Gerald Pauling (left) recently joined the Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 Board of Education, which is headed by president Rick Lites. Pauling replaced retiring member Mallory Sutton. | Supplied Photo
The Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 Board of Education recently welcomed new member Gerald Pauling, of Flossmoor, during a recent meeting.
Pauling succeeds retiring member Mallory Sutton, also of Flossmoor.
Pauling graduated from the school in 1985 and is the father of three children. He is a labor and employment lawyer and partner with Seyfarth Shaw Attorneys, LLP, in Chicago.
“I appreciate the support and confidence my new colleagues on the board have placed in me,” Pauling said. “I will do my best efforts to serve the high school, the students and the community the very best I can.”
Sutton retired from the board after 15 years of service to the school district. Current and past board members and superintendents publicly thanked Sutton for her time and efforts over the past several years during the meeting.
“Mrs. Sutton will be sorely missed,” said Superintendent Von Mansfield. “She was an outstanding board member. We wish her well.”
Mansfield said Pauling will be a good fit on the board.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Mr. Pauling as a new board member,” Mansfield said. “His credentials are extremely impressive. More importantly, he is a parent and a longstanding community member whose actions will certainly inspire both students and staff.”
Current board members for District 233 also include Rick Lites, David Mayer, John Farrell, Andrew Lindstrom, Jeanne McInerney-Lubeck and Jody Scariano.
Information: www.hfhighschool.org or (708) 799-3000.
Provided to the Post-Tribune