ABOUT US - Itasca PTO

Itasca Parent Teacher Organization
Proudly serving Benson Primary, Franzen Intermediate, and Peacock Middle Schools in
Itasca, IL School District 10
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Our Mission:

The Itasca Parent Teacher Organization (IPTO) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent teacher organization whose mission is to enhance and support the educational experience at the schools in Itasca, Illinois, School District 10. The goal of the IPTO is to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent and teacher involvement, to improve the environment at these schools through volunteer and financial support, and to serve as liaison between the district administration and the parent community.


Meet the Board




Adrianne Poulakidas, President

Adrianne Poulakidas has lived in Itasca throughout her childhood and now has returned to raise her family. This is her 5th year on the IPTO board and first year as President. She currently has a 1st grader, 4th grader and 6th grader in Itasca schools, and is looking forward to a fun and exciting year!
What is your favorite hobby? Reading
What is your favorite thing about the IPTO? Seeing all the smiles of the students and teachers.
Tell us a joke? Two pickles fell out of a jar onto the floor. What did one say to the other? Dill with it.

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Bree Grimaldi, Vice President –Benson


Bree and her husband Dominic have 2 daughters in the district. This is her 2nd year on the board. She grew up in Itasca and attended D10 schools and absolutely loves having her kids share in the same experience as she did!
What's your favorite hobby: Golfing 🏌️‍♀️ (when I can)
What's your Favorite thing about the IPTO: Being involved in my kids schooling and getting to know the families in town
Tell us a Joke: Why do you bring extra socks when you go golfing? In case you get a hole in one! ⛳️ 😂


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Tricia Maki, Vice President - Franzen


This will be Tricia’s 2nd year on the Board. Her and her husband Bob have a daughter in 2nd grade and a son in 1st. She looks forward to her children having the same schooling experience her husband had.
What is your favorite hobby? reading 📚 and baking.
What is your favorite thing about the IPTO? Getting to know the kids and staff
Tell us a joke: Why do ducks have tail feathers? To cover up their butt quack.

Contact Tricia at: iptovpfranzen@gmail.com






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Jill Auxier Vice President – Peacock


This is Jill's first year serving on the Itasca PTO. Her husband Jake grew up in Itasca and attended the D10 schools, they are excited to raise their two daughters in the same school district. She currently has a daughter going into Benson Preschool and the other into 2nd grade and a stepson who lives out of state. She looks forward to a fun and safe school year!

Favorite hobbies: Traveling, hiking and cooking
Favorite thing about IPTO: Participating in serving our District to allow for a fun and safe year!
Tell us a joke: Why don't they play poker in the jungle? Because there are too many cheetahs!!

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Kourtney Chesney, Treasurer


 I grew up in the NW suburbs and am a long time resident of Itasca, which I specifically chose because of the D10 schools. I have 1 daughter in 2nd grade. I am a retired Itasca FPD Firefighter & Paramedic. This is my first year on the board.

Hobby: Anything outdoors
Fav PTO: an opportunity to help support our D10 family!
Joke:- I got nothing. I seriously can not even recall 1 simple knock knock joke! Haha

Contact Kourtney at: iptotreasurer@gmail.com