GSU a designated trainer of school board members
September 6, 2012 1:52PM
Updated: October 10, 2012 6:03AM
Illinois 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 at Governors State University recently was designated as a certified training entity for school board members and will begin conducting leadership training workshops in the fall.
In a recent letter to MILE director Alicia McCray, state Supt. of education Christopher A. Koch wrote that MILE is “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,” McCray said. “We are delighted that we have been recognized with this certification and feel uniquely qualified to provide this service.”
MILE is partnering with the Illinois Association of School Administrators South Cook Division and its president, Margaret Longo, who also is superintendent of Forest Ridge District 142; Jim Bartley and Scott Uhler from the law firm 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,” McCray said.
Information: (708) 534-4024.
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