Legislative Commission

The IHSA Legislative Commission is composed of 35 members who are elected to three-year terms from geographic areas of the state. The commission includes 21 principals, seven athletic administrators, and seven at-large members who may be either principals, official representatives, athletic administrators or activity directors, but who must be from a racial minority or the underrepresented gender.

The Legislative Commission functions as the IHSA's screening committee for proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-laws. Meeting annually in November (or when called into special session), the Legislative Commission considers every proposed change to the Constitution and By-laws. Proposals receiving majority support in the Commission are then submitted to all member schools, who vote in December by electronic ballot. Each member school has one vote. Proposals are adopted if approved by a simple majority of votes cast.

Principals


Karafiol

Paul Karafiol

Chicago (Lake View)
District 1
Term Expires: 2024
 

Calloway

Karen Calloway

Chicago (Kenwood) District 2
Term Expires: 2022
 

Alberts

Robert Alberts

Chicago (Brother Rice)
District 3
Term Expires: 2023
 
 

Kathleen Porreca

Wilmette (Regina Dominican)
District 4
Term Expires: 2024

 

Hiscock

Chuck Hiscock

Aurora (West Aurora)
District 5
Term Expires: 2023

 

Steve McWilliams

Steve McWilliams

Barrington
District 6
Term Expires: 2023

Brad Mitchell

Brad Mitchell

Elmhurst (Timothy Christian)
District 7
Term Expires: 2023
 

Greg Walder

Greg Walder

Palos Heights (Shepard)
District 8
Term Expires: 2022
 

Tim Ricketts

Tim Ricketts

Braidwood (Reed Custer)
District 9
Term Expires: 2023

 
 

Darren Sirianni

East Dubuque
District 10
Term Expires: 2024

 

Nathan DeBaillie

Nathan DeBaillie

Orion
District 11
Term Expires: 2023

 

Zimmerman

Charlie Zimmerman

Bartonville (Limestone)
District 12
Term Expires: 2022

Steve Fiscus

Steve Fiscus

Tuscola
District 13
Term Expires: 2023

 

Charles Brown

Charles Brown

Moweaqua (Central A & M)
District 14
Term Expires: 2022

 

Ben Derges

Ben Derges

Downs (Tri-Valley)
District 15
Term Expires: 2022

 

Butcher

Jerry Butcher

Bushnell (B.-Prairie City)
District 16
Term Expires: 2024

 

Joe Kuhlmann

Joe Kuhlmann

Bluffs
District 17
Term Expires: 2024

 

Brent Ashbaugh

Brent Ashbaugh

Rochester
District 18
Term Expires: 2023

 

Newell

Justin Newell

Bethalto (Civic Memorial)
District 19
Term Expires: 2023

 

Sveda

Gabe Sveda

Christopher
District 20
Term Expires: 2022

 

Windhorst

Parker Windhorst

Metropolis (Massac County)
District 21
Term Expires: 2024

 

 

Athletic Directors


Tom White

Tom White

Chicago (De La Salle)
Division 1
Term Expires: 2022
 

John Catalano

John Catalano

Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
Division 2
Term Expires: 2023
 

Ostrow

Art Ostrow

Darien (Hinsdale South)
Division 3
Term Expires: 2024
 
 

Rich Montgomery

Rich Montgomery

Rock Falls
Division 4
Term Expires: 2022
 

Dan Sheehan

Dan Sheehan

Monticello
Division 5
Term Expires: 2023
 

Adam Eucker

Adam Eucker

Williamsville
Division 6
Term Expires: 2024
 

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Benton
Division 7
Term Expires: 2022
 

 

At-Large Members


Kelly

Brian Kelly

Chicago (King)
Division 1
Term Expires: 2024
 

Trish Betthauser

Trish Betthauser

Lincolnshire (Stevenson)
Division 2
Term Expires: 2022
 

Davis

Calvin Davis

Maywood (Proviso East)
Division 3
Term Expires: 2023
 

Alderks

Heather Alderks

Stillman Valley
Division 4
Term Expires: 2024
 

Victoria McDonald

Victoria McDonald

Robinson
Division 5
Term Expires: 2022
 

Ripka

Deidre Ripka

Morton
Division 6
Term Expires: 2023
 

Jennifer Haertling

Steeleville
Division 7
Term Expires: 2024