Kristin Fitzgerald – Candidate for Naperville School Board 203

About Kristin Fitzgerald

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Elected to the District 203 Board of Education in 2013, Kristin Fitzgerald is a policy consultant and community volunteer.

Kristin is a tireless advocate for the success of every student, championing the high achievement of our students and working to establish parent led groups to support families whose children exhibit achievement gaps, to ensure that these students and families receive community support at school and academic support at home.

In addition to her work on the Board, she volunteers at Mill Street and Jefferson Junior High Schools where her three daughters attend school, as a part of the Home and School Association, School Family Community Partnership (SFCP) and as a classroom volunteer. She is a strong advocate for our students and teachers and has received District 203’s “Those Who Excel” nomination for outstanding contributions to education (2012, 2015).

Fitzgerald served for six years in Washington D.C. as education, budget and health policy advisor for U.S. Representative Harris W. Fawell, providing counsel on legislation such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Act and other education issues. After working for Fawell she went on to become the legislative director for Rep. Judy Biggert.

Subsequently, Fitzgerald worked as a health and pension policy advisor for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce. She then founded Fitzgerald Consulting, a Naperville based health policy consulting firm.

Since her husband’s death from cancer in 2009, Fitzgerald has become a strong advocate to ensure more funding for research on this deadly disease. In her advocacy work, she has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce and Appropriations Committees. Fitzgerald also serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer.

Fitzgerald is actively involved in the Naperville community, serving as a Naperville Park District soccer coach (2009-2014), on the Naper Settlement Museum Board (2013-2016) and as a St. Raphael Religious Education teacher.