• As School Board members of Consolidated High School District 230, we model the Core Values through Thought - Meaning - Action by:

    • Recognizing, utilizing and respecting the diverse talents of all board members
    • Modeling ethical leadership in deliberating and goal-setting
    • Utilizing data-driven decision-making for continuous improvement that maximizes student and staff potential
    • Maintaining the high standards of the district through accountability, transparency and support to fellow Board members, students, staff and community

     

    The School Board can be contacted at schoolboard@d230.org. All board members receive correspondence sent to this email.

     

    All District 230 School Board members comply with the required board member training.

 Tony Serratore

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Tony Serratore

President

School Board President Tony Serratore was elected to the School Board in 2013. Prior to joining the Board he served for five years as a community representative on the District's Building and Finance Committee. He was also a Board member of the Andrew Music Parent's Association. He graduated from Brother Rice High School, received a Bachelor's degree from St. Mary's University and an MBA from DePaul University. He is Vice President/Audit Manager for International Bank of Chicago.

 Melissa Gracias

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Melissa Gracias

Vice President

Melissa Gracias was first elected to the District 230 Board of Education in 2013.  She currently serves as the Board Vice President as well as the Chair of the Student Services Committee, Districts Scope Representative, and as the Delegate for the District at the Illinois Association of School Boards.  Melissa is an active supporter of the Amos Alonzo Stagg community, and actively volunteers throughout the entire district.  Melissa is also involved in the Palos Park community.  She is a current member of the Palos Park Police Foundation and volunteers annually at the Autumn in the park festival. She has also volunteered in the Religious Ed program at Our Lady of the Woods. Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree from Davenport University in Grand Rapids Mi. She has obtained a Master Board member status and is also a Leadership Fellow.

 Susan Dalton

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Susan Dalton

Secretary

Susan Dalton was elected to the School Board in 2013. She joined the board because of her interest in public education and is inspired by the student body. She has served as Recording Secretary for Sandburg's PFSA and as a member of the school's Parent School Improvement Committee. She was involved with District 135's PFE for many years. She is a graduate of Sandburg and Moraine Valley Community College. She is employed at Diamond Pool and Spa, Inc. as an office administrator and human resources coordinator.

 Mike Hardek

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Mike Hardek

Mike Hardek was elected to the School Board in 2019. Prior to being elected, he served on the Building and Finance Committee. He is President of the Orland Park Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Orland Park Rotary Club. He holds a Bachelor's degree in business management from Northern Illinois University and is Vice President/ Commercial Lending at First Secure Bank.

 Kate Murphy-Peterson

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Kate Murphy-Peterson

Kate Murphy-Peterson was elected to the School Board in 2013. She was previously a member of the school board from 2005-2009 where she served on the Education Committee and was the district’s SCOPE representative.  She is a graduate of Queen of Peace High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University.  She is employed at Loyola University Chicago.
 

 Dave O'Connor

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Dave O'Connor

Dave O'Connor was elected to the School Board in 2019. A Sandburg High School graduate, he was inducted into the District 230 Foundation Legacy Hall. He served as Vice President of the District 230 Foundation Board for many years. Dave holds a Master of Arts degree from Arizona State University and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He was one of the youngest prosecutors to ever be sworn in as an Assistant State's Attorney and is currently in private practice in Orland Park. He has taught law courses on behalf of undergraduate,  graduate, and law enforcement institutions, and remains active on a variety of boards and commissions in the District 230 community. 

 Patrick O'Sullivan

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Patrick O'Sullivan

Patrick O'Sullivan was elected to the School Board in 2007. He has served as President of the Board, Vice President of the Board (twice) and Chairperson of the Building and Finance Committee. Currently, he is Chair of the Education Committee. In addition to serving on the School Board, he is active as a coach in Orland community youth athletics. He is a graduate of Carl Sandburg High School and Bradley University. He is the President of PRO Insurance Services, Inc.