ILLINOIS (WCIA) — State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, will draw on her experience from 34 years as a public school teacher and legislative efforts to expand access to quality education as the new chair of the House Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School Committee.
“In order to provide a world-class education to our students, we need the best and brightest teachers to guide them and properly run schools to help them grow,” Scherer said. “This committee will be responsible for implementing policies that bring more qualified teachers to Illinois and help improve the way our schools function.”
Scherer previously served as vice-chair of the Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing Administration & Oversight Committee. In her new role, Scherer will be responsible for heading the newly created committee to address education issues related to public school administration, licensing as well as charter school policies. Prior to serving in the General Assembly, Scherer was a public school teacher for more than 30 years in Central Illinois.
Throughout her tenure as a legislator, Scherer has worked to bring her experience in the classroom to the Statehouse. During her first term, Scherer championed legislation emphasizing the need for early childhood education by lowering the mandatory school attendance age. In her roles on various House education committees, Scherer also worked closely with Sen. Andy Manar on education funding reform.
“As a teacher, I saw firsthand how state policies impacted the way educators and administrators educate our children and operate our schools,” Scherer said. “I’m committed to working with members of this committee to support new laws that improve our schools here in Central Illinois and across the state.”
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January 22, 2019 at 10:07PM