Monique Parsons, the chief operating officer at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, is making her first run for election to the Evanston Township High School Board.
Parsons, who declined a request by Evanston Now to be interviewed about her campaign, says she wants to provide "intentional leadership" and "data-driven decisions" to give every student the opportunity to succeed.
Parsons, of 8710 Trumbull Ave. in Skokie, grew up in Evanston, attending Walker Elementary and Chute Middle schools.
She graduated from the School for Performing Arts, a public high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, where she majored in the sociology of law, criminology and deviance.
Parsons has a son who is a junior at ETHS.
Campaign website: parsons4eths.com