Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2018

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Wendy Goettsch, Executive Director
630-420-3086; nef@naperville203.org; www.nef203.org

 NEF Welcomes Kimberley Henderson and Heidi Vanderbloemen to the Board of Trustees

Naperville, IL – The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF), the non-profit arm
of Naperville School District 203, welcomed two new members to its Board of
Trustees: Mrs. Kimberley Henderson and Mrs. Heidi Vanderbloemen.

“NEF is delighted to welcome Heidi and Kim as our newest Trustees,” said Kitty
Ryan, Chair of the NEF Board of Trustees. “Their unique talents and volunteer
spirit will strengthen our ability to make a difference for District 203 students.
We are indeed fortunate to have them as part of our team.”

Kimberley Henderson

Pictured: Kimberley Henderson

Kimberley Henderson holds a JD/MBA. She has lived in Naperville for 8 years,
and is a Parent Liaison for volunteer organization S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (Schools Using
Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students), which is devoted to
inspiring and empowering black and minority students to achieve higher levels
of academic performance within the district.

Henderson is also the Home and School Association President at Jefferson Junior
High School. She has been an active parent volunteer in Mill Street Elementary
and Naperville North High School’s Home and School Association. Henderson
and her husband, Lee, have 2 daughters in Naperville 203 schools.

“I strongly believe that every child deserves an opportunity to succeed in
school,” Henderson said. “NEF provides the resources that some children might
not otherwise have access to. I am happy to be a part of such a fulfilling
organization.”

Heidi Vanderbloemen

Pictured: Heidi Vanderbloemen

Heidi Vanderbloemen is a Vehicle Lead Engineer at Navistar, establishing full
truck test plans for new product development projects. She joins the board on
behalf of Navistar. She has worked at Navistar since moving to Naperville in
2012, previously in the roles of Quality Program Manager and Senior Design
Engineer.

Vanderbloemen and her husband, Luke, have two children attending District 203
schools. Vanderblomen has led a team of Madison Junior High students in a
neighborhood FIRST Lego League Robotics team and has volunteered in Scott
Elementary School.

“I am thrilled to represent Navistar on the NEF board and to help broaden the
STEM and business opportunities for the students of D203,” Vanderbloemen
said.
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The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) raises and grants funds for programs
that enhance and enrich the educational experience of Naperville School District
203 students. With the generous support of foundations, businesses,
educational professionals and individual donors, NEF is able to provide financial
resources that increase learning opportunities by supplementing school district
budgets. NEF encourages creativity, innovation and excellence in our students
by helping to ensure that every student in the district can take advantage of
opportunities to make the most of their education. www.nef203.org