About District 181

​​​​​Executive Director

Meg Cooper

Board of Education Representatives

Sheetal Rao

Sarah Jakobsen

D181 Teacher Representatives

Nancy Gadzala

Heather Scott

D181 Administration Representatives

Jamie Lavigueur

Kathy Robinson

District 181 is located in the western suburbs of Chicago, IL, serving the communities of Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook,

Burr Ridge and Willowbrook.

It is a K-8 public school district educating nearly 4,000 students with seven elementary schools and two middle schools.

District 181 Schools:

CHMS   HMS   Elm   The Lane   Madison   Monroe   Oak   Prospect   Walker

More about District 181

Dana Martin

Megan Mikhail

​Maureen Miks

Heena Musabji

Tom Norton

Dave Pequet

Dave Ricordati

Danny Riehle

Elizabeth Westover

Chris White

Susan Wilson

The District 181 Foundation fiscal year is July 1 - June 30.

District 181 Foundation IRS 990 (2019-20 Fiscal Year)

Tax ID Number: 36-4259388

funds help to:

Encourage creativity and innovation throughout the District
Bring experts to our community
Empower students
Provide Special Learning Opportunities for Students, Teachers and Parents


Be a valuable catalyst, partnering with District 181 and the community, to encourage and support
creativity, innovation and excellence in education for all students.


To inspire community involvement, pride, and support for the exceptional education provided to all District 181 students.

financial statements

In 1996, the Board of Education of District 181 directed a year-long study to assess the feasibility of establishing a foundation for the school district.  A committee of staff members and citizens studied the issue and determined that a foundation was viable and could offer significant value to District 181 and the community. 

The District 181 Foundation was formally established in 1997 and incorporated in 1999 as an independent 501(c)(3) organization for the purpose of supporting initiatives that benefit students across District 181 which are not or cannot be funded by tax revenues. 

Since its inception the District 181 Foundation has invested over $1,500,000 in District 181 schools.

board members

Erin Bielski

John Bielski

Julie Boruff

Ridgeway Burns

Bridget DeMartino

Andrea Flynn

Mridu Garg

Aaron Gin

John Haarlow

Kelly Kirchheimer

Michelle Lipman