Dr. Sophia Jones-Redmond
Dear Thornton Fractional District 215 Families and Community,
We are about halfway through the school year and the accomplishments of our students and staff are inspiring. During the October Board of Education meeting I was honored, as your superintendent, to recognize four students who achieved College Board Nation Recognition for their excellence on the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams. We honored two students who not only made it to the 2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament, they placed fourth in the nation for Poetry Reading (John McBeth), and eleventh in the nation in storytelling (Christiana Oluwole). TF215 has such a rich history of achievement but in a first for our district, I also recognized Leshawn Sanders who was appointed to the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) Student Advisory Council. The council of students represents districts from the entire state and will help guide the development of policies and initiatives with a student perspective. Leshawn is an excellent addition to this council.