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Megan Majchrowicz, President

Hi! My name is Megan Majchrowicz, and I am thrilled to be the Butler PTO President. I am a full-time working mommy to Isabella, age 10, and Ian, age 6. Isabella will be in 6th Grade at Hadley Junior High next year and Ian will be in 1st grade at Butler. I am also a wife of 14 years; spending most of my free time volunteering and enjoying time with my family. I served as Butler PTO President for 2 years, working hard to bring new events and ideas to Butler. Some of those ideas included the Popsicles @ The Playground on the 1st day of school, the annual Halloween Costume Party at Konow’s, The Polar Express Parent’s Night Out, and many Food Truck Events!

While my daughter Isabella was at Butler, I was extremely involved, volunteering with all of the events including the Daddy Daughter Dance, Scholastic Book Fairs, Breakfast with Santa, classroom parties, art appreciation, as well as keeping busy with Staff Appreciation all year long!

I cannot wait to have my “little man” at Butler next year. It means so much to me to be involved at Butler, and I love to see the difference it makes in the lives of all of our kids. I was also very active with the Hadley PTO board, helping to organize this year’s Halloween dance. To me, volunteering is a very rewarding experience. It allows me to help make the lives of both students and staff better. Being in the school every day, and helping out wherever I can, is one of the reasons I love volunteering. Seeing the smiles on the kiddo’s faces makes it all worthwhile!

We have an AMAZING STAFF at Butler, dedicated to our little ones and their families. Being on the PTO allows me the opportunity to give back and help make Butler even better! I am excited for the opportunity to be PRESIDENT AGAIN next year.

I have a lot of new ideas and fun event ideas in store for next year, and I hope that I get to spend more time getting to know more of our WONDERFUL BUTLER FAMILIES and to help continue to make Butler GREAT!!

Linda Winterfeldt, Vice President

Hello, my name is Linda Winterfeldt, my husband Ryan and I are the parents of two amazing children. My daughter Hailey is going into second grade and my son Jacob is two years-old. Being a stay-at-home mom has given me the opportunity to volunteer at Butler School by being a Classroom Liaison for Art Appreciation, helping at the Book Fairs, Santa’s Workshop, Treat Days, and co-coordinating Pastries with Parents. I am also a Cheer Coach for the Homer Stallions.

I truly enjoy seeing the children and their families having fun at all the events I am involved with. The Butler Staff and Families are the most welcoming group of people I have ever had the opportunity to work with. I am very excited for the opportunity to serve on the Butler PTO Executive Board as Vice President!

Teresa Czerwien, Secretary 

 

Hello, my name is Teresa Czerwien, I have 4 children, Sophia 2nd Grade, Matthew 1st Grade, Ben and Sara are in Pre K. My husband, Chris and I have lived in Lockport for 10 years. Before deciding to be a full time stay at home Mom, I worked for Ace Corporate for 12 years. I enjoy volunteering at Butler School. This past year I have been an Art Mom, co-chaired Pastries with Parents, helped at the Santas workshop, Classroom Parties and Treat days. I have enjoyed getting to know the Butler staff and kids throughout the year.

 

Mary Gliwa, Treasurer

 

Mary Gliwa is our 2020-2021 PTO Treasurer. Mary is the mother of Jack, 4th grade, as well as Kaitlin, Grace and AJ, all former Homer 33C students. This is Mary's 3rd year serving on Butlers PTO Board, but brings with her 15 years of volunteering in our district, along with 2 years serving as treasurer on the Homer District 33C PTO Executive Board.  

Mary loves being back at Butler, and helping serve our students as well as the amazing teachers and staff.  

 

Katie Krol, Financial Secretary

 

 

My name is Katie Krol and I am excited to join the Butler PTO as Financial Secretary. My husband, Ryan, and I have lived in Lockport since 2010. We are the proud parents of Jace, who will attend first grade at Butler in the 2020-2021 school year, and Grant, who is 3.

I am a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and worked for a neighboring school district from 2011-2017. During that time, I worked in three different K-5 buildings, servicing students with a variety of speech and language disorders.

Once my youngest was born, I made the tough decision to resign and stay home with my boys. Being a stay-at-home mom has made it possible for me to volunteer many times at Schilling this school year. I am a PTO member and have volunteered for classroom parties, field trips, treat days, Fun Fridays, and both scholastic bookfairs. I am also the co-coordinator for my son’s Art Appreciation class. I have enjoyed being able to spend time in my son’s class and school.

I am thankful to have to opportunity to possibly be on the 2020-2021 Butler PTO Executive Board as Financial Secretary. I am a very dependable, organized, positive person who collaborates well with others. I am looking forward to being as involved as I can at Butler next school year. 

Katie Wachter, Hospitality Coordinator

 

Hi, my name is Katie Wachter and I’m one of the Hospitality Co-Chairs for the Butler PTO.

My husband and I have lived in Lockport for 12 years and are the proud parents of Noah (heading into 5th grade) and Emma (3rd grade).

This will be my third year as Co-Chair for Hospitality. In this role, my co-coordinator, Nichole DeSchaaf, and I have organized Treat Days and Hot Lunches almost every week of the school year with much success.  We also introduced new vendors for both treat days and hot lunches to the delight of many. Throughout my years at Butler, I have also volunteered with Art, Staff Appreciation, book fairs, holiday shop, and the Butler Dash.  I love being able to see the kids at school every week and interacting with all of the staff members.

Kirsten Primozic, Activity Coordinator

My name is Kirsten Primozic, and I am happy to hold the position of Activity Coordinator.  My husband and I have been living in Lockport for over 13 years with our two boys; Nico- who will be 9 this summer and starting 4th grade in the fall, and Cameron who is 7 who will be starting 2nd.  I work for a company that organizes fundraising events for schools and charitable organizations.  This will be my forth year in the Activity Coordinator role for the William J. Butler PTO.  Prior to my current role, I was a Senior Research Microscopist for 8 years, and was also given the opportunity to teach at the Hooke College of Applied Sciences, where I taught classes to the National Guard and Forensic Scientists from around the world.  I would love to have the opportunity to be a voice for our children, and to ensure that they are getting the most out of their educational experiences.

Kourtney Sluzewicz, Fundraising Coordinator


Hi my name is Kourtney Sluzewicz, and I look forward to being on the executive board as Fundraising Coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year!

My husband and I have lived in Lockport for the past 12 years and we have 3 wonderful children. Ella is currently in 2nd grade, Clara is 4th, and Blake is 2 years-old. I have enjoyed volunteering at many Butler events including: Santa’s workshop, treat days, classroom parties, and more!

I am excited to have the opportunity to become even more involved at Butler and help raise money to help our amazing students and staff!

Faith Kocsis

Hi! My name is Faith Kocsis. I am the mother of two children, Fiona is going into 4th grade and Barrett will be in 1st grade this school year! I am excited to join the PTO Executive Board as the co-hospitality chair. Throughout my years at Butler, I have volunteered with Art appreciation, Staff Appreciation, book fairs, holiday functions, and so much more! I love being able to see each and every child and interact with Butler's phenomenal staff.

Kristin Taphorn, Communications Coordinator   

My name is Kristin Taphorn, and I am very excited to be serving the Butler PTO as the Communications Coordinator for a forth year!  My husband Brad and I are the proud parents of Anderson (Butler graduate, now in 5th grade) and Christian (3rd grade). We feel very fortunate to be a part of an outstanding school system and a supportive community.

As Communications Coordinator, the past three years I brought you a newly designed website offering online payments options for our PTO events. In addition to this, I gave you a glimpse into the school day by adding LIVE videos and photographs of numerous activities and events throughout the year, starting with Dr. Onesto’s LIVE “First Day Of School Kick-Off!”  Lastly, as communications coordinator, I kept you up-to-date with event information and reminders daily via social media and/or text.  

My experience for this position includes a Master of Science in Communication from Northwestern University, and over ten years of experience in HR and business operations with Target Corporation.  I also have a few years of substitute teaching in neighboring school districts. I currently work in higher education as a regional director of admission. I thoroughly enjoy volunteering at Butler school in the Art Appreciation program and at all our PTO events. In my free time, I am training for the Chicago Marathon and I love spending time with my family.

Beth Russell, Staff Liaison 

 

Greetings, I am Beth Russell. I received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and my master's degree as a Reading Specialist from the University of St. Francis. I have been a classroom teacher, and now I am one of the Reading Specialists for Butler School. I am the proud mom to Caden (Butler graduate, now in 7th), Caleb (Butler graduate, now in 5th grade), and Carson (3rd grade). If I am not at Butler School working or at an event, you can probably find me on the sidelines cheering on my kids at one of their athletic events! 

I am looking forward to another great school year, and serving as the Butler PTO Staff Liaison.