Northbrook residents take oath as Glenbrook 225 trustees
WHO: Bruce Doughty and Karen Stang Hanley
WHAT: two new school board members
WHERE: Glenbrook School District 225
WHY: two trustees changed residency
Updated: October 21, 2012 1:10PM
Two Northbrook residents have taken the oath to serve as school board trustees for Glenbrook School District 225 in Glenview and Northbrook.
Bruce Doughty and Karan Stang Hanley will fill two vacancies until they expire in April 2013. Former trustees Steve Hammer and Jeffrey Wolfson recently resigned upon moving out of the district.
Doughty has lived in Northbrook since 1995 with his family. His wife is a graduate of Glenbrook North High School, his eldest son is a current student there and his youngest son is scheduled to attend in a few years.
He and his wife are members of the GBN Choir and Theatre Parents Organization and the Athletic Booster Club.
An attorney for a litigation boutique, Doughty served as a partner at two previous firms. He majored in public and international at Princeton University, and earned a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
“I think this is a great opportunity to contribute to an outstanding school district,” he said. “Education is important not only for students, but for the entire community, too.”
Doughty also serves as a commissioner on the Northbrook Community Relations Committee.
Hanley and her family have resided in Northbrook since 1987. She has four children, three of whom graduated from GBN, with her youngest child now attending.
Hanley was a founding trustee of the Glenbrook High School Foundation, and she has held leadership roles in the Glenbrook North Parents’ Association, Northbrook Elementary School District 28 Parent Teacher Organizations and the district-wide PTO.
She is a freelance editor who works with private clients on a variety of books and Internet publications, dissertations and memoirs.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in ancient history at the University of Kansas, and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Chicago. ~.