Foundation 65 is excited to welcome four new board members from the Evanston/Skokie community to its board of directors. Their passion for supporting public education and knowledge of the community will help the Foundation as we work to enrich the educational experience of all students in District 65 through literacy and arts programming.
Scott Bramley: Scott’s extensive educational background and literacy focus makes him an excellent addition to the F65 board. Scott is the Associate Principal for Instruction and Literacy at ETHS, after having served as Department Chair for English and Reading. Prior to ETHS, Scott worked as the Literacy Center Director at Niles North High School, an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University and Westwood College, and as an English teacher at Niles North. He currently serves as a school board member for Skokie District 73.5. Scott has a BA from Loyola University and MA degrees from St. Xavier University and Concordia University.
Kalen Daniels: With a background of almost 20 years’ experience in legal marketing, Kalen brings a wealth of experience in the areas of strategic communications and market research. Kalen is a senior manager in the marketing department of Sidley Austin LLP. She graduated from Marquette University with a BA in Public Relations and French. Kalen has served on the Board of Directors for Northminster Nursery School and currently serves as an Auxiliary Board member for Childserv.
Jude Laude: An ETHS alumnus, Jude couples his love and knowledge of the Evanston community with his educational experience. Jude has nearly 10 years of experience as a school counselor and is currently working at North Lawndale College Prep High School. Prior to that, he worked as a school counselor at Clemente High School in Chicago. Jude has a BS from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Public Administration from Governors State University.
Craig Likhite: A D65 and ETHS alumnus, Craig pairs his knowledge of Evanston with his marketing and communication skills. He also comes from a family full of Evanston teachers so is well versed in Evanston education issues. Craig has also been involved with Foundation 65, serving on the Fundraising Committee for the My 65 event for several years. Craig has over 15 years of experience in the advertising world, and currently works as Vice President, Creative Manager / Recruiter at Cramer Krasselt. Craig attended Kansas University.
“Foundation 65’s impact is maximized when our board members represent the many schools across our district and bring a mix of talents and perspectives to our work, said Diane Lequar, President, Foundation 65. “We are grateful and excited to have Scott, Kalen, Jude, and Craig joining us. Their skills and deep commitment to excellent education for all children in our public schools are invaluable.”Foundation 65’s new board members began their terms in July 2016.