Governors State Designated School Board Member Trainer

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Effective schools are successful because of a combination of factors that encompass every aspect of the education provided to students. Effective school leadership is one important element. The State of Illinois, in recognition of this factor, recently established the requirement that all school board members receive training in the various aspects of their positions as district leaders and decision makers.

The Metropolitan Institute of Higher Education, (MILE), at Governors State University was recently designated as a certified training entity for school board member and will begin conducting leadership training workshops in the fall.

In a recent letter to MILE Director Alicia McCray, State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch wrote “…you are highly qualified and meet/exceed the application requirement to train school board members.”

In its capacity as a designated trainer, MILE will lead workshops for school board members on leadership skills, which include fiduciary, ethics, and governance responsibilities.

“MILE has offered programs for school board members since its founding in 2006. We are delighted that we have been recognized with this certification and feel uniquely qualified to provide this service,” said McCray.

MILE is partnering with the Illinois Association of School Administrators South Cook Division and its president, Dr. Margaret Longo, who is also superintendent of Forest Ridge District 142; Jim Bartley and Scott Uhler from the law firm of Klein Thorpe and Jenkins; Robert Grossi, President of Crystal Financial; School District 146 Chief Business Officer Angela Crotty; and Illinois Education Association Deputy General Counsel Paul Klenck.

“The participation of regional experts in presenting the workshop enables us to provide the very best content and the most effective workshops,” adds McCray.

For more information on the school board member workshops, contact 708.534.4024.