District 204’s Board of Education announced the selection of Natasha Grover to fill the open seat created by board member Lori Price’s recent departure. The board will vote to approve Grover at its October 22, 2018 meeting. Once approved, she will serve until the next school board election in April 2019.
Since 2004, Grover has worked as an attorney advisor with the Social Security Administration. In her role, she focuses primarily on disability benefits, writing decisions for judges and rendering legal advice for cases. She also mentors and trains attorneys on regulation changes. Prior to her current position, Grover worked as an attorney for the Department of Children & Family Services and the Immigrant Law Center. She has been an engaged volunteer in District 204 since her oldest child, who is now a freshman in college, attended kindergarten. She currently has children who attend Welch Elementary and Neuqua Valley High School. In addition to volunteering in the schools, Grover has volunteered her time for a variety of causes, including homelessness, mental illness, pro bono adoption, and Gavel Clubs where children learn communication skills.
Board President Michael Raczak said, “Natasha’s personal and professional experiences impressed the board. We look forward to welcoming her to the team.”
Grover earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University and her Juris Doctor from Washington College of Law, American University.
Thirty-two community members applied to fill the open board position. The board narrowed the candidates to six before selecting Grover.
Raczak said the board was appreciative to have so much interest. “We were fortunate to have a very strong candidate pool. Our community has many talented members who are willing to volunteer their time to work on behalf of our students and staff.”
The above information was distributed via email to the community from 204 E-News.
Editor’s Note / Here’s hoping the large number of interested residents that applied for the seat left vacant by Lori Price will be interested in running in the Consolidated Election, slated to be held on April 2, 2019.
Petition packets are available now for prospective candidates to run for local school boards serving Naperville at the DuPage County Administration Building. (Petition packets are not available at local school districts.) Petition signing is now in progress until mid-December.
Since administration buildings for both School Districts 203 and 204 are located in DuPage County, DuPage County provides info regarding running to serve local school boards at School Board petition packets. Packets also can be picked up in the Election Commission office. Packets were made available 7-10 days prior to the first day to start circulating petitions. The first day to start circulating petitions was Tues., Sept. 18, 2018. Petitions must be filed between Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, 2018.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND BOARDS OF EDUCATIONSchool District 203 Dan Bridges, Superintendent of Naperville Community Unit School District 203. Send your comments to members of the School District 203 Board of Education: President Kristen Fitzgerald*, Terry Fielden, Donna Wandke* and Charles Cush*, Paul Leong, Kristine Gericke* and Janet Yang Rohr. http://www.naperville203.org/board/Members.asp *Term ends 2021 / All other terms end 2019. Send comments to administrators of School District 203 & Superintendent Dan Bridges at http://www.naperville203.org/contacts/comment-form.asp School District 204 Dr. Karen Sullivan, Superintendent of Indian Prairie School District 204. Send your comments to members of the School District 204 Board of Education: President Mike Raczak*, (Lori Price recently resigned Sept. 4, 2018, seat left open.), Cathy Piehl*, Mark Rising, Laurie Donahue*, Justin Karubas and Susan Demming*
at firstname.lastname@example.org. *Term ends 2021 / All other terms end 2019. Send comments to administrators of School District 204 & Superintendent Dr. Karen Sullivan at email@example.com