Andy Bezaitis launched his campaign for the Evanston Township High School District 202 School Board Wednesday night by emphasizing his experience working with boards to set goals and manage change.
The chief operating officer of Schaumburg-based CellTrak Technologies Inc., Bezaitis has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
He told supporters at his campaign kickoff at the Boocoo Cultural Center, located a half-block from the high school, that he hopes to help the board develop a culture of innovation and change at ETHS by achieving its goals “in a strategic, dynamic, and open and transparent manner.”
On his website, he lists four priorities for the board:
“To engage, challenge, and inspire all students;
“To identify and implement innovative ideas, measure success, and continuously improve;
“To foster a culture of partnerships, excellence, and innovation;
“And to support fiscally sound decision-making.”
Bezaitis is an ETHS graduate and spent his earlier years at Chute Middle School and the former Timber Ridge Elementary School. He and his wife, Jennifer, are parents of three “ETHS-bound” children, who have attended Lincoln, Dewey, and Nichols schools in District 65.
He said the campaign “has been an amazing educational experience for me” and asserted that “transparency is a major issue.”
There are eight candidates battling for four spots on the seven-member board in the election that will be held on April 9.
Top: A young volunteer helps prepare signs for distribution at Bezaitis campaign kickoff.