­DelValle SandovalSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Marin A. Sandoval (D-Chicago) welcomed Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s appointment of Miguel del Valle as the president of Chicago Board of Education as a new vision for Chicago’s children and a step forward towards achieving parity in education for all Illinoisans.

“Del Valle has dedicated his career to educating our children and we owe him for many of the success stories across our state,” said Sandoval, who served in the Senate with del Valle. “He has been a tireless leader in the Latino community and will serve as a much-needed voice in a nearly half Latino school district.”

Del Valle is a former state senator who graduated from Chicago Public Schools in 1969 and has since dedicated much of his career to advocating for high-quality education for Latino and African American students.

Del Valle was the first Latino elected to the State Senate, where he headed the Education Committee. He has served as vice chairman of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and is a past chairman of the Illinois P-20 Council, a state education reform group created in 2009. He’s also a former board member of the education advocacy group Advance Illinois and the Illinois Federation for Community Schools.

Lightfoot announced del Valle’s appointment on June 3 and will take effect June 26.

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