Anne Sills kicked off her campaign for a position on the District 202 School Board at Curt’s Cafe on Feb. 7. She graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1969 and lived in Evanston for five years after graduating before moving to Chicago. She returned to Evanston in 1986.
Ms. Sills has lived in Evanston for the past 28 years, and has volunteered at Districts 65 and 202 for 24 years. She currently serves as a member of the Community Legislative Committee of Districts 65/202 and works on farm-to-school, local food, and nutrition initiatives. She has previously served as a member of District 65’s referendum committee, as chair of the Joint Legislative Task Force, as president of the PTA Council and a member of the ETHS K-12 standards committee. She owned and operated Sills & Company Catering for 17 years.
Campaign chair Martha Burns said, “Anne has never waivered in her commitment to education and has kept her pulse on education at the national, state and local level.”
Ms. Sills says as a Board member she will continue to build legislative partnerships that work on behalf of the City and its schools; work as a conduit on the Board for local food policy strategies that increase access to healthy food for youth, Farm to School efforts at ETHS, and community sustainability projects; and listen and hear the many diverse perspectives in the community.
She says she will be “mindful of the importance of educating young people for lifelong learning by ensuring that our high school is preparing all students to be confident and healthy in mind and body, through challenging curriculum designed for success and personal growth.
Lisa D’Angelo is Ms. Sills campaign chair.