Overview and Members

  • The District 113 Board of Education is grateful for the continued partnership with its Oversight Committee to monitor the referendum-related construction projects.

    Richard Becker has had five children graduate from HPHS and is a longtime Highland Park resident. He is a third-generation architect and the Principal of Becker Architects, which is based in Highland Park. Becker has twelve years of Highland Park public service, on both the Historic Preservation Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. Becker was a member of the 1914 Study Group as well as the Leadership Team.
    David Brint is a Highland Park resident with two children, one of whom is a current HPHS student and one of whom is a proud HPHS alum. His wife grew up in Highland Park and went to HPHS. Brint is the CEO of real estate company Brinshore Development in Northbrook. Brint was a member of the 1914 Study Group as well as the Leadership Team.
    Mary Cavanaugh has two children, a recent HPHS graduate and a current HPHS student. She is an architect with Cannon Design and specializes in K through 12 educational facilities. Cavanaugh was a member of the 1914 Study Group.
    Walter Hainsfurther is an architect and the president of Kurtz Associates Architects in Des Plaines. He is also the former national vice president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Hainsfurther has had two children graduate from HPHS. He was a member of the 1914 Study Group as well as the Leadership Team.
    Ed Jacobs and his family have lived in Deerfield for the past 20+ years. He is a previous 10-year board member of District 109 and his two sons are graduates of DHS. Jacobs has a 30-year professional history in the investment banking industry. Presently, he is a Principal at Piper Jaffray & Co., a regional investment banking firm. He also serves as a member of the Distinguished Alumni Council of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs of Indiana University. Jacobs was a member of the Building Systems Study Group as well as the Leadership Team. 
    Matt Wylie is a Deerfield resident who has been working as an architect in the Chicago area since 1985. He specializes in educational, religious and institutional architecture. Wylie is currently a Principal at Eckenhoff Saunders Architects in Chicago. Wylie also is the chairman of Deerfield’s Sustainability Commission. Wylie has had four children pass through the Deerfield school system. 

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