The chief operating officer for a science equipment supplier for schools was selected to fill a vacancy on the Huntley School District 158 Board.
Jonathan Dailey, chosen after board members interviewed five candidates for the role, will replace Lesli Melendy, who resigned because of an out-of-district move.
Dailey and his family currently reside in Huntley, and his children attend District 158 schools, according to a news release. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration and general management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
“I am passionate about our community and the role our public school system plays in educating our children,” Dailey said in the release. “A community’s public schools are a mechanism for expressing who we are and who we want to become.”
Dailey has almost 20 years of experience as a global business executive and currently serves as the chief operating officer for Flinn Scientific, a supplier of science equipment to K-12 and higher education markets, according to the release.
“We were so fortunate to interview a pool of passionate and dedicated community members for this position and are grateful to everyone who took the time to participate in this process,” board President Tony Quagliano said in the release. “We were impressed with both Mr. Dailey’s background as an organizational leader and his enthusiasm to serve our community in this capacity.”
Dailey will be sworn in at the Committee of the Whole meeting Dec. 1.
To view the candidate interviews and the Nov. 15 board meeting in full, go to District 158′s YouTube channel at youtube.com/@district158.