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PTO Board Members

President - Jacki Block 

Jacki was born and raised in Oswego and currently lives in Plainfield.  Her daughter is in third 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 and enjoys continuing her education as a Real Estate Negotiation Expert, Senior Real Estate Specialist and Certified VA Loan Agent.  

Jacki volunteered at the school in the classroom regularly (before Covid restrictions).  She was previously President-Elect and Treasurer of the PTO.  She likes to cook, garden, and see live music. She is excited to be the President this year and hopes to make it the best year ever!

President-elect - Please email freedompto@gmail.com if you are interested in this position!

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 3rd grade at Freedom and a son in 6th 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 for this new journey.  She is excited to be the PTO secretary!

Treasurer - Sara Holzwarth:

Sara was born and raised in Mishawaka, IN and currently resides in Plainfield. She has a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in International Business and Global Studies from Valparaiso University and a MBA from Indiana University. 

Sara works for a privately held chemical company as an accountant with a focus on inventory valuation. Sara has two daughters who attend Freedom; Lily is in third grade and Ella is in first. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 

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