R.D. Sayles


The Founder:

Robert Dean Sayles, was born in Lake Geneva, WI during the Depression. He Graduated from Grant Community High School and joined the army in 1942.

After the war he attended University of Illinois on the G.I Bill, where he graduated with honors on the Dean's List. Robert Sayles was an advocate of all the arts. During his lifetime he wrote poems, novels and took an interest in painting.

He was on the Fox Lake School Board for 20 years, serving as president for 12 of those years. He was a true friend of education.

Board Members:

  • Andy Martin - President
  • Marilyn Filiatreault - Treasurer
  • Shanon Szczesny - Secretary
  • Jim Cistaro
  • Kelly Dunlavy
  • Rachel Lundberg

Honorary Board Members:

  • Richard Homan
  • Nancy Koske

Non-Board Member Liaison:

  • Denise Kelley

Advisory Board:

  • Mike Nerheim
  • Bruce Clinton
  • Heather Frizielle