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Dis​trict 155 Finance Department Directory

The Finance and Operations Department strives to provide the most cost-efficient and effective system possible to support and enhance the learning environment and the many operations of District 155, within our budget parameters.  Jeremy Davis oversees the work of the Finance Department and is responsible for keeping district accounts according to the local and state statutes and standards. Mr. Davis administers a $100+ million annual budget and  oversees Transportation, Food Services, Operations, Accounts Receivable/Payable, Payroll, and Technology.

Jeremy and his staff are here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.  In order to provide better support, the following details the staff within the Finance Department and their responsibilities:

Directory by Inquiry                

For Help With Please Call At Extension
403B Accounts Deb Kreston 1020
Activity Accounts  Erica Bruso 1057
Activity Request Erica Bruso 1057
Athletic Travel Trip Requests Dana Lehl 1034
Benefits Val Ksiazek 1021
Bids  Laura Krelle 1022
Budget Erica Bruso/Jeremy Davis 1057/1025
Budget Transfer Anne Robinson 10254
Building Improvements  Jeff Daurer 1022
Building Repairs Laura Krelle 1022
Deposits Peggy Gorman 1025
Direct Payroll Deposits Deb Kreston 1020
Employee Expense Reimbursements Dana Lehl 1034
Field Trip Requests Peggy Gorman 1025
iVisions Technical Support Anne Robinson 1024
Insurance Benefits Val Ksiazek 1021
Invoices Ellen Schmid/Dana Lehl 1045/1034
Payroll Deb Kreston 1020
Purchase Orders Ellen Schmid 1045
Retirement Benefits Val Ksiazek 1021
Summer CampsAnne Robinson 1024
Travel Requests Dana Lehl 1034
Usage of Facilities/Rentals Laura Krelle 1022
Van Requests Peggy Gorman 1025
Vendor Proposal Ellen Schmid 1045
Verifications of Employment Deb Kreston 1020
W4 Forms  Deb Kreston 1020
W2 Forms  Deb Kreston 1020​



 Directory by Name/Position


Jeremy Davis, Assistant Superintendent - Finance & Operations/CSBO

Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1024

Fax: (815) 455-8514


Jeremy Davis serves as District 155's assistant superintendent of finance and operations and chief school business official. Previously, he held the chief school business official position at O'Fallon Township School District No. 203 since 2009.  Prior to this role, he served Wheeling Community Consolidated School District No. 21 as director of business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University, where he graduated Cum Laude, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He began his career in education as an auditor for the Illinois State Board of Education. He also holds a Type 75 administrative certificate and has served on the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Nominating Committee. Mr. Davis also has experience working in the private banking industry.

Mr. Davis is responsible for leading all business and operational activities for the district including tracking the district's budget, overseeing cost reduction measures, improving financial processes, and assisting the board of education during the tax levy process. In addition to managing the school district's budget, Mr. Davis​ also coordinates the development of the budget and recommendations made to the School Board.


Erica Bruso, Director of Fiscal Services/CSBO

Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1057

Fax: (815) 455-8514


Ms. Bruso, a graduate of Crystal Lake South High School, has served as a finance manager in the business office since 2011.  Prior to that, she served as an audit and tax supervisor for a local accounting firm for seven years, specializing in financial statement and grant audits for school districts, local governments, and non-profit organizations. Ms. Bruso holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She obtained the designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 2004.

Ms. Bruso is responsible for overseeing the finance department and iVisions Security.  She performs monthly account reconciliations and oversees district accounting and reporting, including the annual audit.  She is also responsible for managing the district's food service operations.  


Anne Robinson, Fiscal Services Coordinator

Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1024

Fax: (815) 455-8514


Ms. Robinson, has served as the Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations/Treasurer since May of 2013.  Prior to that, she served as the Business Office Coordinator for Barrington School District 220.  Prior to District 220 she served as an Accounts Payable Specialist/Administrative Assistant to the Director of Finance and Operations for Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 for 6 years. Ms. Robinson holds a Bachelor's degree in business from Winona State University. 

Ms. Robinson is responsible for food service reporting, journal entries, payroll review and account coding.


Peggy Gorman, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations

Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1025

Fax: (815) 455-8514


Ms. Gorman has served as the Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations since June 2017.  Prior to that, she served as Cary-Grove High School's Administrative Assistant to the Principal for 7 years and the Administrative Assistant to the Vice Principal for 12 years. 

Ms. Gorman is responsible for deposits, meeting minutes, administrative support to the technology department, and transportation billing.


Ellen Schmid, Purchasing Clerk

Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1045

Fax: (815) 455-8514


Ms. Schmid has served as Purchasing Clerk since 2015.   

Ms. Schmid is responsible for purchasing, purchase orders, and purchase requisitions as well as obtaining and submitting for payment processing all related invoices/billings. Ms. Schmid processes approximately 5,000 purchase orders each school year. In addition, she also approves any new vendors and maintains current vendor information.


Dana Lehl, Accounts Payable Specialist

Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1034

Fax: (815) 455-8514


Ms. Lehl has served as Accounts Payable Specialist since 2013.  Prior to that, she served as Business Assistant (Payroll/Accounts Payable) for SEDOM for 13 years. 

​Ms. Lehl is responsible for issuing all accounts payable checks for board, activity, and imprest.  Travel requests, travel advancements, and all payment authorizations should be sent to her attention. 


Deb Kreston, Payroll Supervisor

Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1020

Fax: (815) 455-8514


Ms. Kreston, a graduate of Central High School, has served as Payroll Supervisor since 2013.  Prior to that, she served as the Accounts Payable Specialist/Administrative Assistant to the Director of Finance and Operations for Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 for 2 years. 

Ms. Kreston is responsible for payroll, 403b's, direct deposits, verification of employment, W-4 forms and W-2's.


Employee Benefits

This Human Resources department works with all employee groups including certificated, classified, administrative and retired employees in management of the benefit programs the District provides. Employees are encouraged to contact the Human Resources department with any questions before incurring any possible expenses to verify coverage.​​​



Community High School
District 155
1 South Virginia Road
Crystal Lake IL 60014
Phone: 815-455-8500