I have a vested interest in education as an educator and as a new parent. As a veteran teacher with 18 years of experience, I have extensive knowledge of curriculum development at the high school level. This would bring a completely different perspective to the board. 

It is my goal to make sure the transition into high school has D95 students well prepared. I would like to see the continued implementation of Common Core without over testing our students. Common Core is a reality in our state and we need to make sure our kids and parents are not overwhelmed. 

Also, with the impending possibility of expansion at Brook Park, due to rapid growth in student population, I also support an all-day kindergarten program. Early childhood education is critical for first-grade readiness. I would be honored to serve all stakeholders in District 95.

Karen Winslow is seeking election to the Brookfield-LaGrange Park District 95 school board.