School Sham

Lady Lake, FL

#1 Apr 7, 2011
Patricia M Godziszewski
Candidate for Member of the Board of Education

At the recent Illinois Association of School Boards’ briefing, I got a glimpse into the complex yet clear challenges and responsibilities of newly elected as well as veteran School Board members. I came away from the meeting with a sense of purpose, understanding, and renewed eagerness to serve.

I am a veteran public high school science teacher who has benefited from a lifetime of educational experiences. These events include participating in Regents-level high school classes in upstate New York, earning an undergraduate degree in Biology from DePaul University, and receiving a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University. My educational background provides the context for a clear vision of the need for students to embrace educational opportunities in order to develop their own sense of self and purpose.

As a life-long learner, parent, and service-oriented person I believe I am qualified to act on behalf of the tax-paying public as a District 81 School Board member. I welcome the chance to become educated about the various aspects of School Board routines: governance, law, finance, and communication with all the stakeholders in the community. Communication with these stakeholders is essential to moving the agenda of the school district forward, and I believe this to be one of the weaknesses of the current Board. I will work diligently to promote greater transparency and provide better communication with the entire community, not just the parents of the students.

Schools are facing dire challenges on several fronts in today’s society. Concerned members of the public are looking for leadership from the School Board to generate answers to a variety of questions: What sources of money are available to our school besides property tax dollars? How can we maintain a quality teaching staff, keep up our buildings safely/cost-efficiently, and provide an effective learning environment in today’s economy? In what areas are we experiencing fiscal and academic successes, and where do we need to improve? Does District 81 prepare students for the next level of education, whether our child has special needs or is capable at the Honors level, and do we offer components of rigor and enrichment for all students? Are we in compliance with local, state, and federal mandates? Does District 81 encourage appropriate staff orientation and development? Have our current Board members taken advantage of occasions to become educated in areas of governance, or are they simply complacent in their positions? Do we foster transparency, fiscal responsibility and a non-political agenda? Is there sufficient diversity on the Board to ensure that various sectors in the community view the Board as representative of their concerns?

As an elected School Board member, I pledge to represent the entire community, to learn quickly and efficiently about ‘best practices’ in School Board governance, to work cooperatively and respectfully with each element in the process, and to bring transparency and community support to the forefront. I humbly ask you to support my candidacy ---#103—Pat Godziszewski.
School Sham

Lady Lake, FL

#2 Apr 7, 2011
Just another rubber stamper for the teachers union.

info

Lady Lake, FL

#3 Apr 9, 2011
Patricia must go

Detroit, MI

#4 Jan 8, 2015
School Sham wrote:
Patricia M Godziszewski
Candidate for Member of the Board of Education
At the recent Illinois Association of School Boards’ briefing, I got a glimpse into the complex yet clear challenges and responsibilities of newly elected as well as veteran School Board members. I came away from the meeting with a sense of purpose, understanding, and renewed eagerness to serve.
I am a veteran public high school science teacher who has benefited from a lifetime of educational experiences. These events include participating in Regents-level high school classes in upstate New York, earning an undergraduate degree in Biology from DePaul University, and receiving a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University. My educational background provides the context for a clear vision of the need for students to embrace educational opportunities in order to develop their own sense of self and purpose.
As a life-long learner, parent, and service-oriented person I believe I am qualified to act on behalf of the tax-paying public as a District 81 School Board member. I welcome the chance to become educated about the various aspects of School Board routines: governance, law, finance, and communication with all the stakeholders in the community. Communication with these stakeholders is essential to moving the agenda of the school district forward, and I believe this to be one of the weaknesses of the current Board. I will work diligently to promote greater transparency and provide better communication with the entire community, not just the parents of the students.
Schools are facing dire challenges on several fronts in today’s society. Concerned members of the public are looking for leadership from the School Board to generate answers to a variety of questions: What sources of money are available to our school besides property tax dollars? How can we maintain a quality teaching staff, keep up our buildings safely/cost-efficiently, and provide an effective learning environment in today’s economy? In what areas are we experiencing fiscal and academic successes, and where do we need to improve? Does District 81 prepare students for the next level of education, whether our child has special needs or is capable at the Honors level, and do we offer components of rigor and enrichment for all students? Are we in compliance with local, state, and federal mandates? Does District 81 encourage appropriate staff orientation and development? Have our current Board members taken advantage of occasions to become educated in areas of governance, or are they simply complacent in their positions? Do we foster transparency, fiscal responsibility and a non-political agenda? Is there sufficient diversity on the Board to ensure that various sectors in the community view the Board as representative of their concerns?
As an elected School Board member, I pledge to represent the entire community, to learn quickly and efficiently about ‘best practices’ in School Board governance, to work cooperatively and respectfully with each element in the process, and to bring transparency and community support to the forefront. I humbly ask you to support my candidacy ---#103—Pat Godziszewski.
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concerned parent

Woodstock, IL

#5 Jan 17, 2015
One of the candidates running against her is a concerned parent and resident. The type of person she tries to say needs her on that board, and decided to run in an effort to remove her because the uncontrolled rampage she has been on in an effort to destroy all that is good from School District 81. She has spent such an incredible amount of tax payer money through the now gone Law Firm of Ancel & Glink, and her incredibly poor choices. The other two people running against her have from what I can tell made it their mission to try and repair the damage she and David Stachura have done in the last few years. She finally at the 11th hour found two people to run with her who have zero involvement with the school board.

She has a lot of education, and she has in fact been a teacher for many years, but the quality of education she provides remains to be seen. A lesson plan that has not changed in many years, and a consistent inability to adjust to the modern needs of the education of children. She has regularly shown poor decision making in the classroom, and on the School Board of School District 81.

The School Board does not need educators as members. Although it can help, it needs people with the common sense and the ability to flex to the week to week changes that are needed in modern education. The School Board needs people who can properly support the educators. This is an area Pat Godziszewski has consistantly shown a deficiency in. She has spent more time and money supporting the bad elements of the community and avoiding her duties, that she should have been removed from her position over a year ago.

Do not let her well written post be an example of her ability to be a quality School Board member. She is missing the key ingredients required for being a successful school board member.

Pat Godziszewski has to be removed from her seat on the School Board of School District 81 before her rampage of self serving spending and destruction is aloud to do anymore damage.
Jimjim

Woodstock, IL

#6 Jan 17, 2015

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