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WEST40 WELCOMES NEW GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER

West40 is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Brown as teacher representative to its governing board.

Brown is currently a fifth grade teacher at Union Ridge School in Harwood Heights, where he has educated students for more than twenty years.  Earlier in his career, Brown taught in Japan.

Brown said his focus as a governing board member will be to learn what contributes to West40’s positive momentum and how to continue it regardless of any future changes.

“I’m really looking forward to being a part of the board, representing the teacher aspect of the governing board and seeing what work I can do with West40 and for West40 and ultimately for children,” Brown said.

Brown says while Union Ridge does not currently utilize West40’s Alternative Learning Opportunities Program (ALOP), he is working closely with ALOP directors to see how it might fit in smaller schools like Union Ridge.

“He knew he wanted to be a part of this movement.  It is clear that his heart was cut from West40 cloth,” said West40 executive director Dr. Mark Klaisner.

The West40 governing board is composed of teachers, principals, and school board members from across West Cook County.  The board advises the executive director and is involved in setting the course for the organization.

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