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Voters Guide: Homewood School District 153

The Chronicle’s 2019 Consolidated Election Voters Guide: One District 153 candidate, Jim Schmidt, responded to our questionnaire.

HOMEWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT 153 CANDIDATES

4-year term (vote for 4)

James Schmidt 
  James Schmidt
 

Education:

B.A., Knox College, 1993
Masters of School Counseling, Governors State University, 2005
Masters of Administration Leadership, Olivet Nazarene University, 2008
 
Occupation: 
Department Chair of Guidance, Homewood-Flossmoor H.S.
 
Family: 
Wife, Christine, and daughters Erin, Brianna and Madeline
 
Incumbent: 
Yes. I’ve served 3 terms for a total of 12 years.
 
Other elected positions:
None.
 
Most important issues:
Maintain the quality of our schools while continuing to manage costs.
 
Continue to attract, hire and retain highly qualified, professional, student-centered faculty and staff.
 
Goals:
Continue to support the superintendent, Dr. Dale Mitchell, and the District 153 administration, teachers and staff in implementing the long-range strategic plan developed during the spring of 2018.
 
Work with District 153 administration in identifying and supporting opportunities that will further enhance the academic and socio-emotional development of our students.
 
Support as needed the transition from Dr. Mitchell to Dr. McAlister as Superintendent Dr. Mitchell prepares to retire in two years.

Ashanti Bethea: No reply.
Alexander Bosch: No reply.
Ronald Zinnerman: No reply.

 

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