Kristine Argue-Mason serves as the By All Means Partnership for Resilience Community Lead. Kristine holds the distinction as the first full-time executive director for Partnership for Resilience, an Illinois non-profit corporation working to improve academic, health, and social outcomes for children by fostering trauma-responsive schools and effective family, school, health and community partnerships. She began her tenure there July 1, 2021. The organization was founded in 2016 and currently supports school/community partnerships in 27 school districts in south-suburban Cook County near Chicago, rural southern Illinois, and most recently, Springfield, Illinois.
Before coming to Partnership for Resilience, Kristine served as an Instructional Resource and Professional Development Director with the Illinois Education Association – NEA (IEA-NEA). Since 2016, her primary role was developing and delivering professional development to meet the IEA-NEA’s objectives of building awareness of the research from the Kaiser Permanente ACEs study, the public health crisis of toxic-stress, the importance of mitigating and preventing its impact on our youth. Kristine has worked diligently to help implement trauma-responsive practices in schools throughout Illinois. Additionally, Kristine also has over 15 years of classroom teaching experience in both the comprehensive high school and alternative high school setting.
Kristine holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hampton University and a Master of Arts in Public Policy Administration from National Louis University.