Who & What
Barrington’s White House is back with their Fall 2021 Cultural Season of events and is excited to have the Barrington community back at Barrington’s White House!
Barrington School District 220’s first-ever Director of Equity, Race and Cultural Diversity Initiatives will give our community an overview of the district’s Vision for Equity and discuss how it is supporting leaders with professional development focused on the importance of culturally relevant teaching philosophies.
Where & When
This event is entirely in-person on the 3rd Floor Ballroom of Barrington’s White House. No virtual tickets are available.
Click here to register for the event. Tickets are limited and are free to the community.
More to Know
Rouse was born in Chicago and at five years old, he moved with his mother and three siblings to Elgin, where an early teacher told him that people who looked like him (meaning Black children) were either dead or in jail by the time they’re 25. He did not let those words define him, instead persevering thanks to a sixth-grade teacher who helped turn things around in his early educational environment.
After high school graduation, Rouse became the first person in his family to attend college, which he paid for by enlisting in the Illinois Army National Guard. He went on to start his career as an English teacher at West Leyden High School, then became a dean of students in District U-46, an assistant principal at Highland Park High School, and the first Black principal at Oak Park & River Forest High School before coming to Barrington.
About Barrington’s White House
Completely restored in 2015 to mark the Village of Barrington’s Sesquicentennial celebration, Barrington’s White House at 145 W. Main Street is now a community and cultural center featuring regular performances and events. The elegant and historically significant property is also available to rent for weddings, galas, and corporate meetings. For more about the Barrington White House’s history and to view their calendar of upcoming events, visit BarringtonsWhiteHouse.com.