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Rakeda Leaks and Sinikka Mondini Appointed Executive Directors

The Naperville Community Unit School District 203 Board of Education appointed Rakeda Leaks, Ed.D. as Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and Sinikka Mondini as Executive Director of Communications.


In the newly created position of Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Leaks will ensure that Naperville 203 is reflective of and meets the needs of all staff, students, and the community. Leaks has worked in various sectors of education as a teacher, assistant principal, educational consultant, and school district administrator.


Assuming the role of Executive Director of Communications, Mondini will oversee the internal and external communication of the school district. Mondini joins the District with over 20 years experience as a communications consultant focusing on corporate, nonprofit and government agency campaigns.


“As Executive Directors, Rakeda and Sinikka will be an important part of our Naperville 203 Cabinet,” said Superintendent Dan Bridges. “Their leadership experience and expertise in their fields will be an asset to our community.”


Leaks has a Doctorate in Education Leadership Administration and Policy from Fordham University, a Masters in Educational Policy Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Mondini has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Communication with a minor in Women’s Studies from American University in Washington, D.C.