Board of Education

Phone: 847.920.9183


Degrees and Certifications:

Kimberly Alcantara

Board Member

New Trier High School Board of Education

  • 2021 Elected to the Board of Education
  • Current Committee Work: Board of Education Policy Committee, Community Engagement Committee, Liaison to New Trier Parents' Association (NTPA)

Education Experience

  • 2009 and 2013 Elected to the Wilmette Public Schools District 39 Board of Education
  • District 39 Committee Work:  Facilities Committee Chair, District 39 Legislative Liaison
  • 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09 Wilmette District 39 Community Review Committee member, former president and committee-co-chair

Community and Professional Organizations

  • Friedman Law Group Ltd., Marketing & Advertising Counsel (2011-Present)
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, Member
  • McDonald's Corporation, Senior Counsel, Marketing Practices Group (2001-2003)
  • Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson, Partner (2001)
  • Interpublic Group (formerly True North Communications Inc.), Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Advertising Counsel (1995-2001)
  • Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson, Associate (1993-1995)
  • League of Women Voters of Wilmette: Board Member, Student Government Leaders Co-Chair, Events Co-Chair (2018-2020)
  • Multiple PTA volunteer and executive board positions (2003-2009), McKenzie Elementary School
  • Rose Hall Parent Board Executive Committee (2010-2011)
  • Wilmette Wings Soccer Club: Tryout Coordinator, Board Member (2007-2009)


  • University of Michigan Law School, Juris Doctor (1993)
  • University of Michigan, B.A. English & Psychology (1990)

Board Training

IASB Training - Pending

  • The Basics of Governance
  • Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training
  • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training for School Board Members


  • Wilmette Resident since 2002
  • Born Lansing, MI
  • Parent of NTHS student (Class of 2024) and two NTHS graduates, Classes of 2016 and 2018