Board Members

School Board Members

Mrs. Heidi Fairgrieve, Mrs. Kathleen Hewell, Mrs. Lori Linkimer,
Mr. Nick Manheim, Mr. Edward McNally, Ms. Carolyn Waibel

The School Board is comprised of seven District 303 residents elected by the community. (Note 6/11/18 - One (1) Board Member vacancy to be filled by appointment no later than July 18, 2018.)

Key responsibilities of the Board are to provide educational leadership to the school community, create and maintain a vision and a mission for the District, and hire and evaluate the Superintendent to whom is delegated all administrative responsibility and authority.  The Board establishes clear and measurable goals and evaluates results.  They adopt and evaluate policies, approve and adopt the School District's annual budget, and involve the community in the life of the District. 

The District 303 School Board maintains open and honest communication and welcomes your interest and participation.  Open lines of communication are vital for providing a positive educational experience for the students who learn in District 303 classrooms each day.

Click on the photos below for a brief bio of each Board member.

Click on the email address,, to communicate with all the School Board members. For additional questions or information, call Mrs. Chris Rachford, Board Recording Secretary, at (331) 228-4922.


Mrs. Kathleen T. Hewell *

519 Wing Ln.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 464-0117


Mr. Nick Manheim *

4N009 Thornapple Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(225) 772-9466


Mrs. Lori Linkimer *

1816 Waverly Circle
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-5929



Mrs. Heidi Fairgrieve *

37W340 Red Gate Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 549-6442


Mr. Edward McNally *

724 Horne St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-0154


Ms. Carolyn Waibel *

41 St. Germain Place
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 502-8212

* Completed Mandatory Board member training required by Section 105 ILCS 5/10-16a of the Illinois School Code. Click here to view Board member training activities.