Candidates

We are supporting the following candidates for the District 115 board of education. They will be the top four listed on the ballot.

Tom Nemickas

Tom Nemickas

Lake Forest

Tomas Nemickas, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who has been in practice with Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI) in Lake Forest for the past 14 years. He specializes in shoulder, hip and knee injuries, having earned his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine and attaining a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is currently a member of the Executive Board, the Board of Directors, as well as Vice Chairman of the Operations and Technology Committee of IBJI. [Editor's note: Dr. Nemickas resigned from the Board of Directors as of January 1, 2017. We apologize for using out of date information. ] 

A native of the Chicago area, he was raised in Riverside and attended St. Ignatius College Prep. After obtaining a BS in physics from Georgetown University, he returned to the Chicagoland area for medical school and residency, relocating to Lake Forest in 2002.

Married to Elizabeth, they are raising three children in the community and its schools. They have been actively involved in both the District 67 and District 115 schools over the past 14 years. He is currently a parent of a senior daughter and sophomore son at Lake Forest High School. He believes his fair-minded management approach will be an asset to the board. He gathers and assimilates data using an integrated analytical approach to reach a consensus opinion that can be supported by all of the coalition.

Sally Davis

Sally Davis

Lake Bluff

Sally Davis is a lawyer with SC Johnson, where she counsels the business teams for brands like Glade®, OFF!® and Ziploc®.  She and her son, Emmet, have lived in our community since 2002 and Emmet currently is a Junior at Lake Forest High School.

In 2015, Sally was appointed by the District 115 School Board to fill a vacant seat. She currently is the Board’s liaison to ED-RED, the District’s Illinois legislative association, where she represents the District’s interests in the Illinois legislature’s efforts to address school financial issues such as: pension funding, proposed property tax caps, and equitable distribution of school funds. She also is a member of the Board’s Education Committee.

A native of Cincinnati, Sally earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and her law degree from Boston University. She began her career as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals, then as a litigator with firms in Chicago and New York. She is the Advancement Chair for Boy Scout Troop 46 chartered by First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, where her son is a Life Scout. She also is the Student Recognition Chair for APPLAUSE, the booster organization for students in the LFHS Music Department.

Ted Moorman

Ted Moorman

Lake Forest

Robert “Ted” Moorman is a lifelong resident of Lake Forest, moving here in 1959 with his parents and six siblings. He spent most of his time on Washington Circle where his parents still reside.

Ted attended Lake Forest schools, including Sheridan School, Gorton School, Deer Path, and LFHS. After graduation he attended CLC for two years, then transferred to the University of Illinois, graduating in 1982 with a degree in accounting.

In 1982, he entered the United States Air Force and attended Officer Training School (OTS) and then entered Air Force pilot training, graduating in 1984 with pilot wings. He served many assignments in the US military, retiring in 2007 as a Lt. Col. and squadron commander after a medically disabling plane crash. Ted also is a retired United Airlines Captain, having commanded United Boeing 747s and 777s around the world.  While in the Air Force, he also earned an MBA in Finance from Cal State University in 1986.

Ted has served in the United States Air Force Reserve for over 15 years and has also spent many years (and continues to serve) in the LF/LB Lions, serving in a variety of leadership roles. He is currently a member of the LFHS Board, serving the past two years as Secretary of the Board. Additionally, he represents LFHS as a board member of the NSSED Board of Directors, a consortium board. Ted is also the board member on the NSSED Foundation Board.

Dave Lane

Dave Lane

Lake Bluff

Dave seeks re-election to the Lake Forest High School District 115 Board of Education, having been elected in 2015 to serve a 2-year term.  Dave moved to Lake Bluff from California in 2005 with his wife and children. Dave’s two boys, Ethan and Joshua, are freshmen at the high school and his daughter, Sophia, attends Lake Bluff Elementary School.  

As president and chief operating officer of Terlato Wines, Dave leads a team of nearly 150 sales, marketing, and operations professionals in a collaborative effort to attain category leadership positions for the Terlato Wines luxury portfolio of more than 80 brands. Thanks to Dave’s candid and collaborative leadership style, Terlato Wines has averaged double-digit year-over-year gains in sales and revenues during his 11 years at the company.

Dave is a graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, graduating with a BS degree in Biology. He earned his MBA degree in Marketing and International Business from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Chapel Hill, NC. He remains involved at his undergraduate institution, Florida State University, where he is currently serving as the Chair Elect of the FSU Foundation Board of Trustees.

Dave enjoys the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff communities and wants to contribute where he can. In addition to his current District 115 Board role, he is an active member of the Union Church of Lake Bluff and currently serves as the treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 42. Dave is excited about his re-election and looks to build on his corporate and board experience to “bring composed but firm guidance to the district,” remaining of the opinion that “the school is on the right track but needs to remain steadfast through clear organizational direction and fiscal responsibility.” Utilizing his background in finance, Dave is committed to continuing to make fiscally responsible decisions during his tenure on the board, such as the recent decision to restructure debt to save taxpayer dollars.