Meet the Board

The Friends of Pulaski's Board has loved seeing the Pulaski community rally around our beloved school and appreciates all the support.

The Board of Director positions are voted in each June. Responsibilities include attending monthly meetings, researching and voting on expenditure decisions, and communicating with the school administration and Local School Council (LSC). 

The Board

Jamie Ayers, Turf Committee

Jamie and her husband Dustin have been residents of Bucktown since 2008. Jamie has two children at Pulaski. Her daughter Sasha is in 7th grade at the Lane Tech Academic Center, and her son Logan is in 5nd grade. Jamie is extremely excited to be a board member of FOP and to give back to the school which has provided a wonderful education and overall experience for both children. Jamie has a B.A from Washington University in St. Louis, and an M.A in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. She puts none of those degrees to use, and since 2003 has been in the business world as the Regional Manager of an architectural stone company, supplying commercial and residential projects all over the City and beyond. They are very proud to be a part of the Pulaski community!

Luann Ray, President, Secretary

Luann has lived in the Bucktown neighborhood for over 15 years and absolutely loves it. She was super excited when she learned that her neighborhood school was Pulaski and her family could stay in the city! Luann and her husband Raj have a 5th grader and 3rd grader at the school and are thrilled with both the academics and the focus on social-emotional intelligence in the curriculum. She studied economics in undergrad and received her MBA at Depaul University. She worked for many years with Raj in sales until changing careers and becoming a Licensed Acupuncturist. She tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible with her kids and is one of those people who actually enjoys a Chicago winter

Melinda Green, Fundraising & Events

Melinda and her husband, Dan, have lived in Bucktown since 2014. They have two daughters, Ella and Lily. Ella is in 3rd grade at Pulaski and Lily is 4 years old. Melinda has a B.A. from DePaul University, previously worked for two non-profits in recruitment, fundraising, and special events and in her spare time is a wedding coordinator. Melinda and Dan currently serve on the Board of Trustees at Holy Trinity High School and have a tremendous passion for inner-city education. Melinda and her family are excited to be a part of the Pulaski community and help support the school in any way possible.

Kellie Rogers, Communications

Kellie lives in Bucktown with her husband, Tim, and their two boys, Dylan and Sion.  Dylan is a third grader at Pulaski, while Sion is in first grade.  

 

Kellie is the Executive Director of a small nonprofit.  She has a BA from the University of Kansas and is excited for her family to be a part of the Pulaski community.  

Lezlie Mackie, Volunteer Chair

Lezlie and her husband Brett have called Bucktown home since 2007 & Pulaski their school home since 2014. 5 years and 3 kids later they are currently proud Pulaski parents to both a 5th & 2nd grader as well as a Kindergartner. Lezlie has a BA in Theatre from The Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University. After traveling with the international theatre troupe Up With People she spent 5 years in Los Angeles acting and held a 2 year residency with Playhouse West Los Angeles. She now does some of her best work preforming daily in the role of Mom to her 3 equally dramatic children, while also freelancing in creative design & event styling. The wonderful Pulaski community has helped create that same small town feeling Lezlie knew she wanted for her family as she grew up with in Tennessee. The Mackie Family encourages the quickest, easiest & most fun way to join this amazing community is to get curious, get involved and volunteer!

Scott Suckow, Treasurer, Projects & Procurement

Scott and his wife Melissa established their roots in Bucktown in 2005. He has two daughters and a son.  The daughters are in 6th grade and 4th grade.  His son graduated from Pulaski and is now at Lane Tech.  Scott served as the FOP President for three years.  He has a BS from the University of Illinois and an M.Eng. from M.I.T., both in Structural Engineering. Still looking for a little more student loan debt, he obtained an MBA from Babson College. After running a multi-concept restaurant company for 13 years, Scott is presently taking time off and is back in school at Harvard studying business analytics.

About the Friends of Pulaski

Friends of Pulaski is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) comprised of parent and community volunteers charged with volunteering and raising money to support high-quality educational programming for all the students at Pulaski. 

 

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