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SD308 Board OKs appointment of new finance chief, HR director

SD308 Executive Director of Human Resources Anthony F. Grazzini
SD308 Executive Director of Human Resources Anthony F. Grazzini

The SD308 Board of Education approved the appointment of a new chief financial officer and executive director of human resources for the district during a meeting, Monday, May 14.

Christi S. Tyler will serve as the district's chief financial officer, effective July 1. Currently, she serves as the interim assistant superintendent for business at Homer CCSD 33c, where she oversees all functions of the business office, including: budget and levy preparations, payroll and benefits, purchasing and bidding, general ledger and accounts payable, board and state reporting and account codes. She has also had the responsibility for overseeing the operations department, including: building and grounds, custodial and maintenance staff. Prior to serving as Homer CCSD 33c's interim assistant, she also worked for both the East and West Aurora School Districts.

At SD308, Tyler will earn $145,000 for the 2018-19 contract year.

“Ms. Tyler will be an excellent addition to our administrative team at SD308, her experience and education are a great fit for our district,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Sparlin. Tyler has an associates in arts from Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois; a bachelor of science, elementary education from St. Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois; and a master's degree in school business management from Northern Illinois University.

The board also appointed Anthony F. Grazzini as the district's new executive director of human resources, effective July 1. Grazzini currently serves as the assistant superintendent for human resources in the Cicero School District 99, where he is responsible for all aspects of administration, financial planning, directing, and supervising the activities of the human resources department. Prior to his current role in Cicero School District 99, he held the role as their executive director of human resources.

Grazzini will earn a base salary of $120,000 for the 2018-19 contract year.

“Being one of the larger school districts in Illinois, SD308 has a substantial workforce, and the role of effectively leading human resources is vital. We are confident that Mr. Grazzini’s knowledge and experience will be a great asset to our district,” said Dr. John Sparlin, superintendent of schools. Grazzini has a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education/Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Administration from Lakeland College, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration from Benedictine University, and is working on finishing his Doctorate of Education (expected in 2018) from National Louis University.

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