Shirley DeCorte is a challenger for the Board of Education, but is a former educator and principal in Sandwich, Ill. A former member of the Zoning Board for the City of Sandwich.

NACAPC offered the following statement of endorsement for DeCorte:

“Shirley DeCorte will bring the background of an educator and administrator to the Board of Education for District 203. These skills will help balance the Board as it deals with the largest turnover of leadership in a decade.

“DeCorte’s experience ensures that she is ready to deal with the challenges of budgeting, measuring achievement, administration and improving efficiencies from day one.

“For the Board to function effectively, it needs a mix of skill sets and perspectives. DeCorte will help peers understand policy, budgetary and strategic decisions through the prism of an educator. DeCorte is endorsed.”

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