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Mrs. Kathy Lachowicz, Secretary

  • 30 year resident of Palos Heights
  • Single parent of 2002 alumni (Ashley)
  • Works at Shepard High School as a Para Professional
  • Board of Education member since 2000
  • President of homeowners association, 
  • Treasurer of League of Women Voters
  • Coordinator of spring craft show at Shepard
  • Past member of CHSD218 Foundation


Dr. Patti Powell

  • Married to Rick Powell for 39 years
  • Three adult children, two daughters in law, and four grandchildren
  • One grandson a student at Indian Hill School
  • Resident of Palos Heights for 24 years
  • Professor of special education at Trinity Christian College for 20 years
  • Music teacher at Elim Christian Services for 15 years
  • BA in Music and Elementary Education from Calvin College
  • MEd in Deaf Education from the University of Arizona
  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Illinois at Chicago


Mrs. Gail Rubio

  • Resident of Palos Heights since 2010
  • Four Children (2 graduates of the district, an 8th and a 3rd grader)
  • B.A. in Special Education from Benedictine University
  • M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University
  • Former High School Teacher
  • 9 years of Administrative Experience
  • Currently serve as Director for Special Services for Consolidated High School District 230

Dr. Richard Facko

  • Married to Cassie; Father of three children
  • Two in the district and a toddler at home
  • Resident of Palos Heights since 1986
  • Small business owner in Palos Heights
  • Board member since April 2017


Mrs. Amy Lyons

  • Married to Tom since 1997
  • Mom to 5 daughters
  • Moved to Palos Heights in 2004
  • Kids in District 128 since 2005, continuing through 2026
  • B.S. in the Teaching of English
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction


Mr. William Grady

  • Resident of Palos Heights since 2005
  • Two boys in the District (7th and 5th grade)
  • Accounting degree with CPA


Mrs. Kristin Restivo

  • Resident of Palos Heights since 2008
  • Two children currently in district (3rd & 4th grade)
  • Serves on Early Childhood, Transportation, & Strategic Plan Committees
  • B.A. in Elementary Education
  • M.A. in Teaching & Leadership
  • Preschool teacher at Palos Heights Parks & Recreation
  • Board member since November 2016

Regular school board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. They are held in the board room at District Office (12809 S. McVickers Ave).

You can send an email to the entire board at: d128board@palos128.org