Jill Fraggos has served the Reading In Motion Board of Directors for 16 years and is currently the Vice Chair of the Marketing & Sales Committee. Jill’s dedication to improving the lives of children is also reflected in her professional life as the Senior Director of Government Relations at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The Government Relations team advocates for public policies at the local, state and federal level that impact the health and well-being of all children.
Jill says, “The mission of Reading In Motion is very personal to me. I have a sister who struggled with reading in her youth. I witnessed first-hand how this had a material impact on her confidence both socially and academically. The support my sister received to help improve her reading skills was absolutely life changing for her. Reading at grade level can transform a child’s life and that is what Reading Motion seeks to do every day.”
When Jill and her family lived within the city of Chicago, they resided near a poor performing CPS school, and they reluctantly moved out of the city to Oak Park because they couldn’t get access to another CPS school. Jill says, “I vowed to help improve the CPS schools the day we left the city. Reading In Motion works tirelessly every single day to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children in Chicago Public Schools, and they do it with results!”
Jill looks forward to replicating Reading In Motion’s curriculum in schools with children who need us throughout the country.
Former Board Member
Dave Mitchell is a portfolio manager at William Blair & Co, focusing on small, smid and midcap value strategies primarily for pensions and endowments.
Dave says that he hopes for continued success in reaching students in need in Chicago and elsewhere.