Lynn Antonopoulos, a long-time Lemont resident with strong ties to the community, has been appointed by the Lemont High School District 210 Board of Education to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of former board member Mary Tally. Antonopoulos was sworn in as a member of the District 210 Board of Education at a special meeting on November 9.
The appointment for Antonopoulos will be temporary, as the timing of Tally’s resignation will result in a two-year term being available during the Spring 2021 election. A four-year term next will be available for this Board of Education position in Spring 2023.
Antonopoulos has been a member of the Lemont High School Educational Foundation Board of Directors since 2015 and has served multiple terms as the LHSEF’s secretary. Thanks in part to her efforts in the areas of sponsorship and fundraising, the LHSEF has enjoyed unparalleled success during her tenure. Its annual “Taste of Lemont” events have drawn thousands of attendees annually to support the LHSEF and Lemont High School, and that success has allowed the LHSEF to contribute $300,000 combined in grants and support for the reimagined CITGO Innovation Academy.
Antonopoulos previously served for seven years as a member of the Lemont Junior Woman’s Club, which included two stints as the organization’s secretary, as well as a Girl Scout troop leader. She currently holds a position as a board member for a dance studio, City Nation Studios.
Antonopoulos serves as a copywriter for the Radiological Society of North America, and has accumulated 30 years of experience in the areas of sales, marketing and technical writing. She and her husband, Lockie, have two children – Mira ‘17 and Sophia ‘20 – who are Lemont High School alumnae.
A nine-year member of the District 210 Board of Education, Tally was first elected to the Board of Education in 2011 and won her third four-year term in 2019, when she also was elected by her peers as the Board Secretary.
With more than 868 days remaining on Tally’s four-year term, the District 210 Board of Education was required by state statute to report the vacancy to the South Cook Intermediate Service Center, and had 60 days to fill the vacancy