Keeping this video here to make sure I’m accountable to my campaign promise!
SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL SCHOOL COUNCIL
In July 2020, I stepped up to fill an appointed spot on the LaSalle LSC, was elected Secretary, got to work right away. I helped our school achieve our goal for our 100% Digital Access campaign within the first weeks of school -- ensuring that every student could connect to a device and reliable internet to navigate remote learning. Meanwhile, I supported our administration and fellow council members on more effective collaboration and communications strategies, including council member training. In November I was reelected to the LSC, and in January 2021, voted Chair. From January to June 2021, our council has organized to prioritize collaboration, establishing processes for transparently determining our projects and potential committee work. We are ensuring all are focused on supporting our LSC priorities, core roles and responsibilities. We have undertaken a website redesign project, Principal Evaluation, and are now digging more deeply into multi-faceted supports for equity work through our school's Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) and ensuring that it aligns to our budget.
SUPPORTING CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
There's a great need for visionary parents to step up and lead in a number of ways to make things happen in Chicago's Public Schools. Outside of my work on the LSC this year, I stepped up to support our citywide CPS community with CTU and Fox32/My50 to broadcast Season 2 of We Still Teach. We put teachers on television to bridge the digital divide and connect more than 50K families weekly throughout 100+ mile radius of Chicago. I also developed and taught in a professional development training in more robust remote learning for CPS teachers through the CTU Foundation. To help educate, inspire, and engage parents at my school and throughout the city, I'm turning my LSC website into a go-to site for grassroots LSC support -- supporting my fellow #LSCSolidarity members city-wide, as well as anyone in the CPS parent and stakeholder community who might be interested in learning more about how they can be the change they want to see in the world.
After decades of experience as a grassroots community organizer and changemaker impacting policy and cultural changes at the national level as well as the state and local levels from L.A. to Chicago, I'm eager to share ideas for how to connect our community.