The reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 2 in the Joliet West High School cafeteria, 401 N. Larkin Avenue in Joliet.
Appetizers will be served and musical entertainment will be provided by Joliet West High
School students courtesy of the Joliet West High School Foundation.
Pierson has served as a member of the Joliet Township High School Board of Education since 2001.
Since then, he has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to JTHS schools and the community through service, community outreach and effective communication.
In his first year as a board member, JTHS adopted its very first Strategic Plan.
The planning process, which still exists today, is completed in partnership with all stakeholders, including community representatives, parents, students, staff, board members, and administration.
This collaborative process allows the district to hear the voices of the community, which created an open line of ongoing communication.
Prior to the Strategic Plan, JTHS was operating in the red with poor financial management. School facilities were aging, and relations with the community were strained.
During Pierson’s tenure on the Board of Education, JTHS has become the school of choice in the community. Joliet Central and West High School have award-winning state-of-the-art facilities.
The district received prestigious awards such as the 2017 College Board AP District of the Year, and the Chicago Tribune Top Workplace Award.