Jennifer Phillips is a first-time candidate for the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board who's been active in encouraging improved math instruction for elementary students.
In a video interview with Evanston Now, Phillips said she'd like to see half-days of teacher training consolidated so that students would have fewer disruptions to their classroom time.
Phillips has lived in the district for 15 years, first in Evanston and for the last five years at 3651 Grove St. in Skokie, near Bessie Rhodes School, where she's been involved in PTA activities for several years. In October 2013 she organized a forum about math education in the schools called D65 Math Matters.
Phillips works as a strategic planning consultant for non-profit groups.
She and her husband Ed have three sons who attend District 65 schools. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Michigan.
Campaign website: philips4d65.com