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About Melissa Prete, Board President

My name is Melissa Prete and I am the board president. I joined the board of directors in 2014 as the Parent Club liaison. I have been the board secretary and vice president. I was the vice president and president of the Parent Club. I have 2 sons who went to Spectrum starting in 2001. Nick Milles graduated in 2011 and is in his last semester at University of Minnesota, majoring in political science and minoring in business management. Mikey Milles graduated in 2016 and is now a junior at Belvidere North High School. He is on the BNHS debate team and comes to Spectrum during the school year to teach debate to the middle school.

Our Board

​Melissa Prete


Shelley Peifer


Connie Vitali

Marketing Chair

Charles Barnes

Vice President

Dr. Mary Baldauf

Immediate Past President

Kelly Kalt


Joe Pingo

Board Member

Dave Diamond​

Fundraising Co-Chair

Letters from Our Board of Directors

Letter from the Board: May 15, 2020

Dear Parents and Teachers of Spectrum, Over the past several weeks, I have been attending several virtual Seminars, Conferences, and 

Letter from the Board: Apr. 3, 2020

Hello Everyone, Spectrum continues to operate all aspects of our school. Our teachers are working hard offering our excellent Spectrum at 

Letter from the Board: Mar. 27, 2020

Hello Everyone, I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones healthy and coping well. I think we can 

Letter from the Board: Feb. 14, 2020

Dear Spectrum Families and Friends,  Hello, my name is Bob Marske. My daughter DaLyla is in the Intermediate Elementary class. 

Letter from the Board: Nov. 22, 2019

Dear Spectrum Community, The Spectrum Board of Directors is strengthening its committee structures to better serve the school. As such, 

Letter from the Board: Nov. 8, 2019

Spectrum Family and Friends, It’s hard to believe that we are into November already. As I’m sure you know, there 

Letter from the Board: Sept. 20, 2019

Spectrum Family and Friends, On behalf of the Spectrum Board, I’d like to welcome everyone to the 2019-2020 school year. 

Letter from the Board: Apr. 12, 2019

We live in a vastly different world than when I attended school. There was a possible situation with a student earlier 

Letter from the Board: Oct. 19, 2018

Hello Spectrum Community! The Spectrum School Board of Directors has been working hard to support Mary Beth and the teachers 

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