MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. – State Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, recently participated in the Illinois Principals Association “Principal for a Day” program at Holmes Jr. High School in Mount Prospect, teaching students about the Illinois General Assembly and his role as a state representative.
“I had a fantastic time meeting with the students, teachers and staff at Holmes,” Walker said. “It’s always a pleasure to talk with our students about government and the importance of being engaged. They were bright and inquisitive and asked some great questions.”
Organized through the Illinois Principals Association’s “Principal for a Day” program, Walker spent the visit teaching 6th, 7th and 8th graders about the Illinois General Assembly and what being a legislator is like. Walker also met with teachers and school leaders to discuss the ongoing state of education in Illinois. Reflecting his commitment to our teachers, Walker supported legislation increasing the teacher minimum wage and has supported increased funding for our schools to hire better teachers, better care for our students and lower residential property taxes.
“We have some of the best schools in Illinois right here in our community,” Walker said. “That’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teachers, staff and, of course, parents. I’d also like to thank the Illinois Principals Association for developing this educational program. I always enjoy meeting with local students. We must do all we can to help grow them into our future leaders.”