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Endorsed candidate bios 2012-13

Katie Bittner   |   Scott Kluge   |   Sari Montgomery   |   Ron Worth


Katie Bittner

Katie Bittner has lived in Deerfield for nine years and has two children in DPS 109 Schools. She currently works for Waukegan Public Schools as an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Facilitator placing special education students. She sees having someone involved in public education as adding value to the Board of Education’s composition.

“I believe that my experience as a special education teacher, administrator, and parent will provide a unique perspective into the issues within a school setting,” Bittner said. READ MORE ...


Scott Kluge

Scott Kluge is an engaged parent and active member of the District 109 community who chose to live in Deerfield with his family starting in 2007 because of its first-rate schools. Though the community is known for its excellent schools, he also sees opportunities to improve students’ educational experiences.

“Specifically, we need to challenge ourselves to continuously improve every component of our curriculum so that it is aligned with the Common Core Standards — and so that we engage and motivate our children every day,” Kluge said. “I am highly committed to making our schools as strong as they can be for all students.”  READ MORE ...


Sari Montgomery



Sari Montgomery has lived in Riverwoods for eight years and has three children in DPS 109 schools. She is seeking a position on the Board of Education because she sees it as taking her active involvement in District 109 to the next level. ...

“I believe that educating our children is one of our most important responsibilities, both as parents and as a community, and that taking an active part in that process is critical to maintaining and improving the high quality education we enjoy in this district, while still providing financial accountability to all of the district’s taxpayers,” Montgomery said.  READ MORE ...




Ron Worth

Ron Worth was born and raised in Deerfield. He moved back to the area with his wife and four children after living in California’s Silicon Valley for 12 years.

“Our decision to return to Deerfield was based on the fantastic reputation of Districts 109 and 113 after doing extensive research of schools in the North Shore,” Worth said.

In January 2011, Worth was appointed to a vacant 109 Board of Education position, where he has successfully served for the past two years.  READ MORE ...