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Scipione appointed as new board member

Nicholas ScipioneOn June 20, 2019, the District 54 School Board appointed Nicholas Scipione to the board to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Charlotte Kegarise on May 23.

“I am looking forward to supporting and maintaining the tradition of excellence for which District 54 has long been recognized,” Scipione said. “As an educator and father of two young children, future educational opportunities are very important to me. The tradition of excellence to ensure student success for my children and all the students of the district will be my top priority.”

The School Board interviewed 16 candidates during the week of June 10 and chose Scipione from the large group of qualified individuals.

“Nicholas is a passionate supporter of public education with a history of service to our community,” Board President Bob Kaplan said. “He will be an excellent, collaborative addition to the board.”

Scipione has been a science teacher at Glenbard East High School since 2004 and the school’s Science, Technology and Engineering Department chair since 2009. He worked at the Schaumburg Township District Library from 1999 to 2009 and served as a Library Board Trustee from 2009 to 2015. Scipione also serves as a Village of Schaumburg Planning Commissioner, a role he has held since 2015.

Scipione will serve until the next School Board election on April 6, 2021. If he wishes to remain on the board, he must run for the office.