This year marks my 25th year with the Chicago Public Schools and I can say without any hesitation that Dr. Julie MacCarthy reins supreme if you are looking for someone who innately cares for children and is a pillar of personal and professional integrity in all facets of her life. I have known Julie for over 14 years. She works tirelessly on behalf of children while responding effectively to the realities of public education. Julie is a leader and a visionary who advocates passionately for fair and equitable educational opportunities for students from all backgrounds. I feel privileged and proud to share this correspondence, as this is my first ever for a candidate for elected office.
Dana A. Butler
Principal, Chicago Public Schools, President, Auxiliary V, Chicago Principals and Administrators Association