Voters Guide: Homewood School District 153


4-year term (vote for 4)

James Schmidt 
  James Schmidt
B.A., Knox College, 1993
Masters of School Counseling, Governors State University, 2005
Masters of Administration Leadership, Olivet Nazarene University, 2008
Department Chair of Guidance, Homewood-Flossmoor H.S.
Wife, Christine, and daughters Erin, Brianna and Madeline
Yes. I've served 3 terms for a total of 12 years.
Other elected positions:
Most important issues:
Maintain the quality of our schools while continuing to manage costs.
Continue to attract, hire and retain highly qualified, professional, student-centered faculty and staff.
Continue to support the superintendent, Dr. Dale Mitchell, and the District 153 administration, teachers and staff in implementing the long-range strategic plan developed during the spring of 2018.
Work with District 153 administration in identifying and supporting opportunities that will further enhance the academic and socio-emotional development of our students.
Support as needed the transition from Dr. Mitchell to Dr. McAlister as Superintendent Dr. Mitchell prepares to retire in two years.

Ashanti Bethea: No reply.
Alexander Bosch: No reply.
Ronald Zinnerman: No reply.


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