Three newcomers and one incumbent will vie for three seats on the Evanston High School District 202 board of education next April.
When the filing period for candidates closed Monday, Monique Parsons, the president and CEO of the McGaw YMCA, was the only incumbent who filed to run again. That means Jonathan Baum and Mark Metz will be retiring from the board.
Baum was first elected in 2011. Metz was appointed to fill a vacancy in 2009 and first elected in 2011.
The new candidates are:
- Slaney Palmer, 434 Elmwood Ave., a reading center clinician at Truman College in Chicago. After teaching at a high school in Jamaica, Palmer moved to Chicago where he earned a master's degree in education at Loyola University.
- Elizabeth Rolewicz, 1206 Cleveland Ave., a multimedia artist and graphic designer. She's a member of the PTA Equity Project and has a daughter in second grade at Oakton School. She and her husband are foster parents and also have an adopted son.
- Stephanie Teterycz, 1434 Crain St., director of faculty support at the Kellogg School of Management. She holds a graduate certificate in learning and organizational change from Kellogg and a bachelor's degree in art history from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tetertcz was active in the campaign to distribute Black Lives Matter signs in Evanston.
The election will be held on April 2.