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Sheila Pacholski


Mrs. Pacholski has been a member of the Board of Education since 1999. She currently serves as Board President. Mrs. Pacholski is the Chairperson of the Board of Education Finance Committee and the Go Green Committees. She serves on the Palos 118 Community Park and Nature Preserve Development Committee and is a Board liaison to the Palos 118 Educational Foundation. In previous years, Mrs. Pacholski has also served as Board of Education President, Vice-President and Secretary, and was a member of the Partners in Building Solutions Committee during building construction and renovations. Mrs. Pacholski was active in the PFA and MPA and served on many committees and is an IASB Master Board Member. Mrs. Pacholski holds a B.A. from Lewis University, graduate work at George Williams College, and is a certified Public Accountant licensed and practicing in Illinois. Mrs. Pacholski may be contacted by email at .


Catherine Maier

Vice President


Mrs. Maier has been a member of the Board of Education since 2005. She currently serves as Vice President, Chairperson of the Communications/Board Technology Committee and TAB Committee. Mrs. Maier also serves on the Policy Committee and is a liaison to the PFA. Mrs. Maier has been a former PFA officer. Her community service includes volunteering for the Children’s Farm in Palos Park. Mrs. Maier has a B.A. in Management Informational Systems from Lewis University, an A.S. in Computer Science from Moraine Valley Community College, and a R.N. in Nursing from the Little Company of Mary School of Nursing. She is a Realtor for RE/MAX Synergy, and a former Computer Applications instructor at Moraine Valley Community College and Trinity College. Mrs. Maier may be contacted by email at .



MariJo Calacci

Mrs. Calacci has been a member of the Board of Education since April 2011. She is a board certified CPA, has a B.S. in Accountancy, and is a Director at KPMG. Mrs. Calacci currently serves as the Board Secretary and is the Chairperson of the Safety and Crisis Management Committee.  Mrs. Calacci also serves on the Finance Committee and Government and Legislative Committee. Mrs. Calacci previously served on on the District Contracts, Landscape Beautification Committee, the Go Green Committees, and was the board liaison to the Music Program. She was also a previous Chairperson of the Policy Committee. Mrs. Calacci is a member of the Palos 118 Educational Foundation Board, and currently serves as treasurer.   Mrs. Calacci may be contacted by email at .


Nadine Antonini


Mrs. Antonini has been a member of the Board of Education since 2007. She is the Chairperson of the Government/Legislative Committee and the Buildings and Grounds Committee.  Mrs. Antonini is Board Liaison for the PFA, SCOPE and the Wellness Committee.  She previously served on the following Board of Education committees: Finance, Landscape Beautification and Policy. In addition,  Mrs. Antonini previously served as Board Secretary, classroom volunteer, fluency lab volunteer, Former PFA hot dog day Chairperson, and a Executive Board member of the PFA. Mrs. Antonini’s community service includes serving as a Catechist at Saint Alexander Church and being actively involved in many community projects and events. Mrs. Antonini holds a B.A. in Education from National Lewis University and is a former commercial insurance broker for RBN & Associates. Mrs. Antonini may be contacted by email at .


John Faustino

Mr. Faustino has been a member of the Board of Education since April 2009. Mr. Faustino formerly served on the Palos 118 Educational foundation as Treasurer and as a board member for Since 2013, he has been on the Industry Advisory Board of Northwestern University's Masters in Information Technology (MSIT) program.  Mr. Faustino is Head of Index Product Management for a Chicago based financial services firm. He has a B.Sc. in Finance from the University of Illinois, M.S.c. in Decision Sciences from the London School of Economics, M.B.A. from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and MSIT from Northwestern University.  Mr. Faustino may be contacted by email at .

Meredith Marran

Meredith Marran was elected to the Board of Education in April, 2013 and serves on the Buildings and Grounds/Life Safety Committee.  She is also the Board liaison to  TAB Committee.  Mrs. Marran has been a resident of Palos 118 since 1976.  Mrs. Marran has spent time volunteering in Palos 118 classrooms assisting teachers with crafts, reading, math facts, and room parties.  She holds a BS in Nursing from St. Mary's of Notre Dame, and an MS in Nurse Anesthesia from Webster University.  Mrs. Marran was a Pediatric and Neonatal ICU Nurse at Hope Children’s Hospital, and is currently a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.  Mrs. Marran can be reached by email at .

  Katie Thomason

Katie Thomason was elected to the Board of Education in April, 2013.  Mrs. Thomason currently serves as Chairperson of the Policy/Evaluation Practices Committee and is a Board liaison to the PFA and SCOPE.  She is an active member of the community, having serving on the District 230 Student Services Committee, and the Registration and Advancement Chair for Cub Scout Pack 3699.  She has also volunteered for many PFA activities, including Sham-Rock-n-Roll, Art Awareness, Hot Dog Day, Mother-Son Bash, and Daisy Scouts.  Mrs. Thomason has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.  She is currently a Supplier Business Unit Manager with Illinois Tool Works Inc.  Mrs. Thomason can be contacted by email at .