Each of our board members serves a three-year term. Our members bring varied backgrounds and talents to the table with the focused goal of helping the children and teachers in the Batavia School District.
Caroline Baty-Barr (2017-2020)
Bio coming soon...
Amy Biancheri (2016-2019)
Amy Biancheri has been an English teacher at Batavia High School since 2003 and is currently President of the Batavia Education Association. She is also on the district's Strategic Goal Planning Team and co-chairs the BPS Joint Appraisal Committee and Curriculum and Assessment Committee. She has lived in Batavia since 2008 with her husband John and three children, who are now at Rotolo, BHS, and in college.
Catherine Fitch (2011-present)
Catherine, her husband and two sons have lived in Batavia since 2000. Her oldest is in the class of 2016 and her youngest is in the class of 2019. She has been an active volunteer in their classrooms, chaired various committees and served as co-president of the Hoover-Wood PTO. She wanted to become involved with BFEE's mission when she saw first hand the positive impact it made at their school.
Karen Holden (2013-2018)
Karen and her family have lived in Batavia since 1999. She has three children, a freshman at Batavia High School, a 7th grader at Rotolo Middle School and a 4th grader at Grace McWayne Elementary School. Karen is a former chemical engineer who has been a stay at home mom for the past 8 years and has served as co-President and Secretary of the Hoover-Wood School PTO. She has also been an active volunteer in her children's classroom, a member of CANDO, and chair of the annual fundraiser for her son's Boy Scout troop. Karen joined the Foundation board because she believes in the value of education and wants to help support and enrich the education of Batavia students.
Marisa Lucas (2017-2020)
bio coming soon
Sue Locke (2016-2019)
bio coming soon
Ashley Murtaugh (2016-2019)
Ashley moved to Batavia in 2013 with her husband and two young sons. One of her sons is currently in the BPS101 Early Childhood Program, where she volunteers regularly. Ashley also voluteers her time with the AGS PTO, Chip In and Studio - Batavia Visual Arts Boosters. She is looking forward to be able to serve the entire BPS coummunity through BFEE.
Jamie Saam (2016-2019)
Jamie has been a resident of Batavia for over 20 years and a lifelong Bulldog since 5th grade. Jamie is the Executive Director for Batavia MainStreet, the nonprofit organization focused on downtown revitalization, through programs and events such as the Batavia Farmers' Market, Batfest, the Downtown Block Party, and more. She also serves on the Aurora Area Convention and Vistors Bureau Board as the representative for Batavia and is an active member of the Batavia Kiwanis Club. Jamie and her husband, Douglas, have two kids in BPS101 and own Bulldog Plumbing Inc in Batavia. She is grateful for the work BFEE does through granting to innovative thinkers and projects in our district and is excited to be part of the team.
Jan Wright (2016-2019)
Jan and her adult son, Colin, have lived in Batavia since 2001. She married long-time Batavia resident in 2013 and lives with him on the east side of town. Jan worked for Batavia schools for 16 years as an Assistant Superintendent and as principal of Alice Gustafson Elementary School. She is now retired and volunteers for various organizations in the community. She is excted about continuing her service to Batavia Schools through her work with BFEE.
Dr. Lisa Hichens
BPS 101 Superintedent
BPS 101 Communications Manager
Beth Walker, Administrator
Beth has lived in Batavia for 15 years and has two children at Batavia High School. She has a business adminstration degree from North Central College. Beth has been an active volunteer in the school district, currently serving her third year as the president of Studio-Batavia Visual Arts Boosters. She is a fabulous asset to the Foundation and can help you with anything you need.
Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence
P.O. Box 1003
Batavia, IL 60510