2016-2017 Committee Chairs

April Bauer
Bradley University
(800) 447-6460

Southern, East Central & North Central Districts

Megan Koester
McKendree University
(618) 537-6832

Western, West Central Districts

Robert Yerkan
Rolling Meadows High School
(847) 718-5660

Chicago & South Suburban, Northwest, West & North Suburban Districts

Executive Board Liaison

Nate Bargar
Professional Development Council Team
University of Cincinnati
(847) 221-8086


District Seminars


Oversee District Seminars throughout the state of Illinois. This committee was formed in 2012 to replace the roles of the two Professional Development Directors on the IACAC board.

There are eight districts in Illinois. The  North Central and East Central districts have combined their district seminar for the past few years.


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Committee Members

Michelle Adams, Elmhurst College
Shawna Armstrong, Aurora University
April Bauer, Bradley University
Christine Beeftink, Niles North High School
Kristina Black, Elmhurst College
Annette Braden, Enfield High School
John Cadero, Triton College
Clair Casper, University of Illinois – Springfield
Kassie Daly, Western Illinois University – Quad Cities
Kara Dollaske, York Community High School
Constance Ervins, Northern Illinois University
Andriana Esparza, Oakton Community College
Allegra Giulietti-Schmitt, Niles North High School
Sarah Houston, Monmouth College
Matt Kirby, St. Charles North High School
Mara Ortiz, Northern Illinois University
Larissa Petrakis, Niles North High School
Elyse Rench, McKendree University
Katy Saalfeld, Northern Illinois University
Jon Tomaso, Dominican University
Sean Whitten, Lewis University