Member Profiles

Khristi Boyer

Khristi was sworn in to her first term on Tuscola School Board in April, 2011. She has served as Secretary of the Board and is currently the Board President.  She graduated from ViIla Grove High School, and received her Undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University and her master's degree in Language and Literacy from the University of Illinois.  She is currently employed by the Champaign Unit 4 School District where she teaches Kindergarten. Khristi is finishing her 19th year at Robeson Elementary and 20th year in the District.

Khristi says she became interested in serving on the Tuscola School board because "I feel with my educational background I have a lot of experience and valuable insight that I will bring to the board.  Also, I have a vested interest in this school district to strive for not only my own three children but for all Tuscola children."
Khristi is married to Matthew, they have three children Braden who will be a Freshman, Raeanna & Marissa who will be 6th graders.

 


Tim Mooney

Tim was first elected to the board of education in April of 2011. He graduated from Chrisman High School, class of 1985, and received his bachelor's degree from Northwood University, in Midland Michigan in 1988.  Tim was the Ford dealer in Tuscola for 27 years before retiring. After taking a couple of years off, he joined the staff of First Federal Bank of Tuscola in early 2016.

In his opinion, Tim believes the school district is the biggest asset the community has to offer.  He feels its continued growth in educational standards and financial stability is of the up most importance in maintaining a strong school district.  "We must be able to provide our students with a high level educational experience, and provide our staff with the tools they need to perform at that high level."

Tim is married to TCHS graduate Laurie, and they have 3 children, Anthony 30, Audrey 23, and Jackson 19.  All 3 of which graduated from TCHS.

Tim currently serves on the board of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System in Mattoon, has been active in several trade organizations in the automobile industry, as well as many civic and charitible organizations in Tuscola.  He enjoys attending his kids' sporting events, and is a golfer and hunter.


Darold Spillman

Darold was elected to his first term on the Board of Education in April 2011. 

The reason he ran for the school board was simple; to give back to the community.  He ran for school board as a thank you to the district and to give back to the school community.

After retiring from the Air Force, he felt his experience in the all-around function of command offices in the area of transportation, civil engineering, hospital-medical, postal, as well as the United States Air Forces in Europe in Germany, would be beneficial to the workings of the school board.  Darold brings knowledge of policy and procedures. He listens and likes to ask questions, research ideas, issues, and information and brings an outside approach to the board. 

Currently he is a Business/Administrative Associate and Research Coordinator within the University of Illinois. He has also been a tax advisor for over 15 years. Working within the University setting compels him to spend money effectively.  This is another quality he brings to the board. 

It is Darold’s hope that while serving on the board, he can help parents and educators enrich and encourage all students and to expand the horizon of education and life-long learning.  He would also like to see a greater support and awareness within the community for the pursuit of a college education and the educational and employment value of vocational technology skills.

Darold is a graduate of Woodbridge American High School, RAF Woodbridge, United Kingdom. He received his Associate of Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force in 2004. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University in May 2015.

Darold is married to Andrea. They have seven children – Philip, David, Bridget, Anna, Thomas, Andrew, and Emma. He enjoys home repair, cars, cooking and spending time with family and friends. Philip, a 2014 graduate of Tuscola, is currently a mechanical engineering student at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI.  David, a 2016 graduate of Tuscola, is currently an aviation student at Quincy University in Quincy IL.  Bridget is a 2017 graduate of Tuscola, is a history student at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.

 


Rick Quinn

Rick is a 1972 graduate of ABL and a 1974 graduate of Parkland College and has been employed by  Kraft Foods since 1974.  Rick served his first term on the School Board from 2003-2007 and was elected again in 2009, 2013, and 2017 to serve additional terms. 

My wife and I moved to Tuscola as a young family.  My oldest son was just beginning kindergarten.  With both of us coming from small towns from the surrounding area, we felt Tuscola was the best place for us.  It offered good schools and many activities for our family.  As our children grew and began participating in many of the activities offered by the district we became more active ourselves volunteering to help out whenever we could.  I ran for the School Board because I wanted to make sure our district continued to offer activities that encourage our students to expand their knowledge and help them grow as responsible adults. 

Our challenges are many.  We need to remain diligent in our efforts to improve our curriculum for our students and maintain a nd improve our facilities while acting in a fiscally responsible manner.  As a Board member I intend to work with the other Board members,  administration, faculty and staff to achieve these goals. 

Rick is married to Jerri and has two sons, Patrick and Mark and four grandchildren.  Patrick is a 1996 graduate of TCHS and Mark is a 2001 graduate of TCHS.

 


Martin Marx

Martin was sworn in on April 24th of 2017 for his first term on the Tuscola school board. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1971 in Fulton, Illinois, the home of the Fulton Steamers. Martin went to Eastern Illinois University and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Zoology and Botany.

Martin taught at Tuscola High School for 39 years.  He taught Biology, Advanced Biology, and freshman science. Martin retired from teaching in May of 2016.

Martin has two daughters who are graduates of Tuscola High School. Katie is a Nuclear Medicine technologist at a hospital in Cooperstown, New York. Anna is a marketing assistant for the city of Tuscola and is a co-owner of a business in Tuscola called Posies and Pattycakes.

The reason Martin ran for school board is that he wanted to be a voice for the students, the parents, and the faculty of the Tuscola school district. Over his first term as school board member, he would like to help with the curriculum throughout the school district.  Also, in his first term he would like to increase the faculty in a few of the departments in the school district where it is needed.

 


Cathy Mannen 

Cathy was elected to the Board of Education in April 2017. She is a 1989 graduate of Unity High School in Tolono. Her post-secondary credentials include a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Millikin University, a Master of Science in Education from Eastern Illinois University, and a Master of Education with General Administrative Endorsement from the University of Illinois. With endorsements in Elementary Education and Reading, Cathy taught for nearly 18 years. Her teaching experience included two years in Urbana and nearly 16 years in Champaign as an elementary classroom teacher, literacy interventionist and coach, and Reading Recovery teacher. Currently, Cathy works for the members of the Illinois Federation of Teachers as an education policy advocate.

Cathy and her family moved to Tuscola in 2001 when their oldest daughter, Nicole, was in kindergarten and their youngest daughter, Rachel was two years old. Cathy decided to run for school board because she believes that strong public schools build and maintain strong communities. She is invested in Tuscola’s public schools and dedicated to students learning and succeeding. “Being on the school board is a way that I can give back to the community and school district that nurtured our daughters as learners.”

 

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