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PTO Board Members

President  - Tara Moser

Tara is very excited to be this year's PTO President.  With 20+ years of event planning under her belt as a former event/wedding Planner, taking on the role of PTO president was something that just made sense.  Tara decided to end her event/wedding planning career in 2015 when her 2nd daughter Emma was born, so she could be at home with her 2 daughters. Tessa (11) who is now heading to 6th grade at Heritage Grove Middle School, and Emma (7) who is heading into 2nd grade here at Freedom.

Tara and her family moved to Plainfield in 2021, and immediately fell in love with the community.  Tara’s children are very active in the community of Plainfield through soccer with PSA, attending gymnastics and dance classes at Dance Quest, playing volleyball at EICHS, and cheering with the Painfield Mustangs.

Tara has become very active at Freedom since her daughters enrolled in 2021.  She was last year's PTO President-Elect, has been on many committees, and volunteers her time at school and in her community wherever she can.  She also enjoys cooking, entertaining, traveling and meeting new people.

Tara has been thrilled with the Freedom Family and PSD 202 since her children started school in the district and with the education they have received.  She is committed to making sure the Teachers and Staff are appreciated, the students are happy and engaged, and the parents are able to be heard and applauded for their hand in making their children’s education a success.  Tara believes that success in education comes from a collaboration of parents, teachers, and students all working together as a united team.  

President Elect - Nicole Clark

Nicole is excited to serve on the board this year, bringing with her a wealth of experience gained from years of volunteering for committees and events at Freedom since 2017. Born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago, she currently resides in Plainfield with her loving husband, Alex, and their two wonderful sons, Ryan and Kyle. As Ryan prepares to transition from Freedom Elementary to Heritage Grove as a sixth grader, Nicole eagerly looks forward to being more involved in the school community for years to come as her youngest, Kyle, will be entering first grade this year.  Professionally, Nicole is a Building Solutions Specialist for Interiors, collaborating closely with architects and designers on commercial projects. Over the past 13 years, she has remained dedicated to her company, and she finds immense joy in the interior design aspects of her job.  This passion aligns perfectly with one of her favorite hobbies, home decorating, where she can unleash her creativity and create beautiful spaces.
When Nicole isn't cheering on her boys at their sporting events, she indulges in a variety of
other interests. Golfing provides her with a sense of relaxation and the opportunity to spend time outdoors. She also loves traveling with her family and exploring new destinations. Nicole's love for party planning and hosting further showcases her warmth and attention to detail, as she creates memorable experiences for family and friends.  Nicole has a strong dedication to her family, her friends, her career, and her community. She approaches each endeavor with enthusiasm, commitment, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact. With her extensive experience, genuine passion for education, and unwavering support for Freedom, Nicole is excited for a fantastic year.

Vice President - Emmy De Silva

 Hi! I’m Emmy De Silva! My family includes my husband (Kevin) & our son (Jet De Silva). Jet is a first grader at Freedom. I was born in Korea and grew up in Minnesota (right outside the Twin
Cities, GO VIKINGS!) I met my husband and relocated to Bermuda for 4 years. We moved to IL in 2018, which brought us to Plainfield in 2020! I work part-time in HR, in my freetime you can see me volunteering at school, hanging out with my family, or running! Fun fact - I ran my first full Marathon in Chicago in 2022. I co-chaired the Mother/Son event in 2022 and had a blast planning the event! This is my first year on the PTO board as the Vice President. I am looking forward to working with the staff in creating fun events for the kids!

Secretary - Ami Hannam

Ami is very excited to be on the PTO board this year as Secretary. A ten-year resident of South
Naperville, she and her husband, Brad, have two children at Freedom: their son, Alex, in third grade and their daughter, Olivia, in first grade.  Ami is a physician who has practiced as an Allergist and Immunologist in the Chicago suburbs for 13 years. As much as she loves her career and helping improve the quality of her patients’ lives, her first passion is to be the best mom she can be and to be as engaged as possible in her kids’ lives.  Ami has pursued a number of opportunities to get involved at Freedom, including being a classroom volunteer, assisting with class parties, helping with projects in the art department, taking photos for the
yearbook, working in support of the Bubble Run, the Holiday Shop, and the daughter event. Beyond school, she has been an assistant coach for her daughter’s T-ball team, is the Troop Cookie Chair for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, teaches Sunday school, and is the current finance chair for her MOPS/MOPS Next group. She also loves to travel, scrapbook, and spend quality time with family.  Ami is excited to help bring the students, parents, and staff at Freedom together and is committed to making this an awesome year for everyone. She believes that a collaborative effort between teachers, students, and parents is the key to a successful and rewarding educational experience and she is happy to be part of the team helping to make that happen at Freedom this year!

Treasurer - Saj Syed

Saj was born and raised in Buffalo Grove, IL. She has been a high school counselor for 12 years at a selective enrollment high school in CPS and a Social Science high school teacher for four years prior to that. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and a Master’s in Human Services and Counseling. Saj and her family moved from Buffalo Grove to Plainfield a little over a year ago and absolutely loves the neighborhood and Freedom Elementary School! She is a mother of three children at Freedom.

Saj was the committee chair for BINGO night and School Supply Boxes for her previous school's PTO for two years. She also volunteered at many events over the three years she was involved with the PTO. 

Saj is excited to serve as the treasurer on the Freedom PTO Board for at least the next two years!

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