On Tuesday, March 7, District 89 Superintendent, Dr. David Negron and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, David Brusak, spoke to the Lincoln Lion Pillars Club about goal setting, resilience, and working hard.  After sharing his amazing backstory with the young men, Dr. Negron asked all of the students to share their plans for the future and explained to them the importance of getting a college education. “What you do today, tomorrow, and in the future will have an impact on your professional goals,” Negron stated.  Mr. Brusak encouraged the students to set goals and work hard to achieve them. “You guys are the leaders,” Brusak told them. The students had an opportunity to ask questions of both district leaders about how they reached their professional aspirations.

Pillars is a mentoring group facilitated by Cook County Sheriff Policeman, Kazio Marshall (son of 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Taquana Marshall) and Mr. Juiette Payne, instructional assistant.  This program is designed to give our young men contact with positive male role models within our Lincoln community.  Pillars is open to 4th and 5th grade boys.