Board Members | Kenosha Unified School District

Board Members

Mrs. Tamarra Coleman
Term Expires:
April, 2018
  • Life long resident of Kenosha
  • Attended KUSD Schools (K-12), Graduated from Bradford High School
  • Attended UW-Whitewater
  • Business Background of 18 years Project/Program Management & Finance (Certified through Project Management Institute)
  • Served on the following district committees: Talent Development Advisory Committee, Year Round Exploratory School Committee, Student Fees Committee, Education Decision Support System (EDSS) Committee, Bullying Ad Hoc, Dress Code Ad Hoc
  • Attends Mt. Sinai Church – North Chicago, IL - Youth Choir Director & Youth Ministry Advisor
  • Former Member Stocker Elementary PTA (2001-2006)
  • Former Member Nash Elementary PTA (2007-2011)
  • Former Member Mahone Middle School PTA (2005-2009, 2011-2012)
  • Member Nash Elementary Strategic Planning Committee (2010-2011)
  • Member KUSD Transformation Plan Committee (2010-2011)
  • Advisory/Mentor KUSD S.I.S.T.A.S Empowerment Group (2006-2012)
  • Chair of Personnel/Policy Committee (2012-2013)
  • Served on the following Board Standing Committees: Curriculum, Personnel/Policy and Facilities Committees
  • Married to Rev. Michael Coleman
  • Three daughters – two in college, who graduated from KUSD schools, and one who currently attending a KUSD school.
  • First elected in 2012, currently serving second three year term.
  • Elected Board President in 2014 and re-elected in 2015.
Ms. Mary Snyder
Vice President
Term Expires:
April, 2018
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Certification in English and Speech Communications, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
  • Master of Arts in Speech Communications, UW-Whitewater
  • Additional course work in Journalism, Communications, English, and Advanced Placement from UW-Madison, University of Southern Florida, University of London, and UW-Parkside
  • Taught one year in South Dakota
  • Taught English, Speech and Yearbook Journalism for 35 years
  • Tremper High School Department Chair, Student teacher supervisor, mentor, student group advisor/coach-Debate/Forensics, Class advisor/Prom, Amnesty International, Academic Decathlon, Quiz Bowl
  • Recipient of Tremper Teacher of the Year Award; Retired in 2006
  • Served on the Superintendent Search Committee, Grading Committee, Travel Committee, Standards and Benchmarks Coordinator/Compiler, Textbook assessment and adoption, Tremper Scholarship Committee and recipient of KUSD Distinguished Service Award in 2006
  • Mahone Fund Scholarship Committee 2015 and 2016
  • Kenosha Junior Woman's Club Scholarship Committee 2015 and 2016
  • Phi Delta Kappa Distinguished Leadership in Education Award 2013
  • Member of KEA, WEAC, NEA-Retired, Secretary/Treasurer, KCREA; KEA Board and Association Rep, Founder of KEA Scholarship, WEAC Board, recipient of WEAC President's Award in 2006
  • Member of DPI Teacher of the Year Committee, Former Kenosha Junior Woman's Club officer; Co-founder of KJWC Scholarship
  • Member of First United Methodist Church
  • Married to Gary Snyder
  • Two daughters, both KUSD graduates
  • First elected to the Board in 2009 and currently serving third three-year term
  • Chair Curriculum Committee 2014 and 2015
  • Chair Personnel Committee 2016
  • Vice President 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Elected Board President in 2010, 2011 and 2012
Mr. Dan Wade
Term Expires:
April, 2020
  • Lifelong resident of Kenosha
  • Attended KUSD schools (K-12). Graduated from Bradford High School
  • All 4 children attended KUSD. 2 Grandchildren currently attending KUSD
  • Associate Degree – Business Management, Gateway Technical College
  • Attended UW-Parkside
  • Retired Chief of Police (1997-2007), City of Kenosha
  • Former President - Kenosha Professional Police Association
  • Former President - Kenosha Police Supervisory Officers Association
  • Former Board member - State of Wisconsin Police Executive Group Legislation Committee                
  • Former Board member – Boys and Girl Club
  • Former Board member – Alcohol and other Drug Counsel
  • Former Board member – Every Child’s Place
  • Former Board member – Congressman Paul Ryan’s Police Advisory Committee
Mr. Mike Falkofske
Term Expires:
April, 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography from UW Stevens Point
  • Married to Kim Falkofske
  • Currently have three children attending KUSD schools
  • Den Leader for Boy Scout Pack 515 2006-2011
  • Committee Chairperson for Boy Scout Pack 515 2009-2011
  • Treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 525 2011-present
  • Grewenow PTA member 2008-2012
  • Served on the KUSD Planning/Facilities/ Equipment Committee
Mr. Tony Garcia
Board Member
Term Expires:
April, 2019
  • Extensive and diverse experience in community relations, civic affairs and educational service in Southeast Wisconsin.
  • Attended KUSD schools (5-12). Graduated from Bradford High School.
  • Bachelors of Arts from Carthage College Kenosha, WI. International business and Major in Spanish (1995).
  • Bilingual Teacher Certification Rockford College, Rockford IL (2007)
  • Masters of Education Rockford College, Rockford IL (2008)
  • Confirmation of Completion of the Program for the #51 Principal’s Licensure Concordia University, Mequon, WI (2012)
  • Wisconsin Association for Bilingual Education: Former Board of Directors (2007-2009)
  • Kenosha Unified School District Ad Hoc Bullying Committee policy group. (2014-2015)
  • Vice President Elected ( 2011-2016) LULAC Council 320 Kenosha “League of United Latin American Citizen”
  • Former Kenosha County Board Supervisor, District #20  (Elected 1995, Re-elected 1997)
  • Former Member:  Human Service, Judiciary and Law Committees
  • Former Chairperson: Kenosha County Gang Prevention Program (1996-1998), Spanish Center of Kenosha Board of Directors, President  (1995-2001)
  • Former Member: Kenosha Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors (1993-1995), Kenosha United Way Board of Directors  (1993-1995)
  • Award and Recognition: Distinguished Alumni Service Award: Carthage College Alumni Association (1999)
  • Married to Loreta Garcia
  • Daughter and son graduated from KUSD schools.
Mr. Gary Kunich
Board Member
Term Expires:
April, 2020
  • Married to Ruth for 24 years
  • Served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, 1986 to 2006
  • Served four years as the education reporter at the Kenosha News
  • All three of my children attended KUSD schools
  • Associate's degree in public affairs, Community College of the Air Force
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, Thomas Edison State College
  • Master's degree in digital media communications, Regent University
  • Public relations director at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Communicator of the Year, 2011
  • Distracted driving presenter and member of Focus Driven and Stay Alive, Just Drive
  • Member of Public Relations Society of America
  • Member of American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member Veterans of Foreign War
Ms. Rebecca Stevens
Board Member
Term Expires:
April, 2019
  • Attended KUSD schools, Graduated from Bradford High School
  • Former KUSD Parent Liaison McKinley Elementary
  • Past PTSA President Bradford High School
  • Past PTO President McKinley Elementary
  • Former Healthy Communities/Healthy Youth Committee member and Secretary
  • Former KABA Mentor
  • Former Strengthening Families Program Presenter
  • Former Girl and Boy Scout leader
  • Former Parent Network Organizer
  • Business background in management, customer service and public relations
  • Served on the following board committees: Planning/Facilities/Equipment, Curriculum/Instruction, Personnel/Policy, Audit/Budget/Finance, Talent Development Elementary committee, M.A.A.R.C. Advisory committee
  • Former Foster Parent turned Adoptive Parent
  • Parent and Grandparent
  • Twelve years of service on the school board
  • Twelve years working for non-profits to serve and support those in need in our community
  • Served as President and Vice President of the school board
  • Chaired the school board Anti Bullying committee which was formed to address bullying prevention in our schools