Lincoln-Way District 210 Board of Education seats new members, elects new leaders
Thursday, May 4, 2017

On Monday, May 1, 2017, two new members were seated at the Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 Board of Education meeting. The meeting took place at 7:00 p.m. in the Knights Round Table Hall at Lincoln-Way Central High School. The two new members are Mr. Aaron Janik and Ms. Beth Janus-Doyle. Mr. Christopher Lucchetti, Mr. Joseph Kirkeeng, and Mr. Joseph Kosteck, who were appointed last year, were also officially seated.

Aaron Janik serves as the Executive Director for the Mid-America Regional Bargaining Association (MARBA). In his role at MARBA, he oversees all aspects of the organization’s collective bargaining agreements with various unions in the construction and trade industry in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, he serves as the Secretary to the Joint Grievance Committee for the Operating Engineers Local 150, Laborers District Council, and Teamsters District Council. Janik also handles the day-to-day operations of MARBA including managing the organization’s budget and two employees. Prior to joining MARBA, he practiced Labor Law as In-House Counsel at the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, as well as worked with the Chicago Teachers Union as an attorney at a small boutique law firm in Chicago.

Janik is active in the American Bar Association (ABA) and Chicago Bar Association (CBA). He was recently selected as one of only 20 lawyers to participate in the CBA’s Inaugural Leadership Development Institute. Janik previously served as Co-Chair of the ABA and CBA Young Lawyers Labor and Employment Law Committee. He also previously served as a member of the Mokena School District 159 School Board, where he was named the Vice-President.

Janik lives in Mokena with his wife, Molly, a Lincoln-Way graduate, and their three children, Luke, Madison, and William. Their oldest son, Luke, will attend Lincoln-Way Central in the fall.

"I’m honored to have been elected to the Lincoln-Way Community School District 210 Board of Education,” he says. “I feel my professional background coupled with my prior service on the Mokena School District 159 School Board will be a great asset to the District. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with my fellow board members, administration, staff, students, and community at large.”

Ms. Beth Janus-Doyle is a sixteen year veteran high school English teacher who also holds nearly a decade of experience in special education. She holds a Master’s of Arts in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University, and has 54 graduate credit hours in education.

Janus-Doyle has experience as the site coordinator for the High Schools That Work Grant Program. She is a committee member on the school improvement team at Richards High School. She also has experience as a Principal Screening Committee Member, Curriculum Vertical Alignment Team Member, and as an English Department Team Lead.

Janus-Doyle has been married for 14 years, has a daughter in junior high school, and is a 12-year resident of Mokena.

"I am honored to have been elected to this board,” she says. “I am confident my years of experience as a high school teacher will be an asset when making decisions that affect students. The educational and social-emotional well-being of our kids will always be my first priority. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to move District 210 forward."

During the meeting, the District 210 Board of Education also appointed a new president (Joseph Kirkeeng), vice president (Joseph Kosteck), and secretary (Aaron Janik).

“The diverse experience of these members will be instrumental in maintaining our outstanding academics while continuing to improve our finances,” says Superintendent Scott Tingley. “I am confident that this board will continue to move District 210 in the right direction.”