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

Age: 58

Previous political experience:

I am on the school board on an interim basis

Previous community experience:

Current PTO president at Costello School


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High school graduate Morton East 1979

Why are you running for a seat on District 103 school board?

I am hoping to keep the board moving the district forward in the right direction

Are you or a family member employed by the village of Lyons?


What role should municipal politics and politicians play at the school board level?

As a partnership to make sure the staff have what they need to give our students the best education possible. Unfortunately, there some municipalities and politicians do not want to work together.

What do you think about standardized test scores and academic performance at schools in District 103? What action can the school board take to help improve student achievement?

As a parent who attended many school board meetings where test scores were shown. There have been improvements but there is still room for more improvement. As a board member I would like to work with administers and staff to see what tools they need to improve test scores.

How does District 103 integrate technology into the classroom? What can be done to expand the integration of technology at the classroom level?

 (No answer provided)

At the time of this election, the current school board will have selected a new superintendent after a months-long search process. Should that new top administrator be allowed to freely assemble an administrative team, or should the board intervene and request more input?

 (No answer provided)

Would you consider replacing the new superintendent, if that option were available, prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year?

 (No answer provided)

What other issues are important to you as a school board candidate? How would you advocate for them as a board member?

 (No answer provided)