Parent Diversity Advisory Council

PDAC: Parent Diversity Advisory Council

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Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Equity Award winners!

These awards are given to administrators, staff members, and parent volunteers who have gone beyond the call of duty to ensure that all students have equal access to educational excellence.

Saily Joshi Award for Equity - in homage to the indelible impact of Saily’s service and advocacy, given to a parent who has diligently worked to ensure that all students have equitable access to educational excellence in IPSD 204.
Dr. Jennifer Shah

Kathy Pease Award - named in honor of past Assistant Superintendent Kathy Pease, who always went beyond expectations to support staff and administration, as well as parents, in their roles advocating for equity in 204.
Timothy Lowe
Monica Skeels

Liaisons of Distinction
Nadia Shakhil
Tushima Jhaveri Bhatia
Yatiksha Rao

Equity Champions
Shelley West
Saba Haider
Margarita Sliusar
Ryan Loats
Christina Jakubas

Our Mission

Our Mission: To advance District 204’s commitment to equity and educational excellence.

About PDAC

The Parent Diversity Advisory Council facilitates monthly discussions to promote collaboration amongst parents and district staff to address equity and diversity. We share best practices in order to improve experiences and opportunities for all students. The meetings are open to District 204 parents, staff, and community. PDAC was founded in 2002, as a result of a parent forum held by the school district with parents and staff members in relation to diversity issues.


As of the 2021-2022 school year, PDAC became a Standing Committee of Indian Prairie Parents Council (IPPC), which is the umbrella organization for all the PTA and PTSA units in IPSD204 and shares the same goals as the Illinois PTA and National PTA.

IPPC and PDAC share the same commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more about PTA's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here.

Equity Belief Statement

Educational Equity Defined

PDAC Promise

PDAC Events


PDAC Liaison Resources

Archived Meeting Notes