Karla is a 1983 graduate of Lisle Senior High School and was voted on to the Carlin Nalley Foundation board in 2022. She graduated from EIU with a M.A. and B.A. in Speech Communication with an English minor. She has over thirty years of experience in education as a speech and film teacher at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, IL. Living in Roselle, Karla and her husband (Bill) have raised three sons, Kevin, Danny, and Brian, who have all followed in their grandfather’s footsteps as high school or college coaches.
“I am so fortunate to have grown up in Lisle. My childhood has had such a tremendous impact on not only my chosen career as an educator, but moreimportantly, on me as a parent. As a board member of the Carlin Nalley Foundation, I want to give back to Lisle schools and the community by assisting the foundation in enhancing the alumni connections with the current LSHS students in hopes that they, too, will share that sense of incredible pride and bond of community that we have as LSHS alumni.”