I am writing to highly recommend Steve Gevinson for District 200 Board of Education.
I have known Steve as a colleague, supervisor and friend for 19 years. He acts with integrity and courage, unafraid to ruffle feathers if he thinks something is in the best interest of students and the school community at large. Steve is always open to debating ideas, even when they are not initially to his liking. He clearly cares about the community and the school and has a wealth of relevant experiences and insights that would make him a great fit for the Board.
In 2003, Steve was instrumental in convincing the administration and BOE to invest in the Spoken Word program at OPRFHS. If not for his impassioned advocacy, I would have likely resigned from OPRFHS and gone to New York to advance the program there. Instead, I am proud to say that the Spoken Word program is in its tenth successful year and is world renowned in its innovation and impact.
The Board of Education, the teachers, the administration, the community and, most importantly, the students at OPRFHS would greatly benefit if Steve is elected to the Board.
Spoken Word and Black Literature Educator, and Project Coordinator