Kingswood’s Founders

Lilliam Civantos

·         Lilliam Civantos and her husband Joseph are two of the original founders of Kingswood.  Lilliam served as president of the board of directors of Kingswood for ten years, and as board member for an additional three years.  Lilliam was Kingswood’s interim Principal for the 2017-18 school year.  Lilliam has served on the board of directors for The Willows Academy for the past ten years.  Lilliam also is president of the Mothers’ Club for Northridge Prep.  Lilliam and her husband Joseph have seven children, all of whom attended and graduated from Kingswood.  Lilliam holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Miami (FL) with a minor in Special Education, an M.A. from Ole Miss (Univ. of Mississippi) in Clinical Psychology, and doctoral candidacy in the same.

Joseph Civantos, MD

·         Joseph Civantos, MD, is a nationally recognized ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous.  Dr. Civantos is a principal with Illinois Retina Associates, S.C.  Dr. Civantos also is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  Dr. Civantos earned a B.S. from Harvard University and a medical degree from Columbia University.

Tracey Skokna, RN

·         Tracey Skokna has been a licensed, registered nurse in the State of Illinois for over thirty years.  Tracey has a degree in Nursing from the University of Illinois College of Nursing.  Tracey is the mother of ten children, all of whom attended Kingswood.  Tracey and her husband Nick live in Hinsdale, Illinois.  Tracey currently is employed in Human Resources and Accounting for a small business.

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