Naperville Education Foundation welcomes four trustees and elects board officers

The Naperville Education Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Naperville Unit District 203, welcomes Scott Frauenheim, Amanda Kunzer, Jesse McHugh and Byanka McShane to the board of trustees.

The board elected a new slate of officers, effective July 1, 2023, with Julie Beehler and Jenny Tank acting as board co-chairs and Kelly Llewellyn as secretary.

Stephanie Hebron was reelected as treasurer. Amanda McMillen will be the voting trustee from the Naperville Unit District 203 school board.

"We, along with the entire board, are happy to welcome our new NEF Trustees Scott, Amanda, Jesse and Byanka," Beehler and Tank said. "Each new trustee brings unique perspectives, talents, and dedication to the NEF mission. We all look forward to helping enhance opportunities for District 203 students in the upcoming school year."

The volunteer board is made up of passionate community members who are dedicated to bettering the lives of students. For more information, visit, or email NEF at

New trustees

• Scott Frauenheim is the chief executive officer of Distinctive Schools, a nonprofit for educational management and consulting, serving K-12 schools and communities across the Chicago area. Frauenheim brings experience as a teacher, dean of students, principal, and special education director to his role. He is a new resident to Naperville and parent to a future District 203 student. Frauenheim holds a master's degree in educational leadership from National Louis University and the University of Phoenix and is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a degree in sports & event management. "My education experience has focused on innovation, equity, culture and achievement and I believe I can help give back, share, fundraise and support NEF," Frauenheim said.

• Amanda Kunzer is director of operations at Susan Myket Ph.D. & Associates, a child, teen and family psychology practice. Kunzer attended Naperville Unit District 203 schools and is a parent to a District 203 graduate. She is highly involved in the community, with experience in the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, including acting as a past chair of the Women in Business Board. She is currently on the board of KidsMatter as well as Chamber 630. Kunzer holds a degree from Northern Illinois University in Child and Family Studies, is a certified alcohol and drug counselor, and a certified anger management specialist, Level 2. "I am so fortunate to have grown up in this district and raise my child here," Kunzer said. "I have a passion to keep this district thriving and helping as many students and families as we can."

• Jesse McHugh is director of revenue management at Kimberly Clark and a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty. McHugh was raised in Naperville Unit District 203 and is a parent to current and future District 203 students. McHugh holds a degree in chemistry and an MBA from Miami University and is involved locally in the East Central Home Owners Association. "I have a passion for helping others and the community. Growing up in 203, I've had the privilege to see all the good NEF does for students and families in the community and it's important to me to give back while my children have the opportunity to learn and grow," McHugh said.

• Byanka McShane is a senior manager at DHJJ, Ltd, an accounting firm serving the Chicago area. McShane previously assisted with monthly accounting for NEF. She holds a Leadership Master of Accounting Science and Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Northern Illinois University. "It brings me joy to see how much NEF does for the Naperville community," McShane said. "I am excited to be part of an organization that helps students achieve success by removing educational barriers. There is nothing that makes me happier than to be able to provide assistance and resources to students."

Board officers

• Julie Beehler, board co-chair, worked for more than 35 years in Naperville Unit District 203, starting as an elementary teacher and later serving as principal at Beebe and Naper elementary schools before becoming director of administrative services for the district. Now retired, she continues to support students and families through volunteer work for the Naperville Education Foundation and for Loaves & Fishes.

• Jenny Tank, board co-chair, is a former attorney and community volunteer with organizations such as CASA of DuPage County and NAMI of DuPage. She has served as Grants Chair for the Naperville Education Foundation from September 2020 to May 2023. She has a passion for ensuring access to mental health services and has worked as the Intake Coordinator for Modify Counseling for the past two years. She is currently pursuing her 200 Hour Yoga Certification.

• Kelly Llewellyn, secretary, is a Naperville Unit District 203 parent and community volunteer. She served on Kingsley Elementary's Home & School executive board for many years, and acted as treasurer and president, and is currently serving on the Naperville Central High School Boosters organization.

• Stephanie Hebron, CPA, will continue in her role as treasurer. Hebron is Chief Administrative Officer at Cardinal Investment Advisors. She is a community volunteer, acting as parent coordinator and event co-chair for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in Naperville Unit District 203.

Naperville Education Foundation board co-chairs Julie Beehler and Jenny Tank; Kelly Llewellyn; and Stephanie Hebron, treasurer, right. Courtesy of Naperville Education Foundation

The Naperville Education Foundation is Naperville Unit District 203's philanthropic fundraising arm that encourages creativity, innovation, and excellence in our students by helping to ensure that every student in the district can take advantage of opportunities to make the most of their education. With the generous support of foundations, businesses, and individual donors, funds help remove barriers to learning, bring great ideas to life, and support each school's community.

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