Consuelo "Connie" Esparza

Below are candidate-submitted answers to a survey Landmark sent out to all candidates running in this year’s elections.

Age:  42

Office sought: District 103 School Board Member

Previous political experience: None

Previous community involvement:  None

Education:

  • MBA, Roosevelt University
  • BBA, Robert Morris University

Occupation:  National Director of Assessment

 

Why do I want to become a school board member?

Having children who have gone through and are currently in District 103, Robinson and George Washington Middle School, I have a vested interest in improving school test scores.

 

How many school board meetings have you attended in the past year?

I have attended most meetings as well as Labor Committee meetings.

 

What is the most important issue facing the next school board, and what should the solution be?

The most important issue/s facing the next school board is improving instruction, test scores and fiscal responsibility.  Strong leadership is needed that will hold principals and teachers accountable to results and making decisions for change all in the name of our student’s education.  Streamlined administrative processes will ensure that fiscal responsibility is achieved.

 

If elected, what changes would you like to have accomplished by the end of your term?

I would like to see community outreach relevant to the citizens of each town represented in District 103.  Evolving demographics necessitates educational programs for the parents of the children of District 103 that will ultimately result in instruction support at home.  

 

If elected, what changes would you most strongly resist?

I would most strongly resist any changes that do not directly correlate to improved educational programs and school scores.