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Stories from Past School Board Campaigns

February 2019

Trish Files to run for At Large School Board USD 259

I've been attending School Board Meetings, I have continued to volunteer with my school Board and I still want to have a parent voice on our School Board. So I took the plunge and filed. If "normal" people don't serve, then normal people aren't served. I hope you will join me and help elect a parent onto our USD259 School Board.

Sept. 29, 2017

United Teachers of Wichita (UTW) is pleased to publicly endorse Trish Hileman for Wichita Public Schools Board of Education

Following a detailed interview process, Trish Hileman has demonstrated alignment with our belief that public schools are:

an environment that meets the academic, social, and emotional needs of every student
a gateway to opportunity,
a cornerstone of democracy,
and a partnership between education professionals, parents, families and communities.
Trish Hileman has shown commitment in valuing all stakeholders: students, staff, families, and community. Both UTW and Trish Hileman support the idea that we can improve the quality of public education when we unite and advocate collectively for students and teachers. We believe Trish Hileman is the best choice for District 2 because she is:

connected to the community
passionate about public schools
pro teacher and pro student
Please show your support for Trish Hileman by voting, and encouraging others to vote, on

November 7

June 28, 2017

Chung Report posts new "neighborhoods" video with Trish as guest.

The Chung Report is helping to educate Wichitans to some ways we can work together as a community to help make Wichita a great place to work, play and live. Schools are a big piece of that and so are neighborhoods. In this video I am wearing my other hat as College Hill Neighborhood President to hopefully inspire people to get involved and made a difference for the good in Wichita.

May 15, 2017

Trish Hileman announces USD 259 District 2 School Board bid.

Trish Hileman announces candidacy for USD 259 District 2.

“We Can Do It! Pursuing a great education for all Wichita’s Children.”

 Trish Hileman has worked in the past 3 years with District 2 School Board Member Joy Eakins in helping her connect to the parents and leaders in District 2. While Trish would love to support Joy for another term, she is proud to be asked and supported by Joy to run for the District 2 School Board position.

Trish has 5 children ages 8-15 years old, who attend schools in the District at Northeast Magnet High School, and Christa McAuliffe Academy (CMA). She has leadership experience in the PTOs/Site Council’s of Hyde elementary, College Hill Elementary, Robinson Middle School and CMA where she has served as PTO President/VP for 4 years. Further, Trish has worked in Community Leadership serving as President and Vice President of the College Hill Neighborhood Association, and in leadership positions at her church First Mennonite Brethren Church.

“I would like to bring a different perspective to the Board table as a parent with special needs children. I have worked closely with the District to enact a great education for them, and I want to help all parents better engage and advocate for their student’s learning.” Says Hileman. Two of Trish’s children have Autism and this has necessitated her learning how to work within the “system” to craft a plan of education that supports her children’s needs, at the same time supports the personnel working with her children. “I have learned some skills and processes that other parents can use in advocating for their children- I’d like to use my position as School Board Member to represent that perspective and work to connect all families to the educational process.”

To learn more about Trish Hileman’s candidacy and her goals and objectives for the School Board of USD 259, please visit her on Facebook at Trish Hileman, her Web site or email her at