Meet the Board
To contact a member of the Board of Education, click on the official’s picture to send an email. To leave a message or request a call-back from a member of the Board of Education, please call the District Office at 847-990-4200.
Elected 2007, Elected 2011, Elected 2015
Jeffrey Bard has lived in District 73 since 1999. He and his wife, Lori, live in Vernon Hills with their two children who attend Hawthorn schools. Jeff has been involved as a volunteer in the community with the Vernon Hills Park District, GLSA soccer program, and the Boy Scouts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering & Public Policy and an MBA. Jeff is an environmental manager. (Term ends April 2019)
Sonali resides in Vernon Hills with her husband and two children. She was a member of the district‘s Strategic Planning Committee and has volunteered in her children’s schools. Sonali has a Ph.D in pharmacology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Bombay in India. She currently stays at home to care for her children. (Term ends April 2019)
Ghita Mueller has lived in Hawthorn District 73 since 2006. She and her husband, Keith, have two beautiful daughters who both attend Hawthorn schools. Ghita has been an active volunteer within her school district and community, including her efforts for Literacy Volunteers of America, GLSA and GiGi’s Playhouse, a Down Syndrome Awareness Center. She has a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois and has worked in corporate America for Viacom/Showtime Networks within the sales and marketing departments. Since 2003, Ghita has worked as a residential real estate broker in Lake County and is currently working for Coldwell Banker. (Term ends April 2017)