Business and Operations

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Dr. John T. Petzke

Assistant Superintendent of Operations/CSBO

Dr. Petzke previously worked for SD 308 from 2007-2012 in the role as Executive Director of Technology and most recently served as the superintendent of Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3.

He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois; Masters in Educational Administration (w/type 75) from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois; Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois; and M.S.Ed. in School Business Management with CSBO from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. 

Areas of Responsibility:
  • Finance
  • Facility construction and Development
  • Food Services
  • Maintenance and Operations
  • Transportation
  • Technology
  • Payroll

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Ms. Amanda R. Sitar

Director of Finance
asitar@sd308.org

Amanda Sitar previously worked for Troy CCSD 30C from 2013-2022 in several roles throughout the district while working her way through school to become the district's Business Manager in 2018.

Ms. Sitar earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Psychology from Governors State University, University Park, IL, where she graduated with high honors, summa cum laude; and Masters in Business Administration and Chief School Business Official CSBO (w/type 75) administrative license from Concordia University, Chicago, IL..

 
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Finance
  • Facility construction and development
  • Food Services
  • Maintenance and Operations
  • Transportation
  • Technology
  • Payroll

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Ms. Patricia Alexakos

Food Service - Aramark General Manager
palexakos@sd308.org
 
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Food Services
  • School Breakfast and Lunch Programs
  • Food Services Team
  • Nutrition and Snacks

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Mr. Eric Simon

Assistant Director of Operations
esimon@sd308.org

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Manages day to day custodial, grounds and maintenance operations
  • Administers and maintains School Dude programs and databases
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the Operations Department training and safety programs and initiatives
  • Assists in the management of district annual service agreements
  • Assists with distribution of work via School Dude
  • Manages the District Energy Management program

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Mr. Michael DeArmond

Director of Transportation
mdearmond@sd308.org

Mike DeArmond was hired in 2019 as the Assistant Director of Transportation. Mr. DeArmond has worked in transportation throughout his career, including being a dispatcher, assistant manager, and general location manager for First Student in Glen Ellyn. He worked his way through college by driving a school bus! 

Mr. DeArmond earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma; a Master’s in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois. Mike DeArmond’s four children attend District 308 schools and his wife is an EL teacher at The Wheatlands.

Areas of Responsibility 
 

  • Oversight of safe, effective and efficient transportation services for district students.
  • Oversight of department employees, policies and procedures. 
  • Oversight of school bus leasing and department purchasing programs.  
  • Processing of the State Reimbursement Claim.
  • Transportation budget.
  • Continuous collaboration with internal and external personnel, including public agencies, parents, transportation regulation agencies and vendors to support exceptional customer service.
  • Development, implementation and the maintenance of safety standards and department procedures in compliance with federal and state laws, district policy and insurance regulations.
 

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Mr. Erik Weidner

Assistant Director of Transportation
eweidner@sd308.org

Areas of Responsibility:
  • Assists with Transportation Safety
  • Coordinates Bus Routes
  • Monitors and assists in the hiring of bus personnel
  • Coordinates Special Education Bus Services
  • Assists Director of Transportation

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Mr. Brent Kiger

Director of Technology and Infrastructure
bkiger@sd308.org  

Areas of Responsibility:
  • Student Information Systems and Reports and State Reporting Oversight
  • Computer and Device Support, Ordering and Implementation Oversight
  • Applications Oversight - Operational (i.e. eSchool, MS Office) and Administrative (i.e. email)
  • Telephones and Voicemail Equipment and Service Oversight
  • Technology Steering Committee Facilitation
  • Rising Star District Improvement Plan Team Member
  • Online Learning Oversight (Technology Support)

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Mr. Kevin McDonald

Director of Information Systems and Support
kmcdonald@sd308.org

Areas of Responsibility:
  • Student Information Systems and Reports and State Reporting Oversight
  • Computer and Device Support, Ordering and Implementation Oversight
  • Applications Oversight - Operational (i.e. eSchool, MS Office) and Administrative (i.e. email)
  • Telephones and Voicemail Equipment and Service Oversight
  • Technology Steering Committee Facilitation
  • Rising Star District Improvement Plan Team Member
  • Online Learning Oversight (Technology Support)
Last Modified on September 29, 2022