As a board member I have:
- served internally on the Curriculum Forum Committee, the Health Center Advisory Committee, and the Stipend Committee
- served externally as a board representative to ED-RED and the Community Legislative Committee
- participated in Joint Board Committee meetings and also City School Liaison meetings where school district and city wide initiatives are built
- continued to follow the changing political landscape in Springfield and Washington DC as it affects District 202 and the communities of Evanston/Skokie
- attended professional conferences becoming a better communicator, a better equity leader, a better board member
Throughout my service as a board member and as a result of the training and dialogue that is an integral part of being one voice of seven, I and my colleagues:
- passed two balanced budgets
- monitored and re-defined board goal language
- extended the superintendent's contract
- approved capital improvement projects and new curriculum
I have carefully reviewed data that indicates increases in student academic achievement and data that shows a percentage of students who continue to struggle. I stand for:
- academic support systems at ETHS and
- our faculty whose best practices and willingness to impact student achievement will address disparities
- lifting up every student for their uniqueness
- all efforts to engage students in high school life which is a factor for success
- students, parents, and community members for volunteering, mentoring, and caring enough to make a difference in a student's life
More students are graduating and those who drop out are urged to return and graduate because they are valued.
I understand that our equity and excellence guideposts help navigate our decision making and outcomes. I acknowledge that our student-centered school provides rigorous courses that along with high expectation can inspire students to go on to college or career with pride. ETHS lays a foundation of education for our students upon which they further build their personal educationaI pathway towards their goals and careers.
I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a contributing member of the governance of ETHS and look forward to the next four years with anticipation. The time I have spent as a member of the board has allowed me to become an even greater asset to my alma mater and community.