Jeanette moved to the Chicago area after receiving her first Master's Degree. She completed her second Master's Degree while working full time. She works as a Product Manager for an international company based in the area. Jeanette Ward served on the largest elected school board in IL from 2015-2019. Several of the issues she faced made national news, including students demanding access to opposite sex restrooms, slanted curriculum, and a fellow board member who said the American Flag was nothing more than toilet paper. She is married with two teenage daughters in public school. She is running for IL State Senate, District 25.