My name is Rebecca Bald, and I have been the communications coordinator at Oak Park Elementary School District 97 since July 2021. Prior to joining the D97 family, I spent six years as the director of communications for Marquardt School District 15. I started my career as a teacher in Chicago Public Schools before leaving to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Northwestern University. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching (English Language Arts) from National-Louis University.
In my role as the communications coordinator, I oversee the day-to-day maintenance of the district’s family of websites. I also assist with the management of D97 social media accounts, help to write or edit school and district-level communications and work to highlight the wonderful things that are happening in D97 schools. Outside of work, you can find me exploring neighborhoods, discovering music and going on adventures with my husband, Jeff, and our young boys, Ellis and Isaac.