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)


  • Attorney, Friedman Law Group Ltd. 

Education Experience

  • Wilmette Public Schools District 39 Board of Education (Elected Board Member, 2009 and 2013)
  • District 39 Committees:  Facilities Committee Chair, District 39 Legislative Liaison
  • Wilmette District 39 Community Review Committee: Member, Committee Co-Chair, Former President (2005-2009)

Community and Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, Member
  • League of Women Voters of Wilmette: Board Member, Student Government Leaders Co-Chair, Events Co-Chair (2018-2020)
  • McKenzie Elementary School: Multiple PTA volunteer and executive board positions (2003-2009)
  • 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

  • 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