Board of Education
Kristin Fitzgerald, PresidentCurrent Committee Assignments: LEND, Home & School, Policy Review
Adopt-A-School Assignments: Ann Ried ECC, Ranch View Elementary, Kennedy Junior High
First elected: 2013
Current term expires: 2025
Number of terms served and when: Third term
Profession/day job: Policy Consultant and Community Volunteer
Relevant degrees/life experience/previous volunteer activities: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Taylor University; Education Policy Advisor to U.S. Representatives Harris Fawell and Judy Biggert in the U.S. Congress; Health and Pension Policy Specialist for the U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee; Awarded District 203's "Those Who Excel" Award; Committee Chair Mill Street Home and School Association, Co-Chair Mill Street School Family Community Partnership, Member Mill Street School Improvement Team, Co-Writer Family Literacy in Math Grant - Awarded Naperville Education Foundation and Jeanine Nicarico Grants; Classroom Volunteer; Room Parent; Naperville Park District Soccer Coach; St. Raphael Religious Education Teacher; Corporate Advisory Board Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer, Member of National Cancer Institute's Cancer Genome Atlas Stomach Disease Working Group.
Parent of District 203 students: Yes, three students at Jefferson JHS and Naperville North High School.
Educational philosophy: I believe the education of our children is one of the most important tasks we have as a community. We must work to ensure academic excellence and opportunity for all students in District 203, challenging each student to reach their full potential and working to close the academic achievement gap. As a community we must work collaboratively to set academic and financial priorities for our students and our school district to ensure our long-term academic and financial success.