Philip Lacey, Ed.D.
Candidate for Ebinger LSC Community Representative
Parent, Educator, Community Member
My name is Phil Lacey, and I would like to introduce myself as a candidate for Community Representative to the Ebinger Elementary School Local School Council (LSC). As a community member with two young children, Maggie (age 4) and Sean (age 2), who will be attending Ebinger in the future, I am committed to ensuring Ebinger is the best school it can be for all of our children. A former high school science teacher, I have served as the Director of Instructional Technology for Niles Township High School District 219 for 11 years. I earned a B.S. in Secondary Teaching for Marquette University, an M.A. in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University and an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership from National-Louis University.
I have worked in both public and private schools for over 20 years. I believe public schools work. I believe that a strong bond between community and school is key to providing a safe, challenging environment where our children / students are provided with the tools and authentic opportunities to succeed in a world no longer constrained by neighborhood, city or country without losing their sense of values and identity as members of the Edison Park community in which they were raised.
Having served in the capacity of executive and advisory roles on the boards of state level organizations over the years, I have experience working constructively with diverse groups to achieve common goals. Ebinger is a cornerstone of the Edison Park community. I would be honored to contribute to this wonderful community by serving as a member of the Ebinger Elementary School Local School Council.