Brenda Holmes, a career educator, taught history and government for thirteen years following graduation from college. She then received a legislative internship and worked on the staff for the Illinois Senate Republicans. Later, she worked for the State Board of Education and served as First Deputy for Education for Governor Rod Blagojevich. She was involved with the 1985 Educational Reform Act which called for school district reorganization in Illinois.
Obstacles for Reorganization
1985 Educational Reform Act