Barrington 220 Educational Foundation

Barrington 220 Educational Foundation

Encourage. Inspire. Enrich.



The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation is seeking applicants for a Part-Time Administrative Assistant.  The position will support the Educational Foundation's work in the areas of Resource Development, Programs, Nominating, Alumni, Operations and Finance.  This is a part-time position, pays $16/hour and hours won't exceed ten per week.  Interested candidates should submit resumes by March 25 to Kelly Henry,



Helping Hands Grants have been awarded!

Can’t wait to see how these grants ENCOURAGE, INSPIRE & ENRICH the students of the Barrington 220 School District.

Winter Teacher Tributes & Sharing

We are thrilled to report that this year’s Teacher Tribute Program was a great success. The holiday spirit was alive as students shared their appreciation for Barrington 220 Teachers. We are committed to putting these funds towards programs that Encourage, Inspire and Enrich the lives of teachers and students of the Barrington 220 School District. See Teacher Tribute list


Honoring Founding Trustee Dede Wamberg

Dede Wamberg & Kelly Henry

Dede Wamberg & Kelly Henry

At the November Board meeting, Dede Wamberg, former trustee and founder of the Educational Foundation, was honored and recognized her contributions to the Foundation.

Dede has called Barrington home for more than three decades.  She has raised 7 children here, all of whom attended the Barrington schools.  She has been dedicated to service in our community including as a former PTO President and 220 school board member. The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, formerly the District 220 Educational Foundation, was her original vision. It is due to the vision and tenacity of our founding members like Dede that The Foundation has impacted so many students in Barrington.  

In 1997, the Board of Education gave its blessing to a group of individuals who expressed an interest in forming a foundation to support the educational efforts of District 220. This initial group could not come to consensus on how to organize but one year later, Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Lambert donated his per diem vacation salary to provide seed money.  A new design group was formed and Dr. Glen Gerard, was hired as a consultant to guide the Foundation’s start.  This design group consisted of Joe Connelly, Dick Lamkey, Phil Bash, Marie Plozay, Andy Rockwood, Deb Villers (District Liaison) and Dede.

Penny Kazmier, Dede Wamberg, Carol McGregor & Vickie Huff

Penny Kazmier, Dede Wamberg, Carol McGregor & Vickie Huff

The first meeting of the Board of Trustees of the District 220 Educational Foundation was on April 6, 1999. Since that time, the Educational Foundation has raised over $3M to support projects and programs for Barrington 220.  Now 15 Trustees strong and in our first year of having an Executive Director, we are set up for continued growth and success. 

We thank you for your commitment to education and to the community of Barrington.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date


Golf Outing

June 10, 2019
Kemper Lakes Golf Club
Home of the 2018 Women’s PGA Championship

Mary Dale, Executive Director at


Wayne Baer and Max Baer (BHS '17), present Karuna Parmar (BHS-PLTW, CAD Drafting Teacher) STEM Technology Starter Kits

Wayne Baer and Max Baer (BHS '17), present Karuna Parmar (BHS-PLTW, CAD Drafting Teacher) STEM Technology Starter Kits

STEM Technology Starter Kits Donation

The Foundation would like to thank Wayne and Max Baer for their generous donation of STEM Technology Starter Kits to the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program at Barrington High School. The objective is to help students quickly climb the product-prototype learning curve with these technology kits.  Final group projects ranged from last-minute thinking to elegant simplicity.  The learning curve between the groups was the initiative for this donation.  The five kits cover a broad spectrum - from basic (materials, fasteners, adhesives) to advanced (Microcontrollers [e.g. Ardunio, Raspberry], sensors, & accessory electronics).  These kits will promote better hands-on learning, quicker prototyping, and ultimately student knowledge in STEM.  


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The New Health Care Science Lab was unveiled at Barrington High School

For those students wanting to explore careers in the healthcare field, a new opportunity is now available at Barrington High School.

Transforming the Sunny Hill Learning Commons

The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation is proud to support the transformation of the current Sunny Hill Library Media Center from a “book warehouse” into a 21st Century learning space. The purpose of the Sunny Hill Learning Commons is to improve student literacy and technology proficiency, with an additional benefit of serving the local community. 

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