Wednesday, August 2, 2017

IASB welcomes two new staff

Catherine Finger
Two more new staff members have joined the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) over the past month. Bringing years of education background to the Executive Searches, and Policy Services departments, the employees have hit the ground running at the IASB offices.

The newest member of the IASB Executive Searches team is Catherine Finger. Recently completing her superintendency at Grayslake S.D. 127, she has accumulated over 32 years of education experience in various school positions, including teacher, principal, dean, and coach. Finger will be working out of the IASB Lombard offices.

Boyd Fergurson
Joining the Association’s policy services department as a consultant on June 1 was Boyd Fergurson. A 20-year employee with the Illinois State Board of Education, Fergurson most recently worked as a Principal Consultant in the Special Education Services Division, and before that, in the Accountability Division, including quality assurance reviews. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois and later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Sangamon State University.

Fergurson filled the vacancy of Shanell Bowden in IASB’s Springfield policy department, as Bowden transitioned to the Governernmental Relations department as an assistant director. Another recent change in the office of governmental relations was the promotion of Zach Messersmith to director.

A full listing of all IASB staff members and their respective departments is available on the Association’s website.