CSEP staff members serve on several statewide committees that influence the work of P-20 education. Examples of this work include:
Illinois Governor P-20 Council:
Erika Hunt and Debra Kasperski both serve as members on the Governor’s P-20 Council.
P-20 Committee for Teacher and Leadership Effectiveness:
Lisa Hood and Debra Kasperski serve as committee members.
Illinois Education Research Council (IERC):
Erika Hunt serves on the Advisory Committee for IERC, which serves as the research arm to state P-20 education work in Illinois. In 2011, Dr. Hunt co-authored a report on principal leadership with staff of the IERC. View report here.
Data, Research, and Evaluation Committee, Illinois Early Learning Council:
Lisa Hood serves on the Data, Research, and Evaluation Committee on the Illinois Early Learning Council. The purpose of this committee’s work is to work toward the development and implementation of a unified early childhood data system aligned with the state’s P-20 data longitudinal system.
Education Solutions Team, United Way of McLean County:
Erika Hunt serves as the Vice Chair of the Education Solutions Team for the local United Way. The Education Solutions Team is the voluntary arm of United Way that makes funding allocations related to its local education initiatives and coordinates education programming with community partners.
Rigor in Reading Comprehension Policy Advisory Group:
Lisa Hood is a member of this advisory group that has been convened by the Erikson Institute to refine their understanding of policy and practice around early reading instruction and professional development of teachers. This advisory group will seek to provide recommendations for scaling up early literacy professional development in districts outside of Chicago Public Schools.
Steering Committee for the Redefining the High School to College Transition in Illinois Initiative:
Erika Hunt serves on the Steering Committee for this Joyce Foundation funded initiative to create community systems for better aligning the high school to college transition in Illinois.
Planning and Changing Journal, Editorial Board:
Erika Hunt and Norm Durflinger serve on the Planning and Changing Journal editorial board. This journal is a publication of the College of Education, Education Administrations and Foundations and is a peer-reviewed well-respected educational leadership and policy studies.
National Governor’s Association Early Learning Policy Academy for Illinois:
Lisa Hood and Erika Hunt have served on the state team convened by the Office of Early Childhood in the Illinois Governor’s Office to participate in the Early Learning Policy Academy sponsored by the National Governor’s Association. The purpose of this academy is to promote Birth through Grade 3 policies and programs in early childhood programs and P-12 school districts in Illinois.