Pritzker has served for nearly two years as vice president of the IASB board and as chair of the Resolutions Committee.
“I have come to understand that regardless of where we come from in terms of public education – rural, semi-rural, urban, or suburban – that we all have important experiences that we have shared with our local communities,” Pritzker said.
“As long as we engage with one another, there is the ability to truly understand positions and reasons why we may sometimes differ on legislative proposals. We are all dedicated to improving the lives of our children. The students need to be our collective focus in order to fulfill the promise of public education.”
Pritzker has worked in real estate and property management for 29 years. He and his wife, Sue, have five daughters and nine grandchildren. He studied secondary education at Bradley University before his business career.
“I have a lifelong interest in public education,” Pritzker said. “With a business background and a variety of experiences in leadership roles, I bring a long-term view to my school board perspective.”
Along with serving on the Association’s Executive Committee, she has been Illinois delegate to NSBA, conference co-chair, and a member of the policy subcommittee and the executive director selection subcommittee. She brings “a passion for policy” and expertise in technology to her role.
“The directors look to the needs of all school boards in Illinois,” Osmond said. “While this is similar to the responsibility of the local school board, it takes on a deeper meaning when all children in Illinois enter the equation. A director must be equally versed in the local education issues and the impact of decisions on children across the state.”
Osmond is a small business development advisor and program developer and an entrepreneur. She and her husband Glen “Bud” Osmond have five children and six grandchildren.
The nominating committee, which met in August, is chaired by IASB Immediate Past President Carolyne Brooks and includes directors Roger Pfister (Shawnee division), Sue McCance (Western), Mary Stith (Kishwaukee), Dave Barton (Two Rivers), and alternate John Metzger (Egyptian). The Association leaders elected by school board delegates will assume office at the close of the annual meeting of IASB’s Delegate Assembly on Nov. 21.