Leaders and positions

The leaders we support

Principals, Elementary 

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

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

Eli Argamaso | Pope Francis Global Academy

Marlene Aponte | Dawes Elementary School (Evanston, IL)

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

Tai Basurto, Ed.D. | John C Dore Elementary School

Kristin Blathras | Hamilton Elementary School

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

Margaret Byrne | Northwest Middle School

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

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

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

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

Patricia Davlantes | Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy

Eric Fay, Ed.D. | Lincoln Elementary School

Steve Fisher | Johnson School of Excellence

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

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

Ashley Hegwood | Ashburn Community Elementary School

Amber Henderson, Ed.D. | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School, (Evanston, IL)

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

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

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)

Laquita Louie, Ed.D | Curtis School of Excellence

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

Katherine Magnuson, Ed.D. | Skinner North

Michael Marzano | 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

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

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

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

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

Yesenia Vazquez | Madison Elementary School (Lombard, IL)

LaVerne E. C. Wright | Bond Elementary School

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

 

Principals, High Schools  

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

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

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

Andromeda Bellamy | Epic Charter Academy High School

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

Amanda Brode | Lake Park High School (Roselle, IL)

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

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)

Janelle Hatch-Miller | Senn High School (Interim)

Larry Irvin, Ed.D. | Aurora High School (Denver, CO)

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

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

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

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

Cortez McCoy, Ed.D | Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts

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

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

Anthony Rodriguez, Ed.D. | Carl Schurz High School

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 | Principal, North Side College Prep High School

George Szkapiak | John F. Kennedy High School

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

 

Principals, Combination (Elementary & High) Schools  

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

 

Assistant Principals, Elementary Schools 

Elva Bahena | West Park Academy of Fine Arts

Danielle Berry | Gillespie Elementary School

Jimmy Clarke | Zion Central Middle School (Zion, IL)

Turan Crockett | Cesar Chavez Elementary School

Rachael Carnacchio | Sandra Cisneros Elementary School

Jessica Chen | Deneen Elementary School

Carrie Ann Cole | Jamieson Elementary School

Kimberly Collier | Richard Yates Elementary School

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

Patrycja Mach | Hitch Elementary School

Derrick Kimbrough, Ed.D.  | Skinner North Classical School

Maura Kelly | Ogden International (East Campus)

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

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

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

Elaine McFarlane | OA Thorp Scholastic Academy

Amber Morgan | Roy Elementary School (Manheim School District 83)

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

Ryan Peet | Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy

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

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

Julie Singler, Ed.D. | McCormick Elementary

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. | Morgan Park High School

Meghan Kirt Brewer, Ed.D. | Assistant Principal Mather High School

Samuel Davis | George Washington High School

Madisson Dickson | George Westinghouse College Prep

Casey Fuess | Virtual Academy High School

Matthew Heller, Ed.D. | Green Bay East High School

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

Jesus Tony Laurel | South Shore International High School

Nicole Luke | North-Grand High School

Charles Malek, Ed.D | Phoenix Military Academy

Kyla Mathews, Ed.D. | Neal F Simeon Career Academy High School

Alba Morales | Nicholas Senn High School

Heidy Moran, Ed.D. | Carl Schurz High School

Corey Morrison | Kenwood Academy High School

Rashida Restaino | Orr Community Academy

Jason Roberts | Lake View High School

Katie Shanovich | Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School

Rashad Talley | Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy

Israel Urbina | Von Steuben High School

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

Cynthia Watson | Lincoln Park High School

Ali Zimmerman | George Washington High School

 

Resident Principals: Composed of Aspiring and Sitting School Leaders 

Alexis Covarrubias; CLC Resident Principal, Bell ES

Charlie DeLeonardis; Assistant Principal, Havlicek Elementary School (Berwyn)

Verneisha Gair; CLC Resident Principal Lee ES

Sarah Garr; CLC Resident Principal Ogden ES/HS

Ryan Glowacz; Assistant Principal, Taft High School

Gayle Harris-Neely; Principal, Ray Elementary School

Rebecca Kijek; CLC Resident Principal, Payton College Prep

Jessica Lopez; Assistant Principal Lincoln Middle School (Berwyn)

Funmilola MaCaulay; Assistant Principal, Horizon Science Academy

LaToya McBride; CLC Resident Principal, Little Village ES

Sean McGuire; Category 2 Resident Principal, Lincoln Park HS

Quiana McNeal; Principal, Chicago Collegiate Charter

John Murphy; CLC Resident Principal, Plamondon ES

Jimini Ofori-Amoah; Category 2 Resident Principal, Payton College prep

Melisa Rutkelis; CLC Resident Principal, Von Steuben HS

Coryn Schmit; Assistant Principal, Chicago Tech Academy

Adam Stucky; Assistant Principal, Lincoln Park High School

Brigitte Swenson; Principal, Peace and Education High School

Gary Tesinsky; Assistant Principal, Schurz High School

Elizabeth Walker; Assistant Principal, Lincoln Park 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)

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

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

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

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

Sherly Chavarria, Ed.D. | Chief of Teaching and Learning (CPS)

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. | Leadership Transformation Officer, Providence Public Schools (Providence, RI)

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

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

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

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

Stephanie Lerner-Cohen | Director of Early Childhood Programs (CPS)

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

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

Estuardo Mazin | Deputy Chief, CPS Network 12

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

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

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

Ethan Netterstrom, Ed.D. | ED of School Supports in the Office of Network Supports (CPS)

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

Verona Portis | CPS Instructional Support Leader (ISL) Network 12

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

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

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

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

 

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. | Founder and CEO of Beth Bazer Consulting

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

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

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

Vanessa Frye | TA, University of Illinois at Chicago

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

LaTonya Hester | Mathematics Instructor, Malcolm X College

Vincent Iturralde| Consultant, Steans Foundation

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

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

Peggy Ann Korellis, Ed.D. | Associate Vice Chancellor for Early College (City Colleges)

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

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, A.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

Angel Turner, Ed.D. | Senior Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Accelerate Institute

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

Retirees 

Dan Lucas | Everett McKinley Dirksen Elementary School

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