District 64 Board hires two administrators

District 64 Board hires two administrators

The District 64 Board of Education on Monday approved the hiring of two administrators to fill vacancies created by retirement.

Adam Parisi is the new Chief Business School Official. He will take over the position from Luann Kolstad who is retiring in June. Anthony Bersani is the new Director of Facilities Management. He will fill the position left open by the retirement of Ron DeGeorge in December.

Parisi was a teacher and an assistant principal before moving to become the Director of Finance/District Treasurer/CSBO in Bloomingdale School District 13 in 2012. Since 2016, he has served as the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operation/CSBO for Mt. Prospect District 57. 

“Adam has the right experience and background for what we were looking for in a business official. His experience in the classroom and as a school building administrator is a very unique asset to have in this role,” said Superintendent Eric Olson.

Parisi earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Illinois State University in 1999, received a Type 75 General Administrative License from Aurora University in 2004, received a Chief School Business Official License from Northern Illinois University in Naperville in 2013 and is expected to receive his Doctorate in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University, Naperville, in 2022.

He was chosen from 35 applicants in a screening and interview process that involved school administrators, central office administrators and two school board members.

Bersani, who earned his HVAC Certification at Environmental Technical Institute, Elk Grove Village in 1998, began his career in the private sector. In 2012, he transitioned to work in the field of education. He has worked with DuPage High School District 88, Elmhurst School District 205 and Valley View School District 365 where he served as Manager of Facility Operations.

“Tony has helped to oversee million-dollar construction projects in District 365 and managed the facilities for 21 schools. We’re excited to have him on board to manage our buildings in District 64,” Olson said.

He was one of 20 applicants for the position and was chosen after a screening and interview process that included central office administrators and an elementary school principal.