Meet the Board
Appointed to the Board in October, 2017 and subsequently elected in 2019, Mr. Helderle and his wife are Lisle natives and have two children, both of whom are current students in District 202. Mr. Helderle is an application manager and project manager at Northern Trust in Chicago and is a certified project manager from the Project Management Institute. Mr. Helderle received his B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, majoring in computer science and minoring in business administration. He also previously served on the Vision 202 Facilitating Team.
Appointed to the Board in November 2004 and subsequently elected in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2019, and 2021 Ms. Ahlmann and her husband have three children, all of whom attended Lisle 202 school from K-12 and graduated from Lisle High School. A District Manager for the Social Security Administration, Ms. Ahlmann received her B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in Sociology and Psychology. She served as Board President from 2007-2017 and continues to serve on the the Intergovernmental Council and the Lisle Education Foundation Board, along with being an active volunteer in the community.
Mrs. McConville was elected to the Board of Education in 2013 and re-elected in 2017 and 2021. She and her husband, Ron, have three children enrolled in District 202. Mrs. McConville is a registered CPA and works for Keats Manufacturing Company. She serves as the treasurer for Lisle Education Foundation and actively volunteers in the Lisle community.
Appointed to the Board in October, 2018 and subsequently elected in 2019, Ms. Kiener-Barnett has resided in Lisle for 12 years with her husband and daughter. Until her retirement in May, 2018, she was a music educator for 35 years, with the past 27 years as the Director of Bands at Lisle Junior High School. Ms. Kiener-Barnett attended DePaul University School of Music in Chicago and Roosevelt University in Chicago. As an educator, she served on numerous committees, Boards, has served on the Executive Board of the Illinois Grade School Music Association for 30 years and is currently State President for the northern division. Ms. Kiener-Barnett remains active as an adjudicator and clinician at music competitions and festivals throughout the Chicagoland area.
Mr. Lesniak was elected to the Board in April 2021. He and his wife are 20-year Lisle residents who have two children enrolled in Lisle 202 schools. Mr. Lesniak has been in education for over 20 years and served in various roles. Currently, he holds a position as a program coordinator for the Positive Achievement with Supports (PAWS) program at Batavia High School. He is also licensed as a school counselor, 6-12 social studies, 6-12 English teacher, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Mr. Lesniak received his B.A. degree in History and teacher certification from Northern Illinois University and his M. A. in School Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. He has been an educational consultant, served on the Executive Board of his local teachers’ association, and volunteered for local events such as Eyes to the Skies and Cabaret Night.
Wendy was elected to School Board in April of 2015 and re-elected in 2019. She lives in Lisle with her husband Andy and their two children; Dominique, who graduated from Lisle Senior High in 2012, and Cameron who attends Schiesher Elementary School. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Central College in Studio Art and Art History. She is actively involved in the community by serving on committees such as the Memorial Day and 4th of July Parades, Partners for Parks, and Eyes to the Skies.
Mr. Nagler was elected to the Board in 2021 and has lived in Lisle for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Kim, have two boys attending Lisle 202 schools. He has a Bachelor of Science in History from Northern Illinois University and is a veteran of the United States Army. He has been active in Scouting and is the former Vice President of the Lisle Band Parents Organization.
All of the Board Members have successfully completed the training requirements of School Code 105 ILCS 5/10-16a.