- Position sought: District 210 Board of Education member
- E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 815-919-9009
- Address: 20400 Green Meadow Lane Frankfort
- Age: 49
- Family: Husband, Fred, and daughter, Katlyn (23)
- Education: Bachelor's degree in business/marketing from DePaul University.
- Occupation: Owner of Glatz Management Services, Inc.
- Previous elected offices: Elected to the District 210 board member in 1993; has served for more than 17 years.
- Related experience: Proven leadership and business management.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
To maintain the quality of proven leadership this Board of Education has maintained and what the community deserves. We have four outstanding high schools. We have four of the top five high schools in Will County and four of the top nine high schools in the south and southwest suburbs. And, most importantly, we continue to focus on improving student achievement as evidenced by our reading scores on the PSAE improving by 11 percent since 2001.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
Working with our staff and supporting our administration to continue identifying ways to improve student achievement. This is what we are all about at the end of day. It is by far the most challenging task at hand and it needs to be kept at the front burner of our priorities—even during a challenging economy.
What sets you apart from the other candidates, if contested?
Experience. I have served this District during a variety of changes and challenges. From the going from a 2-2 plan to two four-year high schools and now, four four-year high schools. I have served during significant real estate growth in our communities and now during some serious fiscally challenging times. No matter what period of time it was, every decision was made based on what is best for our kids. Experience.
What's your favorite thing about District 210 right now?
It is so exciting to see how many opportunities we can provide for our kids now with four high schools. From Mathletes, to Madrigals to the numerous athletic teams we have at each school. We have more kids involved and excited to be a part of their school in some way, and we know that when kids have a connection to their school and are involved, there is a direct correlation to student achievement.
What is the biggest problem facing the school district?
The state's inability to support education at the funding levels they are responsible for. It has forced our district (along with many others throughout the state) to make significant cuts to staffing, programs, etc. It is inexcusable and very frustrating when we work so hard to build programs that help improve student achievement and then we have to look at making cuts because the state isn't providing the support they promised us.