Toni Boville (Lakowski)
As a parent at Embers Academy, Toni knows firsthand the crucial role that parents play in their children’s education, and as Learning Specialist, it is her priority to work with parents to provide the best possible learning experience for their kids. Toni graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing and Management from Robert Morris University. She went on to receive a Masters in Education, graduating with high honors from DePaul University, obtained a Professional Educator License for grades K-9, and is currently working towards her endorsement as a Learning and Behavioral Specialist. An educator since 2005, Toni taught Kindergarten at Embers from 2018-2023, when she transitioned to Learning Specialist. Her resume includes instruction in grades Preschool through 5th grade, in addition to various experiences in Special Education. During her time as a Special Education Paraprofessional in the public school system, she became proficient in providing administrative support to teachers and monitoring student development. The combination of these experiences has allowed Toni to have a profound comprehension of students with disabilities and to develop a diverse set of successful teaching techniques to help both students and their families.
Toni enjoys spending time outdoors, bike riding, and playing basketball. As a road trip enthusiast, Toni enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Pablo, and their family of current and former Sparks. Her home parish is St. Paul of the Cross, in Park Ridge.