James brings transparency, knowledge to D86

Peggy James is a friend that we know and trust. As former PTO Executive Board members from The Lane School, we are writing to share our enthusiastic support for her candidacy for the D86 BOE. During our time on the PTO Executive Board, Peggy, as VP of communications, developed and implemented the delivery of The Bulldog Blast — a weekly communication method that is in use to this day. If there ever was a communications need, Peggy came up with a solution and implemented it. She was always open-minded and provided constructive feedback. Peggy utilizes data to formulate and drive decisions when implementing initiatives in her volunteer and professional positions. As the mother of four former, current and soon-to-be D86 students, she has a vested interest in the future of our district. She values kindness, transparency and respectful dialogue with similar and opposing viewpoints. Peggy has been advocating for our students by supporting data-driven decisions with respect to curriculum. History has taught us that one size does not fit all with respect to education and curriculum. With her background, she would be able to weigh in on the best approach to implementing various initiatives concurrently. She would also stress the need for metrics to evaluate outcomes and guide future board decision making. We proudly support Peggy James, and her running mate, Jeff Waters, for D86 BOE. They are committed to excellence for all D86 students. Please cast your votes for #4 and #6 on April 6. — Lena Theotikos, Charity Muscarella and Kelly Gilbert, Hinsdale