St. Giles School Board of Specified Jurisdiction Members
The following people make up the school board for the 2017-2018 school year.
Tracy Wysockey — BSJ Chair
Tracy is an active member of the St. Giles community, which she has been involved in for the past ten years. Tracy has 2 recent graduates and Beau in 8th and Livy in 6th this year. She has served as PTO President, Black & Gold Gala Chair, and most recently, the new after-school Enrichment Programs Chair. She also serves on the St. Giles Parish CCW board Chairing Domestic Violence Awareness. When not volunteering for St. Giles, she volunteers for Sarah’s Inn and for the Pro Bono Network, a group of lawyers working locally to help those without a voice in the system. She is passionate about St. Giles and is eager to make a difference.
Kent Pflederer — Finance Chair
Kent is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), the fourth largest producer of container board and corrugated products in the United States. He has served in this position since 2007 and manages all legal affairs for the company. He has an accounting degree from the University of Illinois, a law degree from Northwestern University and worked as a tax accountant and as a capital markets attorney before joining PCA. He has served on the school’s Finance Committee since 2013. Kent and his wife, Heather, have lived in Oak Park and attended St. Giles Parish since 2003 and have been actively involved in parish, school and local youth sports activities. They have three children; Jake is in 3rd grade at St. Giles School.
Meghan Hurley Gibbs — Marketing Chair
Meghan has been a parishioner since 2014, when she and her husband, Ted, enrolled their oldest daughter in preschool at St. Giles. She currently has a daughter in first grade, a son in kindergarten, and a son and a daughter still at home. During her time as a St. Giles parent, Meghan has volunteered with the PTO and served on the marketing committee. Originally from South Dakota, Meghan graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2001. Upon graduation, she volunteered with Amate House, where she began her work as a teacher and administrator in Chicago Catholic schools. Meghan has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Dominican University and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Loyola University Chicago. Since having her family, Meghan has done consulting work for Big Shoulders Fund and Chicago-area Catholic schools.
Jonathan Sluys — Tech Committee Chair
Jonathan has been a member of the St. Giles Community since 2011 when he moved to Oak Park with his wife Caroline. Their two children attend St. Giles and are currently in kindergarten and second grade. Having grown up in Sweden, Jonathan graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2004. He is co-founder of Breakout Studio, an upstart branding and marketing agency in Chicago with clients worldwide. Jonathan also serves as a technology advisor and launch partner to several early-stage startups. He has led award-winning creative for clients such as Google, Facebook, GE, P&G, Allen Edmonds, Patagonia, and others, and is fluent in German and Swedish. He has a love for computers, and began his tech support role in 6th grade when his homeroom teacher brought him out of class to help trouble-shoot her computer. Feel free to contact Jonathan with any suggestions or comments for St. Giles technical issues at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flavia Trucco Morrissey — Member-at-large
Flavia and her husband, Mike, have been parishioners of St. Giles since 1984. Their three children attended St. Giles, the youngest graduating in 2000. They have grandchildren in 2nd and Kindergarten at St. Giles this year. Flavia attended St. Angela Grammar School, Trinity High School, DePaul University (Bachelors in Elementary Education) and Dominican University (Masters in Library and Information Science). She taught for 18 years, 14 years as a librarian/resource teacher at St. Giles. Through the years, she has volunteered in many St. Giles programs including Market Day, Great Books, Rainbows for All God’s Children, and the Restore the Gift Capital Campaign. Flavia is committed to continuing her support of St. Giles School by serving as a member of the School Board.
Liz Moroney, Athletic Advisory Committee Co-Chair
Liz Moroney has been an active member of the St. Giles Community for 10 years. She has served on the executive committee of the PTO for the past 5 years and was President in 2014-15. She has also chaired Market Day, Halloween Party and All School-Dance. A Boston native, Liz is a 1996 graduate from Marquette University where she studied Communications. Liz settled in Oak Park after marrying Mike (also a Marquette graduate). A St. Giles alumnus, Mike Moroney has coached soccer for St. Giles and is currently a member of the St. Giles Men’s Society. Professionally, Liz has been a member of the Gloor Realty team for the past 16 years and also rehabs houses in the Oak Park area. Liz and Mike have a recent graduate from St. Giles – Megan, and Annie in 7th and Liam in 4th at St. Giles and Clare in 4th at Mann this year. Her favorite past time is attending her children’s athletic games.
Tony Schmitz, Development Chair
Tony and his wife, Claire Noonan, moved from Chicago to Oak Park three years ago. Their daughters Mary and Margaret are in 5th grade and Kindergarten, respectively. Tony attended Loras College before moving to Chicago to teach at Visitation Elementary School through the Dominican Volunteers program. He received his J. D. in 1993 from Illinois Institute Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent Law School. Tony has worked as a trial attorney and as an adjunct professor at a local university. He now enjoys being a stay-at-home dad.
Mary Catherine Wygonik, Member-at-large
Mary Catherine and her husband Ed have been members of St. Giles Parish for over forty years. All five of their children attended St. Giles School. Mary Catherine was involved in the PREP program and also taught Reading and fourth and fifth grades for eight years at St. Giles. She served in a myriad of capacities as a parish and school volunteer. At one time Mary Catherine was the Youth Minister. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from Marygrove College and her Masters in Supervision and Administration from Roosevelt University. In over forty years of education, Mary Catherine has served students and their families from pre -school to college. As an administrator, she was a district ESL supervisor, assistant principal and principal in two different schools. Her experience is in both Catholic and public education. Presently, she is an adjunct professor at Dominican University and teaches the Teach for America students. Her community involvement includes president of a board of a recovery house, ESL tutor, volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages, and feeding the homeless.
Sara Yount, Member-at-large
Sara, her husband Josh, and their three boys have lived in Oak Park and been members of St. Giles Parish since 2005. Their oldest son, Henry is a freshman at OPRF and their younger boys, Peter and James are entering 6th grade and 4th grade at Mann Elementary, where Sara has been on the PTO Board for the past four years. Also, she has been very actively involved in the St. Giles Religious Education Program having served on the Religious Education Advisory Board, co-chaired the PREP program for two years, volunteered as a catechist, and now works as the PREP Program Coordinator. Additionally, Sara has volunteered as a Lector and a Eucharistic Minister. She is excited to serve on the St. Giles School Board.