Shannon will promote action to benefit students

On April 6, we need to vote for four new members for the D86 school board, and it’s critical that one of your votes is for Dr. Karen Shannon. With Karen’s credentials — a PhD in chemistry from Caltech, a JD from Georgetown law, and currently a VP of a medical diagnostic company — she understands the debilitating effect of the proposed STEM curriculum changes on our student’s future opportunities. Her videos on how the proposed STEM curriculum changes will impact our students are insightful (and if you haven’t seen them, visit Shannon will ensure that board decisions are backed by evidence, well-reasoned, and clearly conveyed to the community. Karen will safeguard that decisions relating to educating students are based on mastering course material and providing an optimal curriculum for ALL of our student’s futures. Besides being a successful business woman, Shannon has demonstrated her commitment to the community, as a board member to the Legal Aid Foundation, a volunteer with DuPage PADS shelter, and as a food pantry worker. We need to elect Shannon to ensure each student receives the critical resources and support they need to become engaged, lifetime learners, without curricular limitations to their success. — Kay Sharples, Hinsdale