Board Members | Kenosha Unified School District

Board Members

Mr. Dan Wade

President


262-945-8885

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. Tony Garcia

Vice President


262-818-0494

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. Todd Battle

Clerk


262-909-1717

Term expires:
April, 2021


Todd Battle is the President of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA), a role he has held since joining the organization in April of 2004. KABA is a public-private partnership that serves as Kenosha County’s economic development organization. In his role as President, Todd is responsible for leading KABA’s economic and community development initiatives which focus on business attraction, retention and expansion, economic development financing, and talent development. Prior to his current position, the Michigan native spent six years in leadership positions with economic development organizations in Iron Mountain and Muskegon, MI. He’s a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Central Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a political science major and an economics minor. He and his wife Katie reside in Kenosha, WI. They are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Cameron (10) and Darby (9). Todd has been active in the Kenosha community. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of Gateway Technical Collage and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Froedtert South (formerly known as United Hospital System), a non-profit regional medical center based in Kenosha. Interests outside of work, family, and community service include golf and fitness. Todd is also an avid sports fan.

  • President of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance 2004 – Current
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Central Michigan University; Political Science (Public Administration) – Major; Economics – Minor
  • Gateway Technical College Board of Trustees – former member
  • Froedtert South Board of Directors – current member
  • Married to Katie Battle, KUSD Teacher
  • Two Daughters in KUSD Schools

Mr. Gary Kunich

Treasurer


262-945-6329

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

Mr. Tom Duncan

Board Member


262-945-0416

Term expires:
April, 2021


  • Married to Jan Duncan 
  • Two children, Erin Zematis and Dr. Stephen Duncan 
  • Five grandsons, James, Jack, and Josh Zematis and Thomas and Graham Duncan
  • Lifelong Kenosha resident
  • Attended KUSD schools
  • Children attended KUSD schools
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Olaf College
  • Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management
  • Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Froedtert South
  • Former President and CEO of Kenosha Health Services Corporation
  • Former Adjunct Faculty at Carthage College
  • Wisconsin Donor Network/Wisconsin Tissue Bank Advisory Board
  • Past President of Kenosha Unified Education Foundation
  • Past Board Member of Hospice Alliance, Inc.
  • Past Board Member and President of Library Square School Association                           
  • Past Board Member of United Way of Kenosha County
  • Past Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman of Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Member of Kenosha Boys and Girls Club
  • Elk’s Club Member until the Kenosha Branch closed
  • Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce and Kenosha Area Business Alliance Community Service Award Recipient

Ms. Mary Modder

Board Member


262-945-3289

Term expires:
April, 2021


  • Bachelor of Political Science, International Politics, Certification in Broadfield Social Studies, and History, UW-Parkside
  • Certification in Special Education, Master of Education, UW-Whitewater
  • Additional course work in Communication, Life Space Crises Intervention, etc. from Carthage College, UW-Parkside
  • KUSD Substitute Teacher
  • Taught Special Education, Bridges and Social Studies at McKinley Junior High
  • Taught Special Education at Bullen Middle School
  • Release Time President of Kenosha Education Association
  • Taught Special Education at Southport Elementary - retired in 2014
  • Taught Reading Intervention at Southport Elementary (part-time)
  • Kenosha Labor Person of the year
  • Theodora Youman’s Award from Kenosha Junior Women’s Club
  • President of American Association of University Women- Kenosha
  • AAUW-WI State Policy Chair
  • Co-Owner of Southeastern Wisconsin Labor Times
  • Member KEA, KEA-Retired, WEAC, NEA-Retired, Kenosha Unity Coalition, Kenosha Women’s Network, LULAC
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church Council Vice President
  • Married to Marvin R. Modder
  • 5 sons, all KUSD graduates
  • 9 grandchildren

Ms. Rebecca Stevens

Board Member


262-344-7903

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