Lake Forest residents will have three candidates for District 67 School Board.
Megan Heraty Engelberg has been a resident of Lake Forest for nearly all of her life. She attended Lake Forest Public Schools as a student at Everett, Deer Path Middle School, and Lake Forest High School (Class of 1995). She and her husband, Brent, have three children who have also attended District 67 schools.
Megan graduated from Indiana University with a major in Journalism and Psychology, and went on to have a 16 year career in sales and sales training, working for Black and Decker, Johnson and Johnson, and Forest Pharmaceuticals.
As a parent leader, Megan has served many roles and on a variety of committees within District 67. She has held leadership positions in both the Spirit of 67 Foundation and the District 67 Association of Parents and Teachers (APT). She has been a three- time chair of the Spirit’s fundraisers including the Home Tour and Stand up for Spirit, and has been a member of the nominating and grants committees. Megan has held various roles on the Everett, Sheridan, and Deer Path Middle School APT boards and served a two-year term as the Deer Path Middle School APT President.
Megan currently leads the APT as the District 67 Executive Board President, providing oversight for the five boards and 230 volunteers that make up the organization. In this role she has served as a partner to the administration and has worked to implement innovative leadership for the APT by developing programming with the Lake Forest Police Department (Parent Community Safety Series), Lake Forest Library, Paws for Patrick, CROYA, District 65, District 115 and others. Megan has also exemplified collective leadership with the District to spearhead, fundraise, and oversee the DPM staff lounge remodel that took place this past summer.
Megan is also an active participant in the Lake Forest High School APT having acted as the Freshman Class Parent Representative and a two-time chair of the Be True to Your School fundraiser. She also participates on the Lake Forest High School Foundation Board.
Megan currently is a member of the CROYA adult board, the Infant Welfare Society Board, and Women’s Board of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.
Megan looks forward to using her strong leadership experience and intricate knowledge of our community and the District to help pave the path of excellence Lake Forest District 67 strives to reach for every student, every day.
Mark Remus has lived in Lake Forest with his wife Laura since 2006. They are proud to call Lake Forest home because of its strong sense of community and excellent school system. Mark and Laura have three children, all of whom attend Lake Forest public schools. Mark believes in community service and he has volunteered with several organizations, including the American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO), Cub Scouts, Legal Prep Charter Academy, and the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.
Mark is a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP. For over twenty-five years, Mark has defended companies that are accused of patent infringement and helped innovative companies enforce their patent rights. Mark has served in many law firm leadership positions, including as a member of the board of directors and as a practice group leader. In 2019, Crain’s Chicago Business included Mark on its list of Notable Gen X Leaders in Law.
Mark grew up in St. Charles, IL and attended the University of Illinois, where he earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, with distinction, and a J.D., cum laude, from the College of Law.
Monica Yaun moved to Lake Forest in 2009 with her husband, Roshan Navagamuwa, and their son Evan, who is currently in 8th grade at Deer Path Middle School. She hails from the small town of Genoa, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Economics in 1997.
Monica spent 12 years working at Hewitt Associates where she did software development and led software implementations that spanned several months across hundreds of team members for Fortune 100 clients across health care benefits platforms to deliver a product that was on time and on budget. She left her career with the arrival of their son, and focused her time on the parent-teacher organization in the school (the APT). She spent four years on the executive board of the APT, and is currently the President of the APT at Deer Path Middle School. She also served on the board of the League of Women Voters - Lake Forest/Lake Bluff area, and still serves on their voter services committee where you can find her doing voter registration events around town.
When she's not busy volunteering, she enjoys traveling with her family, watching independent movies, and reading.