Avalos for D90 school board

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As River Forest residents, we are voting for Katie Avalos. Like many, we moved to River Forest for the schools and they have delivered. We, like Katie, want to build on this success and evolve to meet the needs of our students in an ever-changing world.

Katie is dedicated to the greater good. She has worked to support individuals with developmental disabilities, to increase the number of women elected to public office, and to improve civic engagement in Chicago. As a graduate of Boston College, she has a strong academic background but also has high emotional intelligence which makes her a strong leader and collaborator. Her ability to understand what motivates others, relate in a positive manner and deliver on the increasing social emotional needs of our kids will be critical going forward.

Her strong sense of integrity and commitment to understanding the facts is important. Over the past four years she has attended board of education meetings on a regular basis. She has witnessed the decision-making process and knows these decisions are not rushed but based on well-thought-out ideas made with teacher input and in consultation with experts like University of Illinois Chicago's Metro Chicago Math Initiative, Silicon Valley Math Initiative, and CAST, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding opportunities through Universal Design for Learning.

She asks questions, listens, and brings solutions that will enable excellence for all.

Please vote for Katie Avalos for D90 school board on April 2.

Maggie Clancy, Lauren Behan, Rebecca Ehart

River Forest

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