Janet Yang Rohr630-945-1700203 W. Hillside Rd.Naperville, IL 60540
Current committee assignments: Diversity, NEF
Adopt-A-School assignments: Mill Street Elementary School, River Woods Elementary School, Naperville North HS, The Bridge
First elected: 2017
Current term expires: 2019
Number of terms served and when: first term
Profession/day job: Investment researcher and investor advocate
Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer activities: Bachelor of Arts, economics and English, Northwestern University; Masters of Business Administration, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Graduate of Naperville North High School, Kennedy Junior High, and Ranch View Elementary. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. Director of manager research at Morningstar, leading a global team of analysts and experts in 529 college savings plans, retirement plan investments, health savings accounts, and alternative investments. Volunteer, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Ladder Up Tax Assistance Program, Prairie Elementary School.
Parent of District 203 students: Yes; two in elementary school at Prairie and one joining them in a few years.
Educational philosophy: In a rapidly changing world where we can essentially guarantee that the future will not look like the present, it's imperative that students develop widely applicable problem solving, math, and communications skills, as well as a broad understanding of the world around them. We should do so by harnessing and encouraging students' natural love of learning, and always through safe environments that allow them to find their passions, make mistakes, and try again. With this foundation, students will be equipped to adapt, thrive amid adversity, and, ultimately, find success and fulfillment, no matter what the future holds.