic vision with an understanding of how technology will affect our students as they prepare for the modern workforce is a key driver for Jake. Jake has completed Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training, Performance Evaluation Act (PERA) Training, and Professional Development Leadership (PDLT) Training.