Our Board Members
Larry Gamble, President
Term expires April 2021
Larry began serving on the Franklin School Board in February 2017. He was elected School Board President in August 2020. In 1996, Larry and his family moved to Franklin. His three children all graduated from Franklin Public Schools. Larry graduated with a BS in Business Administration from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a former airline pilot and retired from the military having served 25 years, retiring from the US Air Force in 2008.
“I am very proud of our Franklin public schools and the quality education my own children received. As a Board member, I welcome citizen input as the Board maintain and improve this exceptional school system. Representing the community, I understand the obligation for careful fiscal oversight along with fairness in decision making while juggling all the requirements to provide a safe, world-class education to the children of our community now and in the future.”
Linda Witkowski, Vice President
Term expires April 2023
Linda has been a Board member since 2008. She is currently serving as the Board Vice President and has also served as the Board Treasurer and Board Clerk. She has served in a liaison role for Curriculum, Buildings and Grounds, Finance, Personnel and Policy, and Community and Governmental Relations. Her work has resulted in changes in both the Board and Superintendent annual evaluations as a way to continuously improve. Her work has also included in participation in committee work to review and recommend the 2012-2015 District Information and Technology Plan.
"Being a board member is important to me because it allows me to give back to the community and share my experience as a parent and a citizen. I think public education is important for building a strong community and building the future of our children."
Alan Aleksandrowicz, Treasurer
Term expires April 2023
Alan served on the School Board from 2013 to 2019, returning again in April 2020 after a one year break in service. Alan also serves on the Franklin Library Board. He has lived in Franklin since 1976. His three children have used their Franklin education as a base to become a Therapist / Financial Planner, a Doctor and an X-ray Technologist.
"I bring to the Board a positive attitude and a pragmatic decision making process. With an MBA and working as a CFO for 30 years, I can make sound decisions to help the School District. It is important to me to give back to the Franklin Community. So reflecting on my children’s success, I want to continue to do whatever I can to give the same opportunities to the children of Franklin through the Franklin School District."
Debbie Larson, Clerk
Term expires April 2022
Debbie has served the Franklin School Board from 2003-present. She has served as the Chair of the Building and Grounds, Curriculum, Personnel and Policy and Community and Government Relations committees. She has also sat on the Curriculum, Building and Grounds, Personnel and Policy, Community Education/Recreation and Community and Government Relations committees in the past.
"Being a board member is important to me because I have dedicated my adult life to education. I am a life long learner and a teacher. I believe I bring a different perspective to the table as both an educator and a parent. With five children, three of which have graduated and two that are currently enrolled in the district, I only want a world class education for not only my children, but our entire community. This is why I work as a board member.
Claude Lewis, Member
Term Expires April 2021
Claude has been a member of the Franklin School Board since April 2018. Claude and his wife moved to Franklin in 1986 and all three of his children attended k-12 in Franklin. Claude is currently retired and comes with a background in Human Resources. Claude and has served in positions of HR Global Technology Manager, Corporate Benefits Manager for GE Marquette Medical Systems and for the past 17 years has served as Vice President of Human Resources GA Precision in Franklin.
“The Franklin community is a great place to call home and the school system has provided a strong and solid foundation for my children. I believe it’s of the utmost importance to attract and retain the highest quality faculty and support staff to provide a quality education for all students. Setting high education requirements for our students and providing the tools to foster their growth is essential. In addition, we must ensure a safe and progressive environment within our schools. I look forward to serving on the board.”
Mike Spragg, Member
Term Expires April 2022
Mike joined the Franklin School Board in April 2019. He and his wife Elizabeth have lived in Franklin since 2007 and their two daughters are students in the Franklin School District. Mike served two years as president and two years as vice president of the Country Dale PTO. He is also a Director for the WGA-Evans Scholar Foundation, the country's largest privately funded scholarship program.
"We decided to move to Franklin instead of other suburbs largely because the schools are so good here. I am humbled that voters put trust in me to serve on the school board and I will do my best to offer fairness, transparency, and open dialogue between the school administration and the community."
Ann Sepersky, Member
Term Expires April 2021
Ann was appointed to the Franklin School Board in September 2020. A Franklin resident for 13 years, she and her husband have three daughters currently attending Franklin Public Schools. Since 2009, Ann has been active across the district as Ben Franklin PTO president, co-chair of Franklin PAGE (Parent Advocates for Gifted Education), board member of UMPS (United Music Parents), and a longtime classroom volunteer. Outside of the Board, Ann is a Registered Nurse at Aurora West Allis Medical Center in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
"As a Franklin resident and parent, I have seen first-hand the incredible accomplishments of our school district. I am proud of Franklin Public Schools and I am excited to work together to serve our community in this new role."