Omar Salem 

 District 65 School Board Member

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About Me

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I grew up in Morton Grove, attended K-12 schooling in Skokie, and although I didn't move to Evanston until 2012, my Evanston roots run deep . My mom was a nurse at St. Francis Hospital for 30 years and I married into a family of life-long Evanstonians.  

Stephanie and I live in the 5th ward with our children, Sydney (5) and Cairo (2).  I have 15 years of experience as an educator, mostly at Niles North High School in Skokie.


I am an ELL and Business Education Teacher at Niles North High School currently on leave while I work as a Union Professional Issues Director with the Illinois Federation of Teachers.  In this role I work with educators throughout Illinois as both a professional development facilitator and an educational policy coordinator.

My experience at Niles North also includes several years as a(n):

Outside of the classroom, I obtained my Illinois Real Estate License in 2019 primarily to serve my family and close friends.


I earned my Bachelor's in Marketing/Business Teacher Education at Illinois State University.  I went to National Louis University for my Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language and Special Education.  Most recently, I have completed all of the coursework for my MBA with a Specialization in School Business Finance at Concordia University Chicago - once I complete my internship and take the exam, I'll be a licensed CSBO. Finally, I am an ISBE Qualified Evaluator of Teachers.