2019 - 2020
President - Steven Pratt:
Steve is from NW Illinois by the Wisconsin / Iowa border. He retired in 2014 from the U.S. Army and is now a stay at home dad while going to college full time with a major in Radiology. He and his family moved to unincorporated Plainfield in 2005 and then moved into the actual village of Plainfield in December 2015. Steve and his wife Betty have 2 kids, Abigail (8) in 3rd grade this year and Xavier (12) who is at Heritage Grove for 7th grade.
This is Steve’s 2nd year on the PTO board. He has been the State Representative (President) of a LiUNA local 1776 since January 2015 and previously was the treasurer and executive on their board. Steve is looking forward to being active in the Freedom PTO and helping our students in any way he can.
President Elect - Amber Goldstein
In Pennsylvania, I used to manage a full service salon and spa, as well as taught cosmetology at my local Vo-tech. After having my first born in 2005, I quickly became involved and have been president of the local MOMS Club as well as MOPS and Moms Next, when transferred to Texas I became heavily involved with the community there. I ran and held numerous fundraising events with the MOPS/MomsNext there. In addition I was involved with the church and the preschool attached, taught preschool and numerous involvement with vacation bible school. Our transfer to Illinois, I became very involved with Hayden’s EI at Bonnie Mcbeth then onto involvement with Freedom Elementary. In my free time I dedicate a lot of time on autism research, ADHD, anxiety, neurological disorders etc. to help educate new parents and young adults who may have had recent diagnosis affecting themselves and or families. I have volunteered numerous activities at Freedom, and enjoy volunteering in the classroom. I have been the chair for Boxtops/ Rewards since 2017.
Vice President - Amy Wilson
I am a mom of two boys, Troy (4th grade) and Jayden (2nd grade). Prior to becoming a mom, I worked full-time as a paralegal. When my oldest was starting kindergarten I decided to leave my job so I could spend more time with my boys. Now that both are in school full time, I am often at school volunteering in the classrooms or substituting in the lunchroom. When I am not helping at school, you might also see me on a baseball field or basketball court helping out. I have also served as the chair of yearbook and co-chair of box tops/rewards for the 2017-18 school year.
Secretary - Estelle Paciero
I grew up on the west coast of France and moved to the USA 15 years ago. I have three kids, a daughter in 6th grade who is now attending Heritage Grove Middle School, a daughter in 5th grade and a son in 1st grade. I have a degree in Secondary Education with a major in French and a minor in Spanish. I have been a stay at home mom ever since my kids were born but this year, I decided to step back into the workforce, a few hours a week, teaching French to elementary students. While at home with my kids, I have volunteered my time at Freedom and at MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) and I am also running a French group in the area. I am really excited to be the PTO secretary this year and I cannot wait to meet you.
Treasurer- Jacki Block
Jacki grew up in Plainfield’s neighboring town, Oswego. She has lived in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee but her and her husband Chris decided to move back closer to home after having their daughter, Lilly, in order to be closer to family. Lilly is in first grade and loves going to school at Freedom.
Jacki received her Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois and has 15 years of marketing experience. Most recently, she has joined Keller Williams Infinity as a real estate agent after taking a few years off to be a stay-at-home mom.
Jacki has volunteered at the school in the classroom regularly. She likes to cook, garden, and see live music. She is excited to help out as treasurer this year and can’t wait to make this the best year possible.