Arthur CUSD #305 Board of Education

Beth Wiley - President

Beth Wiley was elected to the Board of Education in 2011 and her current term expires in 2023. She has served as Secretary, Vice-President and President. Beth represents the board as a member of the Arthur Community Foundation and the Timm Trust Advisory Committee. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois, concentrating in Marketing and Agribusiness Management. Beth spent over 13 years working in the fields of customer service and sales before becoming the office manager and marketing coordinator for The Great Pumpkin Patch. Beth is a member of Arthur Woman’s Club, having previously served as President and Vice-President. As a lifetime member of the Arthur United Methodist Church she has served on various committees, led junior high youth group and has been the media specialist for over 10 years. She also volunteers in her children’s classrooms whenever possible. Beth and her husband Toby reside south of Arthur with their 3 children.

Monica Green - Vice President

Monica Green was appointed to the Board in 2017 to fill an unexpired term. She was re-elected in 2019 and is serving a four-year term which expires in 2023. Monica is currently the Vice President of the CUSD 305 Board of Education. Monica is a book-keeper for her husband’s family farm and a speech/language pathologist. She earned her M.S. in Speech Pathology from Illinois State University and was employed by Sullivan and Bethany School Districts, Arthur School District and Arcola School District. Monica has been on the steering committee for Vacation Bible School, the Arthur United Methodist Church Administration Committee, plays in the church praise band, is treasurer of an agriculture board, has served on ECISHA board of directors, is currently the Boy Scouts of America Troop and Pack 74 Community Chair and Moultrie Douglas County Fair Board.Her husband is Justin Green, who runs his family’s corn and soybean operation in rural Arthur. They have three children, Makenna who is attending Lake Land Community College studying agriculture and competing on the Livestock Judging Team, Jace attends ALAH and Beau attends Arthur Grade School.

Kristie Mechling - Secretary

Kristie Mechling was re-elected to the board in 2021, and is serving a 4 year term which expires in 2025. She represents Lovington township and has successfully completed the Professional Development Leadership Training. She is also a District #305 Education Foundation board member. Mrs. Mechling has a B.S. in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University and is a registered C.P.A. She has over 23 years experience in accounting, budgeting, leadership, goal planning and controls. She is currently the Sr. Controlling Manager at Lyondellbasell, responsible for accounting and budgeting for 6 manufacturing facilities in IL,IA,OH and NJ. Prior to joining Lyondellbasell-Tuscola Plant in 2004, she worked for Illinois Power and the Clinton Nuclear Plant. Mrs. Mechling and her husband Justin are both 1992 graduates of Lovington High School and have a son Gavin. He is currently a sophomore at Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond H.S.

Suzi Berkich

Suzi was re-elected to the board in April 2021 and is serving a 4 year term which expires in 2025.  As a Delaware native, Suzi is a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School (1995) and the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (1999). She moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1999.After a brief stint as a home health nurse; she began her long career in the special event industry. Suzi held various management positions before advancing to leadership roles including CIO and Sr. Ex. Director. Her career in the special event industry has afforded an array of experience and knowledge in many sectors of business operations including HR, accounting and budgeting, logistics, management, and consulting. While traveling the country, she also has had the opportunity to meet and work with diverse populations across the country. After a work transfer took her to Chicago in 2015, Suzi has called Arthur home for the last two years. She currently serves as the Director of Business Operations at The Great Pumpkin Patch and The Homestead Bakery. She is an active member of the Vine Street Christian Church in Arthur where she is a member of the board, co-chair of youth ministries, and is a serves on various of committees. In her free time she greatly enjoys the outdoors, taking long walks, and cooking. A daughter of two educators, she developed a lifelong passion for learning and abroad understanding of the importance of education from her parents. Her immediate family—mother, step-father, sister, brother in-law, and niece all reside in central Delaware.

Justin Wierman

Justin was elected to the board in 2019. He is serving a four-year term which expires in 2023. Justin earned a BS in Agribusiness from Illinois State University. He is a Field Sales Agronomist for Growmark and farms in rural Atwood. Justin has worked in the Agriculture sector for 10 plus years. He is currently President of the Board for Knights Youth Football. His wife, Andrea, is a Hair Stylist and owner of Visual Image Salon in Tuscola. The Wierman's have 4 children. Brody, 13, is in 8th Grade at Atwood-Hammond Grade School. Blayne, 9, is in 4th Grade at Atwood-Hammond Grade School. Paityn, 3, is in PreK at Atwood. Reese is 1 and just busy all the time!