ETHS to fill school board vacancy

We'll find out Monday which one of eight applicants will fill a vacancy on the high school's board.


Evanston Township High School’s Board of Education is scheduled to fill a board vacancy during a special meeting Monday evening.

According to the district, eight people are seeking the position. A ninth candidate initially applied but withdrew from consideration.

The position opened up when a former board member, Jude Laude, decided not to run for re-election. Three other incumbents were re-elected in April, but the fourth slot remained open because no non-incumbents sought board seats.

Board members have interviewed the eight prospects over the past couple of weeks. The applicants are:

  • Mirah Anti, director of diversity and inclusion at Highland Park High School.
  • Richard Castellini, a due diligence consultant with Castellini Consulting.
  • Mike Kegler, innovation and data manager at the Latin School of Chicago.
  • Jim Iorio, Theatre Department program coordinator at Roosevelt University. He also applied for but was not chosen for to fill a board vacancy at School District 65.
  • Dr. David Soglin, chief medical officer at La Rabida Children’s Hospital
  • Dr. Morris Fisher, professor of neurology at Loyola University Medical School and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • Andrew Ross, managing director of global finance at Sovereign Infrastructure Group.
  • Charles de los Reyes, director of marketing sciences at In4mation Insights.

Jeff Hirsh

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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