Jackie Gusic is excited to announce her second candidacy for School Board Director. Her last term was full of challenges, and Jackie considers it a privilege to be part of an organization that continues to provide quality education for the youth of the RTM community.
As a Rose Tree Media School Board Director, Jackie has been a member of a dedicated board that has driven change, including:
● Expanding communication channels to the district and broader RTM community
● Advocating for more community and student voices in district initiatives
● Challenging the administration to substantiate expenditures and their connection to student success
● Navigating complex challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic
● Supporting RTMSD efforts to ensure dignity and a sense of belonging.
Jackie will continue to strive for a model of strong governance to ensure that students are well-served, RTMSD’s resources are leveraged to their maximum benefit, and the community’s taxes are providing a noticeable return in the strength of community and property value. She will continue to champion the work of RTMSD and advocate for advances in providing more opportunities for our students, preparing them for life beyond RTMSD. Jackie believes that all children can excel, and she remains committed to supporting diverse educational methods, prospects that suit a multitude of talents, and the health of the whole child.
Jackie’s experience in architecture and as a small business owner has informed her work as chair of the Finance and Operations Committee, a position to which she was appointed upon her election to the Board. Her efforts on that committee have focused on the new elementary school – a necessity because of the increase in enrollment due to the excellent reputation of RTMSD. Continuing to support the new school, providing parity within the existing elementary schools, and modernizing our facilities to be in line with our teaching practices will be a priority for Jackie’s second term.
Jackie has been a frequent volunteer over the years because she believes that participation in public service will benefit the community. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Jackie learned the importance of mental health, education, and services for the most vulnerable members of our community. Her hours as a soccer coach for her children’s teams reinforced the importance of teamwork. It provided Jackie with a closer look at the promise the younger generation brings to the future.
The students of RTMSD are a source of inspiration and they deserve every opportunity this community can provide them. As a parent, Jackie appreciates the outstanding education and supportive environment provided for her children. As a taxpayer, she is proud of the outstanding reputation of Rose Tree Media School District. As a School Board member, Jackie accepts the responsibility to weigh both positions while striving for continued progress.
Jackie looks forward to serving the RTM community for another four years as Director, and she humbly asks for your vote.