Prairie Crossing Charter School (PCCS) is governed by a board of directors who help ensure the success of our mission and values. The board consists of nine directors, each serving a 3 year term. Each year, three new directors are elected - one elected by the parents of PCCS and two appointed internally by the currently seated directors. To contact the Board of Directors, click here.
|Steve Achtemeier is President of Lightscape, Inc., a premier exterior lighting company specializing in design, installation, and service of outdoor lighting scenes and products. Steve has a Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In 1992, he took over management of the lighting division of a local landscape firm, and he purchased the division in 1995. Steve is also a principal of two other local companies, one providing custom landscape wood products and the other is a commercial real estate investment firm.|
Dr. Hebert is a Research Investigator Biochemist for Abbott Laboratories. He is a group leader for a team specializing in downstream processing of mammalian cell feedstock for the isolation of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies for research and development of proteins as biologics/biotherapeutics.
Dr. Eric Hebert, Secretary
Jeff Barhorst currently is the VP of Software Engineering for the Analytics division of Symphony IRI Group. Prior to joining IRI, Jeff was the Chief Technology Officer and EVP of Global Program Management for Symphony Marketing Solutions a global marketing solutions and outsourcing company. He brings almost two decades of delivering technology and process solutions covering a variety of business and analytical domains. Previous work experience includes positions as the CIO and VP of Software Development for BVM Olenti and as the co-founder and President of Olenti LLC. Jeff holds several patents, a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurship. Jeff and his wife Connie have been part of the PCCS family for the past 10 years and with their 4 children will be with us for years to come.
Term 10/2011 – 10/2014
John Guziec is retired from Fedex Corporation where he received many awards for increasing station performance and a new sort system design. While at Fedex, John served on the Enviromental Committee and Safety Committee. Prior work experience includes mortgage banking and high-end retail. John and his wife volunteered for PCCS activities and fundraisers during their daughter's attendance at the school. Since her graduation, John has served on the CPR&F committee.
|Dean Thorson is a Fellow of the Technical Staff at Motorola and is the Senior Director of Advanced Technology Trials in the Mobile Devices Business. He is responsible for developing and shipping next generation technologies in handheld devices and holds 19 United States Patents. Dean is the proud parent of a PCCS alumni, a current student, and a future student.|
Brian Shamash is in the Insurance and Financial Services industry as an independent contractor for State Farm insurance. He specializes in integrating the unique insurance and financial planning needs of each individual, family, or small business to create the best long and short term strategies to meet their goals. He is also active in real estate serving as the managing partner of a real estate investment/property Management Company and a licensed agent with Century 21 in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Term 10/2010 - 10/2013
Bio coming soon.