Alton School District
1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126
Superintendent: Mark Cappel

About the Board

Edmond J. Gray - President 

Born and raised in Collinsville, Illinois.  I received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from SIU-E, a Masters in Education Administration from the University of Illinois and a Specialist in Education Administration from SIU-E.

I retired from Alton School District on June 30th, 2001 after 34 years of service. During this time I was a music teacher, Jr High School Asst. Principal and a central office administrator where I was the supervisor for the maintenance and custodial staff, warehouse operations, transportation services, construction projects and the music program.

I am on the Board of Directors for many community service organizations. These include the Elijah P Lovejoy Memorial, Pride Inc., Alton Band and Orchestra Builders and Alton City Cemetery. I have been a member of the School Board in Alton since 2005.

David Lauschke - Vice President

David  is a lifelong resident of the area.  He graduated from the University of Illinois with a BA and a MS in Finance.  He has been actively involved in the local real estate since 1980.  He has been involved in appraising, brokerage and most recently in building homes.  

 David is married and the father of 3 children. His eldest son graduated from Alton High School and is currently attending the University of Illinois Engineering School.  His twin daughters are freshman at Alton High School.   He currently resides in the Godfrey area.  He is actively involved in the community, volunteering considerable time to worthwhile causes.  He has been actively involved on the local school board for over 20 years.

Vivian Monckton - Secretary

I have lived in Alton since 1987, moving here from Lawrence, Kansas. I am a graduate of the University of Kansas, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. I am the proud mother of two children, both graduates of Alton High School. My daughter is a pharmacist and she and her husband live in the area, with my grandchildren. My son is an engineer and he and his wife live in Texas. Both of my children received an excellent education at Alton High and I want the same opportunity for current students and my grandchildren in the future.

I sell residential and commercial real estate in the area. I see a strong tie between a community and the school system. A strong school district elevates a community and community support strengthens the school district. The two are linked together and one can’t be strong without the other. I love Alton/Godfrey. I love the history, the scenic beauty, the “can do” spirit among the citizens.

I have always been a firm believer in public education. I was raised in public schools, as were my children. Public education is a cornerstone of a democratic society – an opportunity for all. We must continue to balance the needs of top performing students along with those that need extra help. We need to provide a variety of strong fine arts and extra-curricular programs because education is not limited to that which comes from a classroom or a textbook. Those programs are essential to bind us to the community at large, enriching not only our students but our citizens.

I serve on the school board because I enjoy giving to others. My grandparents displayed a work ethic which I choose to emulate. Giving to others is reflex. The more I give, the more I receive in return. Service on the school board seems to be the most significant gift I feel I can give to the community. Alton/Godfrey is blessed with a generous base of talent – I am only one of many who give much.  

Barry Macias

Barry Macias was appointed to the Board in May of 2009.  Barry has a passion for improving all aspects of the Alton School District, through excellent teaching and an concentrated focus on improving the extracurricular programs in the District, both athletics and music.   He feels by creating an environment where students can reach their full potential, and have an enjoyable experience learning about teamwork and leadership, he is representing the taxpayers of the community that elected him to office.  As a local business owner, he feels that by  building a strong reputation for excellence, you create an environment of success that attracts new families to the community. 

 Barry and his wife are both graduates of Alton High School.  They have three children, Sofia, Arie and Alex, all whom have had great experiences in public education.  Barry has worked in the insurance industry for twenty-five years, the last fifteen as a self-employed insurance agent in the Alton community. 

George Terry

I was born and raised in Alton, Illinois. I have 4 children, 3 sons who have graduated from Alton High and a daughter who is currently a junior at Alton High.  I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education as well as a Master’s in Education from Illinois State University. I earned a Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from SIU-E.

I retired after 41 years from Lewis and Clark Community College in June of 2012.  During that time I served as Director of Financial Aid and Placement; Director of Student Activities and Athletics and ended my service as Vice President of Student Life in charge of Athletics, Minority Affairs, Special Programs, and Student Activities.

I am a member of many community organizations that focus on our children of the Alton Community School District one of which is The Urban League of Greater Alton. I have been a member of the School Board in Alton since 1988.

David Fritz

I am a lifelong resident of the Alton / Godfrey area. I was raised in Upper Alton and attended Alton Schools, including Horace Mann, Dunbar, Lowell, and East Jr. High. I graduated from Alton Sr. High School. After graduating from Illinois State University with a B.S. Degree in Finance, I returned home to work at Alton Banking & Trust Company, better known as Wedge Bank. I worked as a Teller and Facility Manger and eventually became a Vice President and Assistant Cashier of the Accounting Department. After Wedge Bank was sold to Mercantile Bank, I continued to work in their Accounting and Comptroller’s Departments.

 In 1998, I left Mercantile Bank to continue my career with Piasa Motor Fuels, LLC in Hartford, IL. I continue there today as their Sr. Accountant and Office Manager.

 On the home front, I am happily married to Paula (a 4th Grade Educator at West Elementary in Alton) and together we have two wonderful children – Taylor (an Alton High graduate, now a Senior at MacMurrayCollege in Jacksonville, IL) and Matthew (a Senior at Alton High School).



Board Committees

Finance Committee

Policy Committee

Round Table/Negotiations

IASB Governance

 - Chair

David Fritz

David Lauschke

Vivian Monckton - Chair 

Barry Macias

George Terry

Michael Harris

Ed Gray



TBD - Delegate 

TBD - Delegate






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Alton School District: 1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126