Board Member Bios

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Robert Silverman

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 has two children; one who is currently at Niles North and one who graduated from Niles North.

Dr. Sheri B. Doniger
Vice President
Dr. Sheri B. Doniger has served on the Board since 2003. She is a 25-year resident of Lincolnwood and a graduate of Niles East. She maintains a private practice of dentistry 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, and is a strong advocate of arts education and athletics.

Carlton Evans
Carlton Evans is Program Supervisor for Volunteers of America of Illinois Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. He is an active volunteer, including as a Niles North Athletic Booster. 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 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.

Jeffrey D. Greenspan
Secretary Pro Tem
Jeffrey D. Greenspan has lived in Skokie for 30 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 third term in 2007.  Greenspan has four children, two who have graduated from Niles North.

Ruth Klint

Ruth Klint is a parent and business owner who lives in Lincolnwood.  She has served on countless committees for organizations including the Village of Lincolnwood, District 74 and Niles West High School.  She currently serves on the Board's Policy and Facilities Committees.  She also serves on the Board of Wee Care Children's Center in Wilmette, an NAYCE-accredited childcare center.  Klint has served on the Board since 2003.  She has three children: one who is a student at Niles West and two in college.

Eileen Valfer
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. The Skokie resident is a math teacher at Lincoln Hall Middle School in Lincolnwood; her students go on to Niles West. 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.

Lynda Smith
In memory of Lynda Smith.

David Ko


Dr. David Ko was installed August 26, 2013 as the newest member of the Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education. Ko was appointed to fill the vacancy that was created when member Lynda Smith passed away in July. He is a board certified licensed chiropractic physician and acupuncturist, and a Skokie resident. He was named Niles North Alumnus of the Year in 2013. Ko has a Master's in Oriental Medicine and a Doctorate of Chiropractic.