Deborah "Debbie" Boyle is one of six candidates running for the Community High School District 99 Board of Education in the 2013 election. Boyle, 49, is a clinical coordinator at Loyola University Medical Center. She has served on the District 99 School Board since 2009. She lives in Downers Grove with her husband, Bryan, and their three children.
Name: Deborah "Debbie" Boyle
Position sought: Community High School District 99 Board of Education
Family (name, relationship and age): Husband, Bryan; sons, Bret, 21, and Scot, 19; daughter, Jillian, 15
Education (degree and school): University of Iowa, Aurora University (BSN)
Occupation: Clinical Coordinator (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) Loyola University Medical Center
Previous elected offices: Current vice president of the District 99 School Board
Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: Has served on the District 99 School Board since 2009, and is currently the vice president.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
I enjoy serving our community, and because I remain deeply committed to providing every child within our community the best possible education within the constraints of a responsible and sustainable budget. I also believe that North and South high schools are two vital cornerstones of our entire community. As simple as it sounds, I want this district to continue to be successful.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
My highest priority will be the success of all students. I intend to focus on the success of those students who might get “lost in the middle,” meaning those students who are not in the top 2 percent or those who require special assistance. I am proud that we have recently initiated the AVID program to challenge “average” or “typical” students to better achieve their full potential. I will continue to be an effective and reasonable voice of my constituents.
What sets you apart from the other candidates?
Since my election in 2009, I’ve spearheaded more open and transparent communications from the board and district, such as broadcasting our business meetings, increased disclosure of financial documents on our website and the introduction of a paperless board document system that helps our entire community remain better informed. I’ve also not been afraid to challenge administrative decisions that the community deems worthy of further consideration, such as a popular teacher being denied tenure.
How long have you lived in your community and/or been active in local issues?
I havebeen a life-long resident of the community and attended Hillcrest Elementary, O’Neill Middle School and North High School. After graduating from college and getting married, my husband, Bryan, and I decided to live and raise our family here. I have long been active in our community, serving St. Mary’s parish and elementary school and South High’s football, basketball and track booster organizations. I also was a participant in the village of Downers Grove TCD3.
What's your favorite thing about Community High School District 99?
Watching students succeed at all levels as a result of the quality programs and opportunities afforded to every student who attends our two high schools, and having a community that is so supportive of our efforts. It is very rewarding and exciting to see the depth and breadth of the teaching, learning and extracurricular participation in and around our schools.
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