Current committee assignments: Diversity, Policy Review
Adopt-A-School assignments: Elmwood Elementary, Maplebrook Elementary, Jefferson JHS, Connections
First Appointed: 2021
Current term expires: 2023
Number of terms served and when: First term
Relevant degrees/life experience/previous volunteer activities: J.D., The University of Chicago Law School; B.A. in Government and Economics, Georgetown University. More than ten years as an educator teaching law at the University of Chicago. Currently serving as an administrator in the role of Deputy Dean of the law school, with a central role in designing curriculum and academic policies. Current and past member of several academic advisory boards. Academic expert on the law of board governance, corporate management and reorganization, and finance. Prior experience as a litigator handling legal crises at large corporations and institutions.
Parent of District: Yes. Two at Kennedy Junior High, one at Meadow Glens, and one entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021.
Educational philosophy: The provision of education is the core foundation of our community. The school district’s task in preserving and strengthening that foundation is to provide a full and well-rounded education to all students. This includes striving for excellence in academic achievement for all students as well as providing an environment where all students thrive socially and emotionally. Achieving these goals requires the involvement of the entire community and a focus on providing the necessary support to the teachers and staff who implement these values in the classroom every day.