Jeannie was born and raised in Evergreen Park where she attended Most Holy Redeemer School and Mother McAuley High School. Jeannie and her husband Michael have 2 children attending D124 schools. She is involved with Most Holy Redeemer Parish serving as a Catechist for the School of Religion and a volunteer with the MHR Service Squad. She served the District 124 Education Foundation as Secretary and President of the Southwest Elementary PTA/Boosters. Jeannie has a BA from Western Michigan University and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago.