Amanda Massie has been a good friend since we met at Whittier Elementary School in the late ’90s (where our kids attended). Although she later relocated for work, Amanda always considered Oak Park her home and continued to support her friends/community. Regardless of locale, improving education has been Amanda’s passion — actively participating and supporting local schools, including raising funds and sponsoring events for their benefit. Finally, when the opportunity came to return to Oak Park seven years ago, she embraced it (and in true Amanda style, restored a turn-of-the-century Victorian to its former glory).
Hopefully, what I’ve communicated is that Amanda has a passion and vision for how to build a better community and ensure a brighter future for our children. She is not afraid to take difficult positions in support of fairness and equity, and most crucially, will put in the hard work to achieve the best solution possible.
Amanda Massie represents the kind of critically-minded, passionate voice we need on the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 board.