Schools and principals

Learn more about the leaders we support and the impact they're having on students, schools, and communities

Principals, Elementary Schools

Folasade Adekunle
Harriet E Sayre Elementary Language Academy

Lauren Albani, Ed.D.
LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School

Eli Argamaso
Pope Francis Global Academy

Olimpia Bahena-Rodriguez, Ed.D.
Mancel Talcott Elementary School

Tai Basurto
John C Dore Elementary School

Lori Bobak, Ed.D.
Cap Cana Heritage School (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

Peggie Burnett-Wise, Ed.D.
Morton School of Excellence

Daniela Bylaitis, Ed.D.
Inter-American Elementary Magnet School

Margaret Byrne
Northwest Middle School

Maria Campos, Ed.D.
Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual & International Elementary School

Sherly Chavarria, Ed.D.
William P Nixon Elementary School

Romian Crockett
Chalmers School of Excellence

Turan Crockett
Howe School of Excellence

Mary Beth Cunat
Ed.D., Spectrum Progressive School (Rockford, IL)

Patricia Davlantes
Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy

Margo Giannoulis, Ed.D.
North Elementary School, District 62 (Des Plaines, IL)

Anne Gillespie
Sennett Middle School (Madison, WI)

Matthew Heller, Ed.D.
Nicolet Elementary School (Green Bay, WI)

Guillermo Heredia, Ed.D.
Charls W. Harris Elementary School (Phoenix, AZ)

Gail King, Ed.D.
William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty Elementary School

Seth Lavin, Ed.D.
Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy Elementary School

Juan Lira
McKinley Elementary School (Elgin, IL)

Laquita Louie
Curtis School of Excellence

Dan Lucas
Everett McKinley Dirksen Elementary School

Jimmy Lugo, Ed.D.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School

Katherine Magnuson
Ed.D., Skinner North

Estuardo Mazin
John Barry Elementary School

Aisha McCarthy
John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence

Maria McManus, Ed.D.
STEM Magnet Academy

Jacqueline Medina, Ed.D.
Talman Elementary School

Jacqueline Menoni, Ed.D.
Jose De Diego Elementary Community Academy

Cherie Horner, Ed.D.
Central Elementary School (Grand Rapids, MI)

Terrycita Perry
Arthur Dixon Elementary School

Regina Roberts, Ed.D.
William T Sherman Elementary School

Venus Shannon
Zion Central Middle School (Zion, IL)

Tara  Shelton
South Loop Elementary School

Joseph Shoffner, Ed.D.
George B McClellan Elementary School

Augusta Smith
Clara Barton Elementary School

Jesse Tang
Jacob Schmidt Elementary School (Denver, CO)

Karen  Valentine (Schmidt), Ed.D.
Edison Park Regional Gifted Center

Yesenia Vazquez
Madison Elementary School (Lombard, IL)

Amy Vondra, Ed.D.
Alexander Hamilton Elementary School

Wayne Williams
Neal Elementary (North Chicago, IL)

Christine  Zelenka, Ed.D.
John B Murphy Elementary School

Principals, High Schools

Nia Abdullah, Ed.D.
Proviso West High School (Hillside, IL)

Akima Anderson, Ed.D.
Gary Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy (Gary, IN)

Shanele Andrews, Ed.D.
Orr Academy High School

Patricia Brekke, Ed.D.
Back of the Yards IB HS

James Clarke, Ed.D.
Freedom Middle School (Berwyn, IL)

Carise Comstock, Ed.D.
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Bethlehem, PA)

Dwayne Evans, Ed.D.
Thornton Fractional North High School (Calumet City, IL)

Kevin Gallick, Ed.D.
George Washington High School

Josephine Gomez, Ed.D.
St. Augustine Preparatory Academy (Milwaukee, WI)

Tyrese Graham, Ed.D.
Uplift Community High School

Leonard Harris, Ed.D.
Nancy B Jefferson Alternative High School

Chala Holland, Ed.D.
Lake Forest High School (Lake Forest, IL)

Gregory Hanson
Old Orchard Junior High School (Skokie, IL)

Larry  Irvin, Ed.D.
Abraham Lincoln High School (Denver, CO)

Paul Karafiol, Ed.D.
Lake View High School

Daniel  Kramer, Ed.D.
Theodore Roosevelt High School

Jullanar Maalik-Naselli, Ed.D.
Daniel Hale Williams Prep School of Medicine

David Narain
Emil G Hirsch Metropolitan High School

Christopher Pawelczyk, Ed.D.
Zion-Benton Township High School (Zion, IL)

Anthony Rodriguez, Ed.D.
Carl Schurz High School

Michael Stosek
Wells Community Academy High School

Allison Tingwall, Ed.D.
Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School

Stephen Todd, Ed.D.
Perspectives Charter Schools

Principals, Combination (Elementary & High) Schools

Rebecca Bancroft
Ogden International School of Chicago

Ariel Correa-Ortiz, Ed.D.
Innovations Academy Therapeutic Day School (Streamwood, IL)

Assistant Principals, Elementary Schools

Kristin Blathras
Phoebe Apperson Hearst Elementary School

Meghan Kirt Brewer
Alexander Hamilton Elementary School

Mitchell Brookins
InspireNOLA Dwight D. Eisenhower Charter (New Orleans, LA)

Daniel Buys
Morgan Park High School

Kimberly Collier
Nicholson Technology Academy

William D. Daniels
Daniel Hale Williams Prep School of Medicine

Steve Fisher
Casals School of Excellence

Jennifer Foss
Joyce Kilmer Elementary School

Derrick Kimbrough
Skinner North Classical School

Nakeisha Knight
Orr Academy High School

Michael John Kosko
Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School

Kathryn (Kate) Nestler
Stone Elementary Scholastic Academy

Ryan Peet
Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy

Heather Pusatcioglu, Ed.D.
Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School

Adam Ramirez
John F Eberhart Elementary School

Andrew Rhodes
South Loop Elementary School

Paul Riskus, Ed.D.
Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School

Rebeca Shick
John B Murphy Elementary School

Jacob Stefan
Tarkington School of Excellence ES

Claudinette (Didi) Swartz
Galileo Math & Science Scholastic Academy ES

Rashad Talley
Washington Irving Elementary School

Betsy Santana, Ed.D.
Inter-American Elementary Magnet School

LaVerne E. C. Wright
Ludwig Van Beethoven Elementary School

Laura Zaniolo
Portage Park Elementary School

Assistant Principals, High Schools

Keith Adams, Ed.D.
Benito Juarez Community Academy High School

Nicholas Aquino, Ed.D.
Benito Juarez Community Academy High School

Eric Fay, Ed.D.
William Jones College Preparatory High School

Amber Henderson
Roberto Clemente Community Academy High School

Jasmine Juarez
Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School

Brian Kelly
John F Kennedy High School

Kyla Mathews
Neal F Simeon Career Academy High School

Cortez Alexander McCoy
Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy HS

Grace M. Moody
Alcott High School for the Humanities

Heidy Moran
Carl Schurz High School

Corey Morrison
Kenwood Academy High School

Sussan Oladipo, Ed.D.
Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School

Shannon Puckett
Friedrich W von Steuben Metropolitan Science HS

Krista Floros Rajanen
Norwood Park Elementary School

Brad L. Rossi
Roberto Clemente Community Academy High School

Barbara San-Roman
George Washington High School

Eric Steinmiller, Ed.D.
Theodore Roosevelt High School

Joshua VanderJagt, Ed.D.
Hyde Park Academy High School

School System Leaders

Michael Abello, Ed.D.
Chief of Early Childhood Education

Marlene Aponte
Director of Coaching, Academy for Urban School Leadership  Principal Evanston

Monique Auxila, Ed.D.
Network 4 Representative, CPS Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services

Patrick Baccellieri, Ed.D.
Regional Director, Archdiocese of Chicago

Beth Bazer, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Schools That Can (Multiple Locations)

Stacy Beardsley, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Evanston/Skokie District 65, (Evanston, IL)

Rodney Bly, Ed.D.
Midwest Regional Vice President, ACCEL Schools (Multiple Locations)

Angela Buckels
Lead Support Administrator, Far Southside Collaborative, CPS Parent Support Centers

Keisha Campbell, Ed.D.
Director of Student Achievement, Academy for Urban School Leadership

Stacie Chana, Ed.D.
Administrator, CPS Network 6

Bridget De la Pena, Ed.D.
Regional Director, Archdiocese of Chicago

Stephen Flisk, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Leadership, Teaching & Learning, Osseo Area Schools (Maple Grove, MN)

LaTarsha Green, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Black Student Success, Evanston/Skokie District 65 (Evanston, IL)

Michael Heidkamp
Director of Leadership Development and Support, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Nicole Howard, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Proviso Township High School District 209

Janice Jackson, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools

Andalib Khelghati, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Evanston/Skokie District 65 (Evanston, IL)

Makita Kheperu, Ed.D.
Director of Education, Betty Shabazz International Charter

Jennifer Kirmes, Ed.D.
Director of Operations, Amandla Charter High School

Amy Kotz, Ed.D.
Instructional Support Leader, CPS Network 9

Laura LeMone, Ed.D.
Network Chief, CPS Network 14

Sherisse Angela Lucas
Instructional Support Leader, CPS Network 11

Ernesto Matias, Ed.D.
Chief Education Officer, Illinois State Board of Education

Stephen McClain, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Empowered Community Schools

Martin McGreal
Cluster Director, Pathways in Education (Memphis, TN)

Jason Nault, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent, Waukegan Community Unit School District 60

Ethan Netterstrom, Ed.D.
Director of Advanced Learning, Madison Metropolitan School District (Madison, WI)

Rituparna Raichoudhuri, Ed.D.
Executive Director, CPS Office of College and Career Success

Trisha Shrode, Ed.D.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Elgin School District U-46 (Elgin, IL)

Victor Simon III, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Gower School District 62 (Willowbrook, IL)

Marcey Sorensen, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Madison Metropolitan School District (Madison, WI)

Sharon L. Sprague
Director of Early Childhood Programs, Evanston/Skokie District 65 (Evanston, IL)

Angel Turner, Ed.D.
Director of Student Achievement, Academy for Urban School Leadership

Higher Education Administrators and Other Education Professionals

Lionel Allen, Ed.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor and Leadership Coach, EdD Program in Urban Education Leadership

Kellie Corley, Ed.D.
Chief Operating Officer, Single Story, Inc.

Sabrena Davis
DSD Consultants, Senior Consultant

Julia Emig
Instructional Assistant Professor, Illinois State University

Michael Ari Frede, Ed.D.
Adjunct Professor, DePaul University

Frank Gettridge
Program Officer, W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Patricia Gonzalez, Ed.D.
Assistant Director, The Academy Group

LaTonya Hester
Mathematics Instructor, Malcolm X College

Angela Higginbotham
Manager, Early Childhood Specialized Services, Chicago Public Schools Office of Diverse Learners

Vince Iturralde
Research Assistant, UIC Center for Urban Education Leadership

Susan Kolian
Restorative Justice Coordinator, Evanston/Skokie District 65

Peggy Ann Korellis, Ed.D.
Interim Associate Provost of Academic Affairs, City Colleges of Chicago

Michael Lach, Ed.D.
Director of STEM Policy and Strategic Initiatives, UChicago STEM Education

Vicki Lee, Ed.D.
Chief Academic Officer, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago

Charles Malek, Ed.D.
Administrator, Chicago Public Schools Office of Specialized Services

Susan Mekarski, Ed.D.
District and School Effectiveness Specialist, Oregon Department of Education

Tina Menendez, Ed.D.
Vice President, Education, History Miami Museum

Melissa Mister
Chief Program Officer, After School Matters

Warren Morgan, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Teach for America - St. Louis

Nathan Pietrini, Ed.D.
Executive Director, High Jump

Lori Coomes
Coordinator of Student Services, West Chicago Elementary School District 33 (West Chicago, IL)

Amy Rome
Vice President, Leading Educators

Dixie Rouleau
Program Associate, UIC Learning Sciences Research Institute

Karen Shifflett
Manager of Program Evaluation, Changing Worlds

Julie Singler, Ed.D.
Distributed Leadership Specialist, Chicago Public Schools Office of Teaching and Learning

Mary Jo Tavormina
Project Director, Suburban Cook Math Initiative (SCMI), UIC Learning Sciences Research Institute