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President - Jacki Block 

Jacki was born and raised in Oswego and currently lives in Plainfield.  Her daughter is in fourth grade and loves going to school at Freedom.  

Jacki received her Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising, with a Spanish minor from the University of Illinois and has 20 years of marketing experience.  She is now a Realtor with Keller Williams Infinity and she enjoys continuing her education as a Seller Representative Specialist, Real Estate Negotiation Expert, Seniors Real Estate Specialist and Certified VA Loan Agent.  

Jacki has volunteered at the school in the classroom regularly.  This will be her fourth year on the PTO Board and she was previously President, President-Elect and Treasurer.  Jacki has helped execute the annual Fundraiser, Talent Show, Family Activities, Supply Kits, 5th Grade Event, Rewards, Family Dinners, the Daughter Event, Homecoming Float, Spirit Wear, Hospitality, Outdoor Classroom, Teacher Grants, Landscaping and has served as the CAPE Rep for the last two years.  

She likes to cook, garden, and see live music. She is excited to make this year the best year ever for the students, parents and staff at Freedom!

President Elect  - Tara Moser

Tara is very excited to be this year's President-Elect.  She grew up in New England and started her career in event planning in Boston.  She moved to Chicago in 2002, married her husband Erik in 2007, and has lived in Illinois since.  She held many event planning positions in her career from 2000-2015, mainly as a Catering Sales Manager and Wedding Planner.  Tara decided to end her event planning career in 2015 as an independent wedding planner when her 2nd daughter Emma was born, so she could be at home with her 2 daughters. Tessa is now in 5th grade and Emma is in 1st grade.

Tara and her family moved to Plainfield in 2021, and she truly loves her community.  Tara’s children are also active in the community of Plainfield and play soccer with PSA, attend gymnastics and dance classes at Dance Quest, and play tennis at Five Star in Plainfield.

Tara has become very active at Freedom since her daughters enrolled in 2021.  She has been on committees and volunteers her time wherever she can.  She also enjoys cooking, entertaining, traveling and meeting new people.

Tara has been thrilled with the Freedom Family since her children started and with the education they have recieved.  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.  

Vice President - Allison Hasan

Allison Hasan is excited to be this year’s Vice President. She has been a parent at Freedom Elementary since 2011 and is a huge fan of our school.

She was born and raised in Kentucky. She has a Bachelor of Science from Florida International University. She was a Human Resources Executive pre-K (pre-kids) and now a Substitute teacher with PSD202, helps her family run their small business, and is the founder of the non-profit Moms By Faith. She lives in Naperville with her husband, Syed, and their three children, Luke, Mitchell and Makayla. She also has two step children, Sean & Brooke.

She has chaired, co-chaired and volunteered for many events and committees with Freedom PTO over the years such as Class Parties, Fundraisers, Teacher/Student Grants, Father/Mother/Son/Daughter events, Copy Crew, Fine Arts Night, and anywhere she saw a need to lend a hand. She loves to travel and take her kids “adventuring”, cook, sing and volunteer at The Compass Church-South Naperville.

Secretary - Kari Bumber

Kari was born and raised in Darien and has lived in Plainfield several times throughout her adult life.  The great people and downtown charm keep bringing Kari back to the Plainfield area.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education K-12.  She has been working full time for 17 years as a special education teacher in a neighboring district.

Kari has a daughter in 5rd grade at Freedom and a son in 8th grade at Heritage Grove Middle School.  Both children have had great academic and social experiences at Freedom.  During both of her childrens’ time at Freedom, Kari has volunteered in the classroom and has gone on numerous field trips.   Balancing work and being a mom is very important to Kari.  Kari was also a troop leader for a local Girl Scout troop.  She runs the fiscal responsibility for this organization as well as creates fun and engaging activities that create strong character values for each girl in her troop.  Kari has also coached soccer for both children when they were 4 and 5.  

Kari is excited to continue her journey as the PTO’s Secretary!

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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