Dear Editor:

We are writing in full support of Katie Bailey for re-election to the District 65 School Board. For four years Katie has worked hard, done her homework, and created strong bonds with families, teachers, staff and fellow board members. She is a proven leader who has chaired the Finance Committee, Policy Committee and the Ad-Hoc Sustainability/Green Committee. Passion for excellence in education drives Katie’s collaborative approach to identifying needs and finding solutions. She is accessible and easy to talk to. She listens and asks questions. Unafraid to push back, Katie uses her background in business and finance to help balance the budget and honestly face financial challenges.

We have known Katie for more than ten years. She is a tireless mother of four who uses her MBA from the Wharton School of Business and her great analytical and communication skills not to further her own career but to strengthen the Evanston community. In short, she is a giver. We thank her for her time and tenaciousness, her sense of humor and compassion, and, most of all, we appreciate her unwavering commitment to the children of District 65.

Laura Tucker and Pete Giangreco