CEA Leadership Candidates

12/01/2020 3:19 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

The Chicagoland Evaluation Association (CEA) is pleased to announce the following candidates who are running for CEA leadership positions.

CEA Vice President Candidate Statements (1)

Sheila Rodriguez

I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for the position of Vice President-Elect of the Chicago Evaluation Association. For the past 2 years I have been an active member of the CEA.  My passion lies in education, evaluation and research. My thinking about evaluation has been expanded by the knowledge shared and by my interactions with established and emerging evaluators who are as passionate, if not even more, about the importance of evaluation work. I am currently a research associate at Education Development Center (EDC) in Chicago, IL. I have extensive experience in evaluation and education research.  I started my career, over 12 years ago, as a researcher and was given the opportunity to do some evaluation work, specifically in the afterschool realm and I fell in love with evaluation and have not looked back ever since. I continue to grow in my understanding and experience in evaluation work and the importance of evaluation in education. 

If elected, in my role as Vice President I will promote the advancement of CEA’s mission through inclusive practices. I vow to listen intently and act purposefully in the best interest of the CEA membership to support and expand the range of diversity within CEA. I will engage in more dialogue that encourages collaboration and unify us in achieving a shared vision. Be a collaborative thought partner to the CEA President in creating a stronger and more viable leadership structure and provide any administrative supports, as necessary, that will move the work and vision of the CEA forward. Additionally, I will assist the President in expanding membership, events and activities throughout the full-term of this position. If I am fortunate enough to be elected, I pledge that I will honor my commitment to serve CEA with integrity, honesty and care for all in supporting the continued growth and development of CEA as a stronghold in evaluation.

CEA Secretary Candidate Statements (1)

Linda Galib 

Hello Chicagoland Evaluation Association members! My name is Linda Galib (pronouns she/her), and I’m running for the position of CEA Secretary. I currently serve as Research and Evaluation Director at Urban Initiatives, a nonprofit organization that implements youth development programs in Chicago Public Schools. I’m also a full-time doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Research Methodology at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Education. I strive to keep equitable evaluation practices at the center of my work, and am interested in developing strategies for making participation in evaluation as fun, equitable, and inclusive as possible for youth. Prior to Urban Initiatives, I was a Senior Analyst for the Government Accountability Office, where I evaluated federal health care programs and policies. I have master’s degrees in public health and public policy from the University of Michigan. In my spare time, I love experimenting with new sourdough recipes, running, yoga, anything involving the outdoors, and playing board games.

I truly appreciate CEA as an organization for serving as a valuable resource to build our networks and skills. I would love to become more active in CEA and would be honored to serve you all as CEA Secretary. In addition to my general love of evaluation and appreciation for this organization, I would bring strong communication, collaboration, and organizational skills, as well as dedication and commitment to the role. Thank you for your consideration!

Each candidate has been invited to introduce themselves and share their candidate statement at the CEA annual members’ meeting on December 9. Please RSVP here and join us for the meeting!

Voting will take place online from December 14 through 18. You will receive an email with a link to cast your ballot. Results will be announced by December 31, and the new officers will serve a 2-year term from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022.

Please feel free to contact any member of the Nominating Committee if you have questions or would like additional information: Ada Gomero (acgomero@gmail.com), Camille Lemieux (clemieux@edc.org) or Rebecca Teasdale (rteasd2@uic.edu).

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