In Their Own Words: Meet School Board Candidate Leslie Juby

Here's a short autobiography of Leslie Juby, one of six candidates vying for three seats on the Geneva School Board.

My name is Leslie Juby, and I am running for re-election to the Geneva School Board. I so appreciate the honor of having represented you for the past four years, and am asking for the opportunity to represent you for another four.

I have lived in Geneva for 15 years with my husband and two daughters. My girls attended Friendship Station, Coultrap Elementary, Geneva Middle School South, and now the high school. 

When not volunteering my time, I substitute teach in Batavia. I continue to be a school volunteer, a member of the beautification committee, a current member of the Geneva Board of Education, and have recently been appointed to the State of Illinois School Success Task Force.

For almost 10 years, I have regularly attended board meetings. I have seen three superintendents, participated in numerous task forces, and worked tirelessly for the schools. I have a passion for education.

Over the past four years, I have tried to balance the quality of education and success for all students with the financial constraints of today’s economy. I have asked questions, attended training, done research, and tried to make the best decisions with the information available at the time.

I have had to make difficult and sometimes unpopular votes that placed me in the minority. I stand behind my voting record. The future will usher in new, unknown challenges that I have the experience to face.

I ask for your vote on April 5 to allow me the opportunity to serve you for another term.


Editor's note: Geneva Patch invited candidates in local contested races—for Park Board, School Board and City Council seats—to tell us a little bit about themselves in 300 words or less. Candidates also are invited to submit a final essay prior to the election.


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