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ABOUT ELLEN

Why I am running

I am running for a second term on the School Board because I believe in the importance and value of civic responsibility -- of giving back to the community by using my educational background and leadership experiences in support of the work of the school board in educating all of our students. 

 

Why I am the right candidate

My extensive career as both an educator and administrator in K-12 public education makes me uniquely qualified to serve on the Shorewood school board. I understand the importance of continuing the tradition of excellence that is a hallmark of Shorewood Schools and advancing the district’s commitment to equity to ensure that all students are given equitable opportunities for growth, development and achievement.  

 

Additionally, my 12 years of service as a Shorewood Village Trustee provides me with the background and understanding of how public boards work and the ways that the Village and School Boards can support each other and the community.

 

These experiences, in combination with my background as a professor of educational administration at Marquette University and UWM, have offered me unparalleled opportunities to teach, lead, and work in the many aspects of our educational systems and with people of different ages, races, ethnicities, religions, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.

And over the last seven years, I have again been directly engaged with the schools, as I have assisted my son with my two grandchildren. I help with their school schedules: driving them to school on time, picking them up at the end of day, supervising homework, and managing after-school activities. It is in this capacity that I engage directly with parents, teachers and staff. 

These important and direct experiences give me a unique insight into how our school district functions and the strengths and challenges facing our schools. I am the right candidate to serve our school district as we move out of this pandemic and return to the joys of being in school.   

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