Indeed, my wife, Sarah Brooks, has been appointed as the newest South Milwaukee School Board member. She was sworn in last night.
Sarah replaces Carol Dufek, who left her spot on the board earlier this fall.
I am most certainly biased, but I think she is a great choice, and will serve the district and its students incredibly well.
Sarah brings almost two decades of experience in education, including more than 15 in the classroom. Her career has taken her to the Raymond, Whitnall and South Milwaukee School Districts, primarily in teaching English as a second language. She most recently served as an ESL aide at Rawson Elementary.
Sarah is also active in our church, the community, and the school district as an active and engaged parent of our ninth- and sixth grade kids.
She always steps up to help people, from raising awareness (and money) to find a cure for type 1 diabetes through JDRF and, more recently, to serving as a “compassionate entrepreneur” for Trades of Hope, which seeks to lift up disadvantaged Third World artisans across the globe.
And Sarah is a Cubs fan. But we won’t hold that against her.
Sarah will be up for election next spring (April 7, 2020), and I heard from a well-placed source that she intends to run for her seat.