Dannhausen-Brunn responds to Hinsdalean's endorsements

Hinsdalean editors, thank you for considering me. I know endorsement decisions are hard. In comparing experience, several of my experience factors may have been overlooked.

Six years on Queen of Peace High School’s board will allow me to get to work quickly. I know the time, commitment and dedication needed to serve on a board. I am ready to work.

I developed a constructive, respectful relationship with Dr. Garcia through the Ad Hoc Health Advisory Committee and ongoing conversations this year. I am not hesitant to demand accountability and transparency from the D181 administration.

My older children are current students and recent graduates of D86. This makes me unique. No other board member or candidate has recent experience with children in both districts. This is important as D86 institutes curriculum changes impacting D181.

I am living this pandemic with children at every educational level. Like many parents, I am anxious regarding lack of communication from both D181 and D86. As a public health researcher, I am disappointed there are not multiple robust, parallel education models. We still need seamless transitions between the classroom and quarantines.

Our districts and community came together to get all our teachers vaccinated. We are extremely fortunate. Many communities have not accomplished this. It shows what we can do when we come together. We need to do more.

As a D181 board member, I will passionately advocate for all children to be able to achieve their maximum potential.

My full response can be found at my website, https://www.dbford181.com. — Christine Dannhausen-Brun, Hinsdale