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Leaders and positions

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Principals, Elementary  

Folasade Adekunle, Ed.D.  | Harriet E Sayre Elementary Language Academy

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

Akima Anderson, Ed.D. | UChicago Charter Middle School

Eli Argamaso | Pope Francis Global Academy

Marlene Aponte | Dawes Elementary School (Evanston, IL)

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

Kristin Blathras, Ed.D.  | Hamilton Elementary School

Margaret Byrne | Northwest Middle School

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

Jimmy Clarke Ed.D. | Central Middle School, District 146 (Tinley Park, IL)

Carrie Ann Cole, Ed.D.  | McClellan Elementary School, Interim

Ariel Correa-Ortiz, Ed.D. | Acero Marquez Elementary School

Romian Crockett, Ed.D.  | Chalmers School of Excellence

Turan Crockett | Smith Elementary School, Interim

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

William D. Daniels, Ed.D. | Mollison Elementary School

Patricia Davlantes | Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy

Charlie DeLeonardis | Havlicek Elementary School (Berwyn), Interim

Eric Fay, Ed.D. | Lincoln Elementary School

Steve Fisher, Ed.D.  | Johnson School of Excellence

Anne Gillespie | Shorewood Hills Elementary School (Madison, WI)

Gayle Harris-Neely | Ray Elementary School

Janelle Hatch-Miller | Learn 8 Middle School

Ashley Hegwood | Ashburn Community Elementary School

Matthew Heller, Ed.D. | Franklin Elementary School Manitowoc Public School District, (WI)

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

Robyn Huemmer, Ed.D. | Jane Stenson Elementary School (Skokie, IL)

Jasmine Juárez, Ed.D. | Pilsen Community Academy

Derrick Kimbrough, Ed.D.  | Jahn School of Fine Arts

Lindsi Lara Pérez | Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School

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

Juan Lira | McKinley Elementary School (Elgin, IL)

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

Funmilola MaCaulay | Holy Family School

Katherine Magnuson, Ed.D. | Skinner North

Michael Marzano, Ed.D.  | Marquette School of Excellence

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

Kathryn (Kate) Nestler, Ed.D. | Stone Elementary Scholastic Academy

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

Verona Portis, Ed.D.  | Sullivan Specialty Elementary School (Interim)

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

Paul Riskus, Ed.D. | Walt Disney Magnet 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

Rebeca Shick, Ed.D.  | John B Murphy Elementary School

Michael Stosek, Ed.D. | Ruby Thomas ES, Las Vegas, NV

Julie Otter Singler, Ed.D. | McCormick Elementary

Jesse Tang | Jacob Schmidt Elementary School (Denver, CO)

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

Yesenia Vazquez | Madison Elementary School (Lombard, IL)

Sherri Walker | Harold Washington Elementary School

LaVerne E. C. Wright | Bond Elementary School

Principals, High Schools   

Keith Adams, Ed.D. | Kelvyn Park High School

Shanele Andrews, Ed.D. | Orr Academy High School

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

Amanda Brode-Rico, Ed.D. | Lake Park High School (Roselle, IL)

Tyrese Graham, Ed.D. | Uplift Community High School

Michelle Harrell | Al Raby High School

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

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

Paul Karafiol, Ed.D. | Lake View High School

Brian Kelly, Ed.D.  | Martin Luther King, Jr. College Prep High School

Rebecca Kijek | Peace and Education Coalition Alternative School (Interim)

Daniel Kramer, Ed.D. | Theodore Roosevelt High School

Kyla Mathews, Ed.D. | EPIC Academy

Grace Moody, Ed.D.  | Alcott College Prep High School

Heidy Moran, Ed.D. | Carl Schurz High School (Interim)

David Narain | Emil G Hirsch Metropolitan High School

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

Homero Peñuelas | Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan

Brad L. Rossi, Ed.D.| Wells Community High School

Barbara San-Roman, Ed.D | George Washington High School

Eric Steinmiller, Ed.D. | Lincoln Park High School

Patricia Stuber | North Side College Prep High School

George Szkapiak | John F. Kennedy High School

Rashad Talley | Wendell Phillips Academy High School (Interim)

Associate Principals, High Schools 

Quiana McNeal | Elk Grove Village High School, District 214

 Assistant Principals, Elementary Schools  

Andromeda Bellamy | Bronzeville Classical

Danielle Berry | Mollison Elementary School

Elva Bhaena | Talcott Elementary School

Rachael Carnacchio | Bell Elementary School

Jessica Chen, Ed.D.  | Deneen Elementary School

Lori Coomes-Barry | DeForest Area Middle School (DeForest, WI)

Patrycja Mach | Hitch Elementary School

LaToya McBride | Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School

Maura Kelly | Ogden International (East Campus)

Michael John Kosko, Ed.D.  | Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School

Stephanie Lerner-Cohen | Lincoln Park Early Learning Center

Jessica Lopez | Stony Creek Elementary School (Alsip, IL) District 26

Sherisse Angela Lucas, Ed.D.  | Mahalia Jackson Elementary School

Elaine McFarlane | Northwest Early Learning Center

Shannon Puckett, Ed.D. | Canty Elementary School

Sarah Roche | Oscar Mayer Magnet School

Krista Flores Rajanen, Ed.D.  | Norwood Park Elementary

Adam Ramirez | John F Eberhart Elementary School

Andrew Rhodes, Ed.D.  | South Loop Elementary School

Melisa Rutkelis | Hawthorne Scholastic Academy

Winnie Stevenson | Reilly Elementary School

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

Jennifer Vitkus | Blaine Elementary School

Assistant Principals, High Schools

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

Harrison Baker | George Westinghouse College Prep

Daniel Buys, Ed.D. | Global Studies Division Chair, Lyons Township High School, District 204

Stacie Chana, Ed.D.  | Dunbar Vocational High School

Alexis Covarrubias | Taft High school

Samuel Davis | George Washington High School

Madisson Dickson | George Westinghouse College Prep

Casey Fuess | Virtual Academy High School

Verneisha Gair | Thornton Fractional High School, District 215

Ryan Glowacz | Taft High School

Nakeisha Knight, Ed.D. | Thornwood High School, District 205

Jesus Tony Laurel, Ed.D. | Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School

Nicole Luke | North-Grand High School

Charles Malek, Ed.D | Phoenix Military Academy

Alba Morales | Nicholas Senn High School

John Murphy | Uplift Community High School

Rashida Restaino | Orr Community Academy

Jason Roberts | Lake View High School

Coryn Schmit | Chicago Tech Academy

Katie Shanovich | Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School

Adam Stucky |  Lincoln Park High School

Gary Tesinsky |  Schurz High School

Israel Urbina | Von Steuben High School

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

Elizabeth Walker |  Lincoln Park High School

Ali Zimmerman, Ed.D.  | George Washington High School

Instructional Support  

Vanessa Frye | Instructional Coach, Community Unit School District 201, Manning & Miller Elementary School

Sarah Garr | Instructional Support Coach, Ogden International

Amber Henderson, Ed.D. | Instructional Coach, Orr Community Academy

Meghan Kirt Brewer, Ed.D. | Teacher Leader, Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy

Amy Kotz, Ed.D. | Interventionist Coach, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Fine Arts, (Evanston, IL)

Jimini Ofori-Amoah | Teacher Leader Support, Payton College Prep

Ryan Peet | Teacher Leader, Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy

Resident Principals: Composed of Aspiring and Sitting School Leaders  

Diamond Bogard; Category 2 Resident Principal, Westinghouse College Prep

Marquis Butler; CLC Resident Principal, Sayre Language Academy

Violeta Cerna-Prado; Category 2 Resident Dean of Instruction, Chicago Bulls College Prep

Teresa Chavez; Category 2 Resident Assistant Principal, Casals School of Excellence

Ayesha Crockett; Category 2 Resident STEM Project Manager, Lake View HS

Mario Ford; Category 2 Resident Teacher Leader, Colin Powell MS, Dist. 159

Liz Goss; Category 2 Resident Principal, Legacy Charter

Michael Gross; CLC Resident Principal, Pilsen Community Academy

Juan Hidalgo; Category 2 Resident EL Specialist, Lang & Culture, CPS Network 10

Araceli Ibarra; Category 2 Resident Interim Principal, John A. Walsh ES

David Jaramillo; CLC Resident Principal, Kelvyn Park HS

Kayla McCabe; CLC Resident Principal, Alexander Graham Bell ES

Sean McGuire, CLC Resident Principal, DeVry Advantage Academy

Greta Mitchell-Williams; CLC Resident Principal, Chicago World Language Academy

Claudia Munoz; CLC Resident Principal, DeWitt Clinton ES

Samuel Rasch; Category 2 Resident Instructional Support Leader, Network 14

Latonia Reynolds; CLC Resident Principal, Suder Montessori Magnet ES

Matthew Rosenberg; CLC Resident Principal, Budlong ES

Vanessa Ruiz; Category 2 Resident 12th grade Dean, Chicago Bulls College Prep

Ernesto Saldivar; Category 2 Resident Director of Language Acquisition, Proviso High School Dist. 209

Mark Wesolowski; Category 2 Resident MTSS Specialist, Citywide HS

School System Leaders  

Michael Abello, Ed.D. | Head of Education, Day 1 Academies

Monique Auxila, Ed.D. | Director of Special Education, District 187, (North Chicago)

Tai Basurto, Ed.D. | Director of School Leader, Development Department of Principal Quality (CPS)

Stacy Beardsley, Ed.D. | Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Evanston/Skokie District 65, (Evanston, IL)

Rodney Bly, Ed.D. | Director of Development & Partnerships, The Academy Group

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

Keisha Campbell, Ed.D. | Superintendent, Elmhurst Community Unit District 205

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

Bridget de la Peña, Ed.D. | Regional Director, Archdiocese of Chicago

Dwayne Evans, Ed.D. | Superintendent, Hoover Schrum #157

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

Jennifer Foss, Ed.D. | Director of Student Support, Singapore American School (Singapore)

Kevin Gallick, Ed.D. | Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Rich Township, District 227

Minerva Garcia-Sanchez Ed.D. | Superintendent DeKalb School District 428

Diego Giraldo, Ph.D. | Superintendent, Mannheim District 83

LaTarsha Green, Ed.D. | Deputy Superintendent, Evanston/Skokie District 65 (Evanston, IL)

Patricia Gonzalez, Ed.D. | Manager of School Support in Office of Network Support

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

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

Chala Holland, Ed.D. | Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, Naperville, District 203

Nicole Howard, Ed.D. | Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, High Schools, Indian Prairie School District 204, Aurora

Larry Irvin, Ed.D. | Director of Leadership Development, Aurora Public Schools (Denver CO)

Andalib Khelghati, Ed.D. | Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Evanston/Skokie District 65

Jennifer Kirmes, Ed.D. | Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, Illinois State Board of Education

Michael Lach, Ed.D. | Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, District #113

Theresa Lee | Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning, Evanston/Skokie District 65

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

Laquita Louie, Ed.D | CPS Lead Distributive Leadership Specialist

Gwyneth Marr, Ed.D. | Director of Curriculum and Innovation (Pendergast Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ)

Estuardo Mazin | Deputy Chief, CPS Network 12

Cortez McCoy, Ed.D | Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services and Operations (Matteson Elementary School District 159)

Patrick McGill, Ed.D. | Executive Director for Teaching & Learning, Curriculum Pathways (Glenbard D87)

Martin McGreal | Director, District/School Leadership Illinois State Board of Education

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

Amber Morgan, Ed.D.  | Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Data, Rich Township Schools, District 227

Warren Morgan, Ed.D. | Chief Academic Officer, Indianapolis Public Schools

Corey Morrison | Director of Mathematics, Department of Teaching and Learning, CPS

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

Ethan Netterstrom, Ed.D. | Deputy Chief, CPS Network 7

Terrycita Perry, Ed.D. | Deputy Chief, CPS Network 12

Rita Raichoudhuri, Ed.D. | Superintendent, Kalamazoo Public Schools (Kalamazoo, MI)

Anthony Rodriguez, Ed.D. | CPS Deputy Chief, Network 16

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

Marcey Sorensen, Ed.D. | Chief Academic Officer, Fort Worth ISD, (Fort Worth, TX)

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

Jacob Stefan, Ed.D |  CPS Instructional Support Leader (ISL) Network 6

Brigitte Swenson | Deputy Chief, Options Schools

Joanne Tanner | Deputy Chief Ed Officer for Acero Schools

Brittany Tidwell | CPS Instructional Support Leader (ISL) Network 13

Allison Tingwall, Ed.D. |  Executive Director of Principal Quality CPS

Stephen Todd, Ed.D. | Managing Principal & Senior Director, Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy

Angel Turner, Ed.D. | Assistant Superintendent of Schools, (Evanston/Skokie) District 65

Amy Vondra, Ed.D. | Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Student Services in Kalamazoo Michigan

Cynthia Watson | Cynthia Watson | Manager of Mentors, Golden Apple Foundation

Wayne Williams | District Director, Related Service Providers Diverse Learner Support and Services

Laura Zaniolo, Ed.D. | CPS Instructional Support Leader (ISL) Network 6

Higher Education Administrators, Nonprofits, and Other Education Professionals 

Nia Abdullah, Ed.D. | Executive Director, MAPSCorps

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

Patrick Baccellieri, Ed.D. | District Support Consultant, The Holdsworth Center (Austin, TX)

Rebecca Bancroft, Ed.D. | Nonprofits Stand For Children, Center for HS Success, 9th Grade Success Coach

Beth Bazer, Ed.D. | Senior Director, Program Design + Strategy, One Goal

Mitchell Brookins | Ed Consultant, Director of Content, Leading Educators

Angela Buckels | Non-profits Field Service Specialist, Illinois Principals Association

Peggie Burnett-Wise, Ed.D. | Clinical Assistant Professor, Roosevelt University

Sherly Chavarria, Ed.D. | Senior Program Officer, Fry Foundation

Kimberly Collier | Digital Horizons Publishing Co.

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, Ed.D. | President and CEO National Education Support Fund (Washington, DC)

Margo Giannoulis, Ed.D. | Assistant Professor in Literacy, Leadership and Development (M.A. School Leadership), North Eastern Illinois University

LaTonya Hester | Mathematics Instructor, Malcolm X College

Vincent Iturralde | Consultant, North Chicago & Michigan City

Janice Jackson, Ed.D. | Senior Fellow Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching & CEO Hope Chicago

Makita Kheperu, Ed.D. | Charter Education Consultant for CT3

Peggy Ann Korellis, Ed.D. | Vice Chancellor-High School Strategy (City Colleges)

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

Jullanar Maalik-Naselli | Chief of Staff Anita Borg Organization

Stephen McClain, Ed.D. | Leadership Coach, EdD Program in Urban Education Leadership

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

Melissa Mister | Chief Program Officer, After School Matters

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

Amy Rome | Leadership and Personal Transformational Coach, Arrow Row Consulting

Dixie Rouleau | Program Associate, UIC Learning Sciences Research Institute

Betsy Santana, Ed.D. | Sr. Director for Orange County Technical College Orlando, FL

Karen Shifflett | Manager of Program Evaluation, Changing Worlds

Joe Shoffner, Ed.D. | Clinical Assistant Professor and Leadership Coach, EdD Program in Urban Education Leadership

Trisha Shrode, Ed.D. | Director of Research & Evaluation Midwest PBIS Network

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

LaMonica Williams | Higher Ed Clinical Assistant Professor, ELPS, Purdue University College of

Retirees  

Josephine Gomez, Ed.D. | Founder, J. Gomez Educational Consulting, LLC.

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

Dan Lucas | Everett McKinley Dirksen Elementary School

Roger Ted Johnson | Principal, Volta Elementary

Nancy Paulette | Principal, Calmeca Academy

Alice Phillips | Chicago Teaching Fellows, The New Teacher Project

Donna Serio | Assistant Principal, Percy Julian High School

Raynell Walls | Former Principal, Drummond Elementary School

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