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City: Vernon Hills
Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Hawthorn District 73 School Board (4-year Terms)
Family: Married, two children
Occupation: General Manager, Niles Central High School. Studio Musician
Education: University of Iowa 1988-1992 B.A. Northeastern Illinois University 2003
Civic involvement: Park District Coach
Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
It is the responsibility of the board to approve the curriculum. It is the job of administrators and teachers to implement it. The common core will provide the board with the necessary information to evaluate the curriculum and teaching.
At this point I am satisfied with the education that my son is receiving. As a board member I will ensure that our curriculum will result in students that are high school ready and on the path to college readiness.
The board's responsibility is to hold administrators accountable for efficient and effective use of resources, including buildings. In this economy we cannot add new costs without evaluating the effectiveness of other programs and eliminating those that no longer meet our goals. As a good board member, it is important to be open- minded and listen to all constituents to have appropriate knowledge for informed decision making.
The district seems to be doing a good job at attracting quality teachers. We must analyze the market to ensure it continues to be competitive. Pay and benefits are just a piece of the pie. All economic issues must be considered in the board's goal to have a balanced budget.
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