My husband and I moved from Chicago to Glen Ellyn in 2011 when our older daughter was a toddler. We chose District 41 for its outstanding reputation and for the variety of experiences it could offer our children in years to come. We now have a daughter at Hadley, and a daughter at Ben Franklin, both taking advantage of opportunities I never imagined.
I have authored multiple letters on behalf of the Board to state and federal legislators for school funding for COVID mitigations and for universal Early Childhood Education. I authored and presented IASB resolutions for safe gun storage to help prevent mass shootings, to expand the definition of student wellness, and to create a state-funded capital fund grant for districts to construct and repair buildings.
As former public school Early Childhood Educator, I value the work of our superintendent, administrators, teachers, and leadership teams as they continue to advance our students' education. I know that parents are the experts on their kids, but our teachers are the experts in education.