Forward Progress in District 197 [re: High School Principal]
We, the undersigned, believe a candidate for high school principal in District 197 should bring perspectives and experiences to the role that we do not currently have represented in the high school administration.
Our strength as a community is rooted in diversity, tolerance, and inclusion. In order to nurture those qualities in our community we expect these to guide the district administration’s search for a new high school principal. For example, we are excited to bring a highly qualified female, BIPOC, LGBTQIA and/or multilingual leader to our administration who has experience teaching in the Arts, Languages, STEM, Special Education, or advanced Social Sciences. Administrative leadership should be reflective of the demographics of the student body. Additionally, we must value the lived racial and gender experience of candidates.
As community members, as past, present, and future high school families, as citizens, and as human beings, we sign this document and state our expectation of forward progress in District 197.