ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Kelly

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WHERE I COME FROM

Kelly Jakymiw is a wife and mom of four who has lived in Deerfield for 13 years. Her children have attended all of their schooling in District 109. Her oldest son, Charlie, is now a freshman at Deerfield High School; her son Callen is a seventh grader at Shepard Middle School; and her twins, Camden and Claire, are second graders at Walden.

A DEDICATED CAREER

Kelly graduated as valedictorian of Cary-Grove High School in 1999 and was selected to give the commencement speech for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's College of Education 2002 graduation. She graduated with her B.S. in special education and went on to work for Northern Suburban Special Education District as a special education teacher and consultant for eight years, including teaching roles at Ravinia Elementary in Highland Park and Wilmot Elementary in Deerfield.

DEERFIELD EXPERIENCE

Kelly has served as the chair of various Walden PTO committees, including running the Walden Veterans' Day Assembly and the Walden Holiday Care Packages for the Troops Project. She was the Walden PTO treasurer for two years and the co-president/president emeritus for three years. She currently runs the PTO website and communications. Kelly has served on several District 109 committees discussing the issues that have been facing our district, including those focused on standards-based grading, math tracking, TAP/world language, and the middle school model. Kelly is also the treasurer of the non-for-profit Deerfield-based Pegasus FC travel soccer club and has served as a board member for the past three years.

 

Kelly has attended District 109 board meetings for over six years and has spoken from several prepared statements, specifically about standards-based grading, math tracking, the middle school model, and band/orchestra. In seeking a seat on District 109's board of education, Kelly’s fundamental goal is to bring our community together in the effort to provide the best educational practices and highest educational achievement for all our learners

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CHAIR OF PTO COMMITTEES

PTO TREASURER - 2 YEARS

CO-PRESIDENT - 3 YEARS

PTO WEBSITE & COMMUNICATIONS

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TREASURER &

BOARD MEMBER
3 YEARS