Dorene Rodriguez Hoops, IPS District 5

Dorene Rodriguez Hoops is a first generation Mexican-American who was raised by a single mother. She has a master's degree in public policy with a concentration in education. She has two children currently attending IPS schools. 

She's had a successful career in Human Resources working with diverse organizations. 

Hoops is running for the first time after being chosen to serve out the remainder of the term of former board member LaNier Echols. Hoops personal story resonated with Stand parents, who liked the fact she is a deeply engaged IPS parent, acting as the chief advocate for her son with special needs. They also felt her ability to overcome struggles as a first generation Mexican-American makes her uniquely qualified to understand the challenges that are experienced by vulnerable populations in IPS.

Hoops' top three priorities to improve IPS are: 

  • High-quality school options in every neighborhood:
  • Excellent school leaders and teachers:
  • Effective family and community engagement

Stand for Children Indiana is proud to endorse Dorene Rodriguez Hoops for IPS District 5 in the November election.

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