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Matt and his wife Shelly live in Sherman. They have two children, Paige and Jake. Paige is a recent graduate who is now attending college at Florida Gulf Coast University and Jake is currently attending Williamsville High School. Matt is currently in his 3rd term of the WCUSD #15 School Board. Matt is a graduate of Williamsville High School. From there he went on to Western Illinois University where he received his BS. After graduating, Matt went to work for the State of Illinois (Capital Development Board) where he was a construction manager. In 1998, Matt and Shelly moved to Dallas where Matt began his career in the financial services industry, working with Citigroup, selling investments, insurance and mortgage products. In 2006 they moved back to Sherman with their two children to get closer to family and raise their children where they grew up. Along with being the current School Board President, Matt also serves as board member of the Williamsville Junior Football League. Matt now is a SVP of Lending with United Community Bank. Term 2019-2023

I have lived in WCUSD 15 since 1996. I am employed at State Farm as a Programmer / Analyst. I am a mainframe application developer on the Enterprise Technology (ET) Billing & Payments team. Prior to my employment with State Farm, I worked for 8 years at Caterpillar. For 15 years, I was a contract programmer / analyst. I was on contract at places such as State Farm Ins., Country Companies Ins., Horace Mann Ins., and State of ILL. Dept. of Health, Secretary of State, Caterpillar and Legislative Information Systems. I previously was a Paramedic and a State of Illinois Certified Fire Fighter II. I am currently a volunteer member of the Williamsville Fire Department. I have served on various community boards such as Economic Development, Emergency Squad, Illinois Wings, and various boards at Sherman United Methodist Church. I was previously involved in the creation of a Sherman Chamber of Commerce serving as Vice President. I am the proud father of Matthew (Hannah), grandchildren Zoey & Thomas of Portland Or., Kathryn WHS Class of 2013, Sarah WHS Class of 2015, Jack WHS Class of 2018. My wife Mary and I were married in 2007. Term 2021-2025

Tom Ray has lived in Sherman for the last 20+ years and is the father of Peyton, Kendall, and Delaney. Tom is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas where he received degrees in business management and marketing. Tom has been a financial advisor for over 25 years and is currently a First Vice President- Investments with Wells Fargo Advisors. Term 2021-2025

Lorri BandyLorri and her husband Chris (CJ) have been residents of either Sherman or Williamsville for the last 10 years. They currently reside in Sherman. They have one daughter, Quinn 10 years old, which attends WCUSD #15. Lorri is a graduate of Williamsville high school. Lorri earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Eastern Illinois University and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She has worked for the last eighteen years for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, currently as an Associate Director of Access and Reimbursement. Lorri is honored to have been elected to serve this community! Term 2019-2023

teresa.bennerTeresa Benner, along with her husband Steve, have lived in the Williamsville School District for over 27 years. They raised four children, all graduates of WCUSD and they now have grandchildren in the district. Teresa is the Director over Group Member Services, at Health Care Service Corp, in Springfield IL. She has been with HCSC over 34 years and currently oversees the daily customer service operations. She leads a service team of over 400 employees, located in five states. Teresa joined the board in 2011 and she is honored to hold that position. Term 2021-2025

Joshua Frye has lived in Williamsville with his wife, Cassie, and their three children (Cameron, Calynn and Cohen) since 2013. Josh and his wife grew up in the area and have called Williamsville "home" for many years. Josh is employed as the Assistant Director of Employee Development for O’Shea Builders. He is responsible for supporting the organization's strategic plans by building the capabilities of the workforce. Josh is also an adjunct faculty member in Millikin University’s Tabor School of Business. Josh has been teaching in higher education for over a decade, devoting special interest to change leadership, employee engagement, group learning and process improvement. Josh holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University and completed his undergraduate studies in Clinical Psychology and Counseling at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Josh is a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), while also being certified in DiSC and the Predictive Index, a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), an ATD certified trainer, and a Scrum Master. Josh joined the Board of Education in August 2021. Term Aug 2021-2023

Kurt and his wife Jennifer have been residents of Sherman for nearly 20 years. He has 3 children, Cydne 22 graduated from Williamsville in 2017; Kaden 17 and Madox 13 both attend school in the Williamsville School District. Kurt graduated from nearby Athens High School in 1989 and went on to St. Louis College of Pharmacy where he graduated in 1995 with his Doctorate in Pharmacology. He opened and managed the Walgreens in Sherman for 5 years. Kurt currently manages Extended Pharmacy, a long term care pharmacy based out of Peoria, IL. Kurt also serves on the Sherman Village Zoning Board. Term 2021-2025

Williamsville High School
900 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-3361
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Williamsville Junior High School
Grades 6-8

500 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-3600
Fax: 217-566-2475
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Sherman Elementary School
312 South Street
Sherman, IL 62684

Voice: 217-496-2021
Fax: 217-496-2473
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Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15
451 S. Pine St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-2014
Fax: 217-566-3890
Attendance: 217-566-2325

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