LSC President, Mr. J. Banks Bids Farewell

Fri, 06/05/2015

Greetings GBCPA Family,

This has truly been an incredible experience and these 4 years have flown by!  I write these words with mixed emotions.  I am ecstatic that our daughter, Gabrielle, along with her fellow graduates, has completed four successful years and is prepared to pursue the next phase of her educational career.  Her mother  and I are very proud of her!  It has also been an honor to serve as a member of the Local School Council and witness firsthand the cultural and educational transformation of the institution.  This has been nothing short of amazing!

On the other hand, a sense of sadness arises when I realize these relationships; students, parents, LSC members, are coming to an end.  However, I believe our partnership with GBCPA will continue and I won’t be a stranger here. We have hosted mayors, governors, kings and queens, even the President of the United States.  GBCPA is undoubtedly becoming the “Crown Jewel” of the Chicago Public Schools!

To the teachers, administration, staff, students and parents-you are indeed one-of-a kind (the best Chicago has to offer) and it has been a pleasure working with. A special thank you to the engineering, maintenance, custodial and security staff for keeping the buildings and campus in pristine condition. To the Class of 2015, congratulations, and the best of everything to you in the future.  May God continue to Bless you richly!


Joseph C. Banks