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Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Lisle Unit D202
Family: Married, three children
Occupation: Stay at home parent, formerly a tax manager at Chicago accounting firm
Education: B.S. Accounting, University of Illinois
Registered Certified Public Accountant
Civic involvement: Treasurer, Lisle Home and School Organization Council 2010-2011
Chairperson, Clothing and Toy Resale Fundraiser Lisle Elementary Home and School Organization 2007-2011
Elected offices held: none
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: no
Key Issue 1
My main focus in running for School Board is to offer my voice in ensuring that all children in our school district are provided an excellent education so that when our children graduate they are contributing members to society.
Key Issue 2
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Key Issue 3
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How satisfied are you that your district is preparing students for the next stage in their lives, whether it be from elementary into high school or high school into college or full-time employment? What changes, if any, do you think need to be made?
I believe Lisle 202 school district is doing a wonderful job with our children. I would like to be part of the School Board so I can help continue to put our children first in our school district. I was raised to have respect for the purpose of school and education. Having a good education helped me to get into my first choice college, University of Illinois and to attain my CPA. I think it is important for our children to be equipped to reach their goals whether it is to move on to college or to move into a technical field.
What budget issues will the district have to confront? What measures do you support to address them? If cuts are needed, be specific about programs and expenses that should be reduced or eliminated. Do you support any tax increases for local schools?
The school district is doing well to work within its means. If a time comes when budget cuts need to be made, the opportunities that remain intact should benefit a majority of the student body.
Is experience as a teacher or support from a union valuable because it suggests educational insights or detrimental because it creates pro-teacher bias? Please clarify whether you have such experience or would accept union support.
What I find valuable is ensuring that administration, teachers and parents have a willingness to work together so we can provide a quality education for all the children in the school district. I do not have professional teaching experience nor do I receive support from any unions.
As contract talks come up with various employee groups, what posture should the board take? Do you believe the district should ask for concessions, expect employee costs to stay about the same as they are now or provide increases in pay or benefits?
In order to maintain and attract quality teachers we need to be fair in their pay, to the extent our district can remain fiscally responsible.
If your district had a superintendent or other administrator nearing retirement, would you support a substantial increase in his or her pay to help boost pension benefits? Why or why not?
The question that needs to be addressed is, "" Does the increase in administrator's salary improve the quality of education provided to our children?"" Money allocated for our District's education should be put toward exceeding academic standards and enriching students' school experience.