Mrs. Ross was appointed to the Peoria Public Schools District 150 Board of Education in 2001 prior to being elected to the Board from District 1 in 2003. District 1 is the only District that has one Board member. Mrs. Ross served three terms as Board President, from 2015 to 2018. She is a two-time graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services and a Master’s Degree in Human Development Counseling. Mrs. Ross is the business owner of “The Bottom Line Design”, specializing in training, consulting, counseling and legal services. Mrs. Ross’s three children, as well as four of her grandchildren and three of her great-grandchildren, attended Peoria Public Schools.
Mrs. Ross was appointed as a member of Area Agency on Aging Council, elected as a member of Illinois Alliance of Information & Referral State Wide Board of Directors where she served as President for two terms, Served as a Board Member for National Alliance of Information and Referral Systems base in Washington DC, current President of Goose Lake Neighborhood Association, selected as one of the “25 Women In Leadership” in Peoria and received “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award for Education Leadership”.
Her passion is and has always been to help provide an educational environment that would meet the children and parents where they are and help to move them to where they need to be to become successful and self-sufficient in life.