Tom Parrish deserves people’s vote for school board. We had the privilege of working with Parrish for many years while he was principal of Wingate Elementary School, and later, an area director. We have observed first-hand his commitment to student excellence and his dedication to students, educators, families and the community.
Here are just a few of the reasons Parrish will be a strong asset on the board: He has a strong and compelling vision for students and their academic achievement. He served District 51 for dozens of years and has a valuable and in-depth understanding of local, state and federal requirements and policies. He is skilled at bringing people with disparate views together to solve knotty issues and dilemmas, something he learned from his years as a school leader.
Parrish is invested in the success of District 51, as evidenced by his children attending school here and now his grandchildren. He will bring a depth of wisdom and knowledge to the demanding position of school board member.
We are very excited that Parrish has chosen to run for this important position and support him whole-heartedly. We hope you will, too.