2021-22 Boosters Board Members
Kelly Soder is born & raised Lake Countian. Her and her husband, Ted, moved to Lindenhurst in 2006.
She has been volunteering in the district since her daughter, Lilly (5th grade), was in Pre-K at
Hillcrest. Her son Teddy (2nd grade) joined the Oakland family in 2019 after starting at Hillcrest when he was only a few months old.
“In the past years being in the classroom from time to time, I’ve seen how hard the teachers work to grow our children and help them learn. I try to listen to them to understand what is important, realizing that support of staff only makes daily school life for my child that much better. This year I hope to be able to continue to show the staff how much we appreciate everything they do. One goal for this year is to implement new ideas for
fundraising. I’d like everyone to have as much fun as I have had being involved with the Boosters over the past few years.”
Sarah is thrilled to be joining the Oakland Boosters Board this year! She moved to the Antioch area 7 years ago along with her husband Matt, daughter Isabel and son Wyatt. Sarah works as a teacher in a neighboring district and the needs of students and teachers are never far from her thoughts.
“Hello Eagles! I’m looking forward to working with our Oakland teachers and administrators to give our students the best possible educational experience, and partnering with our Oakland families to show our Oakland school staff how much they are loved and appreciated! I’m also looking forward to growing our Booster Base. Anyone can join the Oakland Boosters and the more families that are involved in our school community the stronger it will be!”
Katie Klüg is a transplant from Minnesota and a work-from-home mom to Emmett (5th grade), Lainey (Kindergarten), and, future Eagle, Sarah (3yo). She loves to entertain and be with people. Supporting her community and the area’s educators is always top of mind.
“I highly value and respect our educators and school system. Where would any of us be without educators? I want to support them and my community to the best of my ability. What better way to do that than to get involved with the Boosters?
My goals as Secretary are to (1) COMMUNICATE! I want every Oakland student, parent, staff, teacher, and administrator to know what we are doing and will be doing; to know how we are supporting and appreciating all of them. (2) WELCOME AND ENCOURAGE OUR COMMUNITY to be more involved. I want everyone to have a part in this awesome organization that is here to build the kind of school community where teachers and students can do their best work. (3) BRING THE FUN to our school community with events that bring us together and make Oakland a better place.”