District 31 Board of Education

  •  The Board of Education is comprised of seven District 31 residents who are elected in non-partisan elections and serve unsalaried four-year terms. The Board is responsible for interpreting the educational needs and desires of the people and for translating them into policies and programs that are implemented by the school administration.  All seven Board Members have successfully completed the required professional development leadership training required by Illinois School Code ICS 5/10-16a. All inquiries or questions for the District 31 Board of Education can be sent to d31board@district31.net.


    Dr. Allison Slade Rothstein
    Term expires: 2025

    Allison Slade Rothstein, Ed.D, a Northbrook native and resident, is serving in her first term on the Board. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Slade has served as a teacher, professional developer, school leader and coach and curriculum designer in urban and suburban settings, including being the founder of Namaste Charter School in Chicago. Dr. Slade is currently the Director of Instructional Leadership & Strategic Initiatives for Roosevelt University, and a consultant and strategic advisor to many education organizations. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, her master’s degree in Education Policy from the University of Chicago as a McCormick Tribune Fellow and her principal & superintendent certification and Doctor of Education degree from National Louis University. She has two daughters, one in fifth grade and one in third grade at Winkelman Elementary.
       Laura Greenberg


    Laura Sanchez-Greenberg 
    Vice President 
    Term expires: 2025


    Laura Sanchez-Greenberg, a Northbrook resident, is currently serving her third term on the Board. She represents the Board as the liasion to ED RED. Committee Sanchez-Greenberg earned her BS in Marketing at Northern Illinois University and her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate school of business. She has also served on the Northern Illinois Girl Scouts Board. Greenberg is a the Founding Partner of Verde Associates, an organizational development firm. She is PhD Candidate in the study of leadership and high performing organizations.  She has a son in grade ten at Glenbrook North High School, and fifth and first grade sons at Winkelman. Ms. Greenberg's current term will expire in April of 2021.  

    Daphne Frank

    Daphne Frank Secretary
    Term expires: 2023

    Daphne Frank, a Northbrook resident, is serving her second term on the Board. She is the Glenview Plan Commission representative. She is a swim coach for Glenbrook Swim Club in Northbrook and worked for Athletico for six years. Mrs. Frank is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine. She has a son in grade ten at Glenbrook North High School and a daughter in grade seven at Field. Ms. Frank's current term will expire in April of 2023. 


    Jeffrey Steres     
    Term Expires: 2025

    Jeffrey Steres, a Northbrook resident, is currently serving his second term on the Board. He represents the Board on the Stakeholder Financial Advisory Committee. Mr. Steres earned his BS in Computer Science at the University of Michigan and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Technology Executive at Restaurant Brands International. Mr. Steres has a daughter in grade seven at Field and a daughter in grade five at Winkelman. Mr. Steres' current term will expire in April of 2021. 

    Melissa Choo Valentinas

    Melissa Choo Valentinas
    Term Expires 2023

    Melissa Choo Valentinas, a Glenview resident, is serving second term on the Board. She is the Board representative for the Northfield Township Board Presidents. Mrs. Valentinas also served on the executive board of the PTO for the past four years. Valentinas is an attorney and currently works as an executive coach and strategic management consultant. She is a graduate of Connecticut College and the University of Illinois College of Law. She has three children, a son in grade nine at Glenbrook South High School, a son in grade seven at Field, and a daughter who is in kindergarten. Mrs. Valentinas' current term will expire in April of 2021. 

    Dr. Maria J Vasilopoulos

    Dr. Maria J. Vasilopoulos
    Term expires: 2023 

    Dr. Maria J. Vasilopoulos, a Northbrook resident, is currently serving her first term on the Board of education. She serves as District 31's School Board representative for The Illinois Association of School Boards. Dr. Vasilopoulos earned her B.A. in Mathematics from Northwestern University, her M.S. Ed. in School Administration from Northwestern University and her Doctoral degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Psychology from Loyola University. She has over 24 years experience in education and school administration. She currently serves as the Instructional Supervisor for Mathematics at Glenbrook North High School. Dr. Vasilopoulos lives with her husband and two children, one who is going into second grade at Winkelman and one who will be entering Winkelman as a kindergartener in the 2020-2021 school year. Her current term will expire in April of 2023. 


    Meredith Estes
    Term expires: 2025

    Meredith Estes, a Glenview resident, is currently serving her first term on the Board. Mrs. Estes earned her BA in English and French at Lake Forest College and her MS in Public Administration from DePaul University. She serves on the Spiritual Council Board at Glenview Community Church and as the Board Chair for the Glenview Community Church Nursery School. Mrs. Estes has a daughter in grade six at Field and twin daughters in grade two at Winkelman.