Board of Directors / Our Values

Linda Laird

Linda Laird

President/Coordinator

Retired, Asst. City Planner, Historic Preservation Consultant

Marla Daugherty

Marla Daugherty

Secretary/Treasurer

Retired, Residential Realtor, San Francisco Bay Area

Lenore Bell

Lenore Bell

Retired, US Air Force, Quality Assurance & Systems Analyst Raytheon

Maggie Sievers

Maggie Sievers

Retired, Asst. Prof. College of Ed. & Human Services, Univ of Nebraska

Perce Wilson

Perce Wilson

Retired, Bookkeeper/Secretary, Computer Assistance Company

Karen Lueck

Karen Lueck

Realtor Association Northwest Chicagoland, Karen Lueck Accounting Services

Equity and Inclusion

Intentional, insightful and profound service cannot be done without acknowledging, addressing, and countering the absence of inclusion and equity in our community. We will challenge our own beliefs and behaviors around cultural humility and biases in order to provide culturally responsive services to communities, individuals, and partners. We recognize that we are living on land originally owned by the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Collaboration

People are most successful in achieving their goals when all systems are working together. We strive to create environments in which people can both exchange ideas and create solutions. We believe in working as a partner with participants, colleagues, and the larger community to bring books to classrooms. This spirit extends to our governance processes by which the Board of Directors and volunteers work in partnership with each other and with community stakeholders to advance our mission. It also infuses the commitment to teamwork in our work environment.

Resourcefulness

We strive to maximize resources and use informal community supports to advance success. Our work focuses on partnering with community organizations to find and leverage resources to bring books to classrooms.

Diversity Policy

Books for Classrooms does not discriminate in their employment practices, volunteer opportunities, or delivery of programs and services on the basis of race, religion, gender or gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), gender expression, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, familial status, socioeconomic status (economic circumstances), color, creed, sex (including pregnancy), phases of parenthood, national origin, marital status, veteran status (past, current, or prospective service in the armed forces), genetic information, physical characteristics or appearance, mental or physical disability, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.