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Fontana School Board candidates

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Gazette Staff
February 13, 2009

Three candidates are competing for one seat. Voters Tuesday will narrow the field to two.


Name: Leo Bourneuf


Age: 46


Address: 569 Forest Glen Drive, Fontana.


Job: Clinical psychologist in Arlington Heights, Ill., and co-founder and co-director of First Senior Care, which provides psychological and neuropsychological services for seniors in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.


Education: Bachelor's degree in history and secondary education from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago.


Community service: Coach for Big Footers Youth Soccer Association, Fontana.


Elected posts: None.


Major campaign issue: "I feel like with my experience I'd have a lot to offer the school board in terms of solving problems, charting a vision and providing leadership to ensue that our children are getting the best education they can and that the programs that are developed within the district continue to improve and progress so our kids can compete."


Name: Dmitry Pasikhov


Age: 45


Address: 1024 Tarrant Drive, Fontana.


Job: General surgeon at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn.


Education: Doctor of Medicine degree from Chicago Medical School and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago.


Community service: None.


Elected posts: None.


Major campaign issues: Pasikhov was not available for comment before press time, but his wife, Alla Pasikhov said her husband feels that with his extensive educational background, including his experience in the European education system, he could contribute new ideas to the school board.


Name: Lis Price


Age: 51


Address: 200 Abbey Springs Drive, Fontana.


Job: School bus driver for Koerner Bus Service, Walworth, and former preschool teacher.


Education: Bachelor's degree in communications from George Williams College, Williams Bay.


Community service: Volunteers through Lakeland Community Church, Lake Geneva; cooks and serves a meal once a month at Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter in Darien; and rings bells for the Salvation Army at Christmas—all with her son, who is in fifth grade at Fontana School.


Elected posts: None.


Major campaign issue: "I'd love to see an opportunity for children to become more invested in their community. Children are often asked to do a lot fundraisers for their own school but very rarely for things in their community. Kids should have that chance so they can recognize their own value and so the community can recognize the value kids have."



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