Board Member Bios

Board MemberDescription

 

Robert Silverman
President

Robert Silverman has served on the Board since December 1992. A Skokie resident and graduate of Niles East, Silverman has experience in school finance through his work as a certified public accountant. Currently he is the Director of Finance for Cramer-Krasselt, a large advertising agency located downtown. Silverman has served on the Finance Committee and Facilities Committee. He is married to a Niles North graduate and they have two children, both graduates of Niles North.

Dr. Sheri B. Doniger
Vice President
Dr. Sheri B. Doniger has served on the Board since 2003. She is a longtime Lincolnwood resident and a graduate of Niles East. She maintains a private dentistry practice in Lincolnwood, as well as being the author of numerous articles on health and wellness for several major dental publications. She serves on the Board's Policy, Technology and Wellness committees.  Doniger serves on the Lincolnwood Fire and Police Commission.  She has two adult children, who both graduated from Niles West. She is a strong advocate of 21st Century learning, arts education and athletics.

Carlton Evans
Secretary
Carlton Evans is Director of Veterans Outreach and Affairs for Volunteers of America of Illinois. He is an active volunteer, including with the Booster organizations of Niles North and Niles West. He and wife Karen are the parents of three North graduates.  Evans is a facilitator and trainer for “A World of Difference” diversity training offered by the Anti-Defamation League, a Certified Character Educator and an NCAA-Certified Coach. He is actively engaged in introducing the district to the Beyond Diversity/Courageous Conversation protocol developed by Pacific Education Group. He has valuable crisis prevention and intervention experience working with troubled youth and their families.  He has also served as director of youth programming for the Ricky Byrdsong Foundation.

Ruth Klint
Secretary Pro Tem

Ruth Klint is a parent and owner of a family business in the commercial construction field.  She lives in Lincolnwood.  She joined the D219 Board in 2003 and currently serves on the Policy and Facility Committees. She is on the Board of Directors of Pine Trail Camp in Saugatuck, MI. She also serves on the Women's Ministry Board of Skokie Valley Baptist Church in Wilmette, where she is a leader of the junior and senior high youth programs. She has three children, all graduates of Niles West.

Jeffrey D. Greenspan
Member

Jeffrey D. Greenspan has lived in Skokie for more than 50 years. He is an attorney who has represented local governments and school districts.  Greenspan was former Chairperson of the Niles Township Committee on Youth and is the founder of Township Reachout to Youth (TRY).  He was re-elected to the Board for his fourth term in 2011.  Greenspan has four children, two who have graduated from Niles North.

Eileen Valfer
Member
Eileen Valfer is a graduate of Niles North and mother of three, including a married daughter and two twin daughters who graduated from North in 2007. Prior to retirement, the Skokie resident had a career in public education as a math teacher. Valfer served for eight years on Skokie School District 68’s Board of Education, the last year as President. She has two Master’s degrees, in special education and in curriculum and instruction.

David Ko

Member

Dr. David Ko was installed in August 2013 as the newest member of the Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education. He is a board certified licensed chiropractic physician and acupuncturist, and a Skokie resident. He serves on the Skokie Human Relations Commission and is the chair of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s Free Annual Family Health Fair. He was named Niles North Alumnus of the Year in 2013. Ko has a Master's in Oriental Medicine and a Doctorate of Chiropractic.