November 15th, 2021

Voice Recognition

November 15th, 2021

November 15th, 2021

Dear District 57 Families,

Today I am excited to join school districts around the state in celebrating School Board Members Day. This is an opportunity to recognize our seven District 57 School Board members for their many contributions. Serving on a School Board is not an easy job, especially during a pandemic. But our Board members have enthusiastically taken on this huge responsibility. We all know that time is a precious thing, and it is exceptional that they volunteer so much of their time and energy to serve our students and the community in this very important way. They are a dream team!

I also want to personally thank the D57 Board for working with me as a new superintendent and helping to ensure a successful transition in leadership. I am grateful for their partnership. Please join me in thanking our thoughtful and dedicated District 57 School Board members: Eileen Kowalczyk (president), Kimberly Fay (vice president), Corrin Bennett-Kill, Kevin Bull, Vicki Chung, Jennifer Ciok, and Jennifer Kobus.

board of education members

Pictured above: (Back row)Board Member Kobus, Board Member Bull, Board Member Bennett-Kill (Front row)Board President Kowalczyk, Board Member Ciok, Board Member Chung, Board Vice-President Fay

This week is also American Education Week, which celebrates our public schools and honors the individuals who work to ensure every student receives a quality education. The celebration includes Education Support Professionals Day on Wednesday. This is a chance to thank the amazing staff members who support our schools and students in countless ways. They play a critical role in the classroom and throughout the entire building, being there for students and helping them reach their full potential. We greatly value the Education Support Professionals at Westbrook, Fairview, Lions Park, and Lincoln, and we’re thankful for this opportunity to give them the recognition they so deserve.
instructional assistants

Pictured above: Fairview Instructional Assistants Shelly Macina, Carol Strom and Julie Lehman

These celebrations are especially important this year. The District 57 team has worked hard and has shown tremendous resilience during these challenging times. I know you will join me this week in showing appreciation for everyone who contributes to the quality education and support that District 57 students receive every day.

Have a great week!

In the spirit of education,

Dr. Mary Gorr
Superintendent of Schools
Mount Prospect District 57
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