District 202

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Main issues

Slaney's Priorities

Slaney is fundamentally motivated by a community first approach. He has always served the communities of which he is a member in various capacities. Serving his community remains among the highest civic duties to which he is called. Drawing inspiration from the Jesuit philosophy of education, Slaney believes that being a socially-just educator is a special calling and that he is called to provide a service that is universal, inclusive, and diverse with a preferential option for the most at risk and marginalized.

Student outcomes, particularly postsecondary outcomes for black and minority students

Fiscal Accountability & Stewardship, ETHS must maintain a value- based budget to ensure that all students are able to maximize on available programs

Equitable distribution of resources, programs are equitably funded and that all students are provided with access to programs which enables them to excel academically, socially, and emotionally.

meet Slaney

A Message From Slaney

Slaney Palmer possesses the experience, values, and integrity students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the City of Evanston need in their candidate for Evanston Township High School District 202 Board of Education. Being the product of two very distinct systems of education, Slaney has dedicated his entire career fighting for educational equity, fighting against educational injustice, and advocating for those who are at risk of being left behind.

As a recognized international educator, Slaney brings with him a wealth of experience and unique understanding of systems of education and governance. Consequently, this enables him to facilitate meaningful conversations around teaching and learning as well as supporting and implementing equitable programs aimed at improving the educational outcomes for ALL students.

Prior to teaching in Illinois, Slaney has been recognized by his peers as an inclusive leader through his successful leadership training as well as an educator who consistently design and implements culturally-responsive instructions

He continues his work as a public-school educator and serving on the board of nonprofit organizations working with at-risk, marginalized, and first-generation college black and minorities students.


Slaney’s Story

Thumbnail Sketch: Ph.D. Curriculum & Instructions specializing in Social Studies Education Indiana University Bloomington (Deferred)

Master of Education Secondary Education specializing in teaching and learning ESL/ELL, IB MYP – International Baccalaureate, History/Social Studies 6-12.

BA History minors International Studies, Latin American Studies, Theology, (Loyola University Chicago)

Diploma in Teaching specializing in Secondary Education, Shortwood Teachers’ College, Kingston Jamaica.

Public Service:

  • District 113 Highland Park High School teaching US History, Patterns of World History, Civics.
  • Harry S Truman Community College (CCC) Reading Center Clinician,
  • Springman Middle School Educational Associate,
  • St. George’s College, Kingston Jamaica, Social Science Teacher.
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