Meet the Board


Keecia Broy photoKeecia Broy: Board President

Keecia Broy was elected to the District 97 Board of Education on April 4, 2017.

Broy is the founder of KLB Consulting, which is a nonprofit executive search consultancy that specializes in education and school leadership searches. The company has a focus on building diverse candidate pools to help ensure that senior level leaders in nonprofits and schools better reflect the communities in which they work/serve. Prior to founding KLB Consulting, Broy was a vice president of Partnerships and Business Development at DonorsChoose.org, which is a national nonprofit that provides students in every community with the tools and experiences they need for a great education. She also taught Secondary Language Arts in Eastern North Carolina.

Broy earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Comparative Literature from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, and her master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She and her husband moved to Oak Park in 2010, and have three daughters. Her term on the board will expire in 2021.

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Jim O'Connor photoJung Kim: Vice President

Jung Kim began her career in education in 2000 when she was an English teacher and the co-chair of her department at Manley Career Academy High School in Chicago. From there, Kim went on to hold the positions of academic skills instructor, co-instructor/advisor and literacy coach at the K-12 level. She has also had an extensive and successful career teaching at the collegiate level, including in her current role as an associate professor of literacy at Lewis University, and is a published author and regular guest speaker and presenter on issues such as literacy, culture and race.

Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her master’s degree in reading, writing and literacy and Ph.D. in curriculum studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been or is currently a member of several professional organizations, including the American Educational Research Association, the Association for Asian American Studies, the Illinois Reading Council, the International Reading Association, the Literacy Research Association, the National Council of Teachers of English and the Will County Reading Council. She has also been active in the District 97 community via the district’s Diversity Committee and Lincoln Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization.

Kim is married, has two children at Lincoln and is an ultramarathoner. Her term on the board will expire in 2023.

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Rob Breymaier photoRob Breymaier: Board Member

Rob Breymaier was elected to the District 97 Board of Education on April 4, 2017. His term on the board will expire in 2021.

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A. Rupa Datta photoGavin Kearney: Board Member

Gavin Kearney is an attorney and the senior director of multi-state advocacy at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, which is a non-profit law firm that works with communities to address economic and racial inequality. In his role, Kearney partners with advocates from across the country on issues like criminal justice reform, protecting and expanding the safety net to meet basic human needs, and defending the rights of immigrant communities.

Prior to joining the Shriver Center, Kearney spent over 12 years at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) in New York City. There he directed NYLPI's Environmental Justice Program and worked hand-in-hand with community organizers and coalitions to fight for healthy environments, development that is responsive to community needs, and safe, living wage jobs.

Kearney earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Lawrence University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota. He and his family moved to Oak Park in 2015. His wife Tasha is an educator and administrator in the Harrison Pathways Program at National Louis University, and their two children attend Irving Elementary School. Kearney's term on the board will expire in 2023.

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Rob Breymaier photoCheree Moore: Board Member

Cheree Moore currently serves as a talent acquisition manager for Destiny Dental in Oak Park, which seeks to hire dental professionals to work in underserved communities around the country. Prior to that, Moore was the assistant director of engagement for the University of Illinois at Chicago, the associate director of development for Chicago Kent College of Law and a development associate for DePaul University. 

Moore's professional background, coupled with her desire to aid and assist underrepresented communities, have led her to volunteer with organizations such as Heartland Alliance, Junior Achievements and Step Up Women's Network. She has also served as a commissioner for the Village of Oak Park's Community Relations Commission, and taken part in several local projects that are focused on strengthening equity and inclusion throughout the community.

Moore is a proud alumna of Clark Atlanta University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in political science. She also has a master's degree in public administration from DePaul University.

Moore and her husband Koye have three children who attend Longfellow Elementary School. Her term on the board will expire in 2023.

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Katherine Murray-Liebl photoKatherine Murray-Liebl: Board Member

Katherine Murrary-Liebl was elected to the District 97 Board of Education on April 4, 2017.

Murray-Liebl is a former sixth and seventh grade language arts teacher who also has experience in a variety of educational (preschool, elementary school and high school classrooms) and corporate settings (taught English to business leaders at a number of locations in Germany).

Murray-Liebl has been active in a variety of roles at her children’s school. She held several positions with the Longfellow PTO (co-president, vice president of Enrichment and PTO Council representative), and currently serves as a member of school's Diversity Committee.

Murray-Liebl earned her bachelor’s degree as a double major in English Literature and German from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She later earned an M.A.T. at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. Murray-Liebl and her husband Ryan have lived in Oak Park since 2001, and have four children.

Murray-Liebl’s term will expire in 2021.

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Holly Spurlock photo

Holly Spurlock: Board Member

Holly Spurlock is currently a director in the Strategic Claims Unit for CNA Insurance. Prior to joining CNA, Spurlock was the vice president of Risk Management and Legal Affairs for Vivid Seats. She also served as the head of global risk operations at Groupon, where she led a 150-person team that was responsible for financial, legal, public relations and risk mitigation in 48 countries, as well as for driving data-driven process change across all departments. Spurlock was a practicing attorney for 11 years before shifting to risk management.

As an attorney, Spurlock had the opportunity to work on a variety of education-related pro bono projects, including representing a local organization focused on replicating the Harlem Children's Promise Zone, supporting kids and their families from cradle to college, and working closely with business leaders who joined together for the C.A.R.E. initiative against violence in the city of Chicago.

Spurlock has a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University. She, her husband and her two children, who attend District 97 schools, moved to Oak Park in September 2012. Spurlock's term will expire in 2023. 

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Sheryl Marinier photoSheryl Marinier: Board Secretary

Sheryl Marinier was hired as the secretary to the board of education in December, 2007. She has also served as the executive assistant to the superintendent since 2010. Prior to her tenure with the district, Marinier worked for Proviso Township for two years, and Forest Park Elementary District 91 for eight years.