Press release from the Office of State Representative Mary Edly-Allen
For immediate release
Oct. 16, 2019
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, recently served as principal for the day at Rockland Elementary School in Libertyville.
“As a former teacher, I love being able to come into a school and interact with students, and I know how important it is for them to speak face-to-face with their representatives in government,” said Edly-Allen. “Now as a legislator, I feel a responsibility to help teach children about the legislative process. I want children to know they are the future and can achieve anything they put their mind to.”
As principal for the day, Edly-Allen met with school faculty and staff to discuss ways in which the state can support local schools, and visited with students. Rep. Edly-Allen explained how a bill becomes a law and answered student questions about state government and working in the state Capitol.
State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen explains the legislative process to a class of students at Rockland Elementary School as part of her “Principal for a Day” visit at the Libertyville school.