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The members of the Illinois School Leader Task Force are:

Chair: Steve Tozer, professor of policy studies in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Jo Anderson, executive director, Illinois Education Association

Brent Clark, executive director, Illinois Association of School Administrators

Deborah Curtis, dean of the College of Education at Illinois State University

Ill. State Sen. Deanna Demuzio (D-Carlinville)

April Ervin, executive director, New Leaders for New Schools

Judy Erwin, executive director, Illinois Board of Higher Education

Ed Geppert, president, Illinois Federation of Teachers

Judith Hackett, superintendent, Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization

Brad Hutchinson, superintendent, Olympia Community Unit School District 16

Diane Jackman, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Illinois University

Michael Johnson, executive director, Illinois Association of School Boards

Marc Kiehna, regional superintendent, Regional Office of Education for Monroe and Randolph counties

Janet Knupp, president, Chicago Public Education Fund

Chris Koch, Illinois state superintendent of education, Illinois State Board of Education

Jason Leahy, executive director, Illinois Principals Association

Jeff Mays, chairman, Illinois Business Roundtable

Debbie Meisner-Bertauski, associate director of academic affairs, Illinois Board of Higher Education

Peg Mueller, senior program officer, Chicago Community Trust

John Murphy, president, Illinois Council of Professors and Education Administration

Patrick Murphy, Illinois State Board of Education

Faye Terrell Perkins, CLASS and Chicago Principals and Administrators Assn.

David Prasse, dean, School of Education, Loyola University

Diane Rutledge, executive director, Large Unit District Assn.

Michael Smith, Illinois House

Joyce Weiner, policy associate, Early Learning Council, Ounce of Prevention Fund

Gail Ward, chief officer, principal preparation and development, CPS