Schools & Principals

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Last Updated: March 2019

Principals -- Elementary Schools

   1. Folasade Adekunle, Harriet E Sayre Elementary Language Academy
   2. Lauren Albani, LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School
   3. Eli Argamaso, Pope Francis Global Academy
   4. Olimpia Bahena-Rodriguez, Mancel Talcott Elementary School
   5. Tai Basurto, John C Dore Elementary School
   6. Lori Bobak, Cap Cana Heritage School (Juanillo, Dominican Republic)
   7. Peggie Burnett-Wise, Morton School of Excellence
   8. Daniela Bylaitis, Inter-American Elementary Magnet School
   9. Margaret Byrne, Northwest Middle School
10. Maria Campos, Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual & International Elementary School
11. Sherly Chavarria, William P Nixon Elementary School
12. Romian Crockett, Chalmers School of Excellence
13. Turan Crockett, Howe School of Excellence
14. Mary Beth  Cunat, Spectrum Progressive School (Rockford, IL)
15. Patricia Davlantes, Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy
16. Margo Giannoulis, Maercker Middle School
17. Anne Gillespie, Sennett Middle School (Madison, WI)
18. Matt Heller, Nicolet Elementary School (Green Bay, WI)
19. Guillermo Heredia, Charls W. Harris Elementary School (Phoenix, AZ)
20. Gail King, William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty Elementary School
21. Seth Lavin, Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy Elementary School
22. Juan Lira, McKinley Elementary School (Elgin, IL)
23. Laquita Louie, Curtis School of Excellence
24. Dan  Lucas, Everett McKinley Dirksen Elementary School
25. Jimmy Lugo, Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School
26. Katherine Magnuson, Skinner North
27. Estuardo Mazin, John Barry Elementary School
28. Aisha McCarthy, John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence
29. Maria McManus, STEM Magnet Academy
30. Jacqueline Medina, Talman Elementary School
31. Jacqueline Menoni, Jose De Diego Elementary Community Academy
32. Cherie Horner, Central Elementary School (Grand Rapids, MI)
33. Nancy Paulette-Aguierre, Calmeca Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language
34. Terrycita Perry, Arthur Dixon Elementary School
35. Regina Roberts, William T Sherman Elementary School
36. Venus Shannon, Zion Central Middle School (Zion, IL)
37. Tara  Shelton, South Loop Elementary School
38. Joseph Shoffner, George B McClellan Elementary School
39. Augusta Smith, Clara Barton Elementary School
40. Jesse Tang, Jacob Schmidt Elementary School (Denver, CO)
41. Karen  Valentine (Schmidt) , Edison Park Regional Gifted Center
42. Yesenia Vazquez, Madison Elementary School (Lombard, IL)
43. Amy Vondra, Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
44. Wayne Williams, Oakton Elementary School (Evanston, IL)
45. Christine  Zelenka, John B Murphy Elementary School

Principals -- High Schools

   1. Nia Abdullah, Proviso West High School (Hillside, IL)
   2. Akima Anderson, Gary Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy (Gary, IN)
   3. Shanele Andrews, Orr Academy High School
   4. Patricia Brekke, Back of the Yards IB HS
   5. James Clarke, Freedom Middle School (Berwyn, IL)
   6. Carise Comstock, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Bethlehem, PA)
   7. Dwayne Evans, Thornton Fractional North High School (Calumet City, IL)
   8. Kathy  Farr, Greater Lawndale High School For Social Justice
   9. Kevin Gallick, George Washington High School
10. Josephine Gomez, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy (Milwaukee, WI)
11. Tyrese Graham, Uplift Community High School
12. Leonard Harris, Nancy B Jefferson Alternative High School
13. Chala Holland , Lake Forest High School (Lake Forest, IL)
14. Gregory Hanson , Old Orchard Junior High School (Skokie, IL)
15. Larry  Irvin, Abraham Lincoln High School (Denver, CO)
16. Paul Karafiol, Lake View High School
17. Daniel  Kramer, Theodore Roosevelt High School
18. Jullanar Maalik-Naselli, Daniel Hale Williams Prep School of Medicine
19. David Narain, Emil G Hirsch Metropolitan High School
20. Christopher Pawelczyk, Zion-Benton Township High School (Zion, IL)
21. Anthony Rodriguez , Carl Schurz High School
22. Michael Stosek, Wells Community Academy High School
23. Allison Tingwall, Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School
24. Stephen Todd, Perspectives Charter Schools

Principals -- Combination (Elementry & High) Schools

   1. Rebecca Bancroft, Ogden International School of Chicago 
   2. Ariel Correa-Ortiz , Innovations Academy Therapeutic Day School (Streamwood, IL)

Assistant Principals -- Elementary Schools

   1. Kristin Blathras, Phobe Apperson Hearst Elementary School
   2. Meghan Kirt Brewer, Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
   3. Mitchell Brookins, InspireNOLA Dwight D. Eisenhower Charter (New Orleans, LA)
   4. Daniel Buys, Morgan Park High School
   5. Kimberly Collier, Nicholson Technology Academy
   6. William D Daniels, Daniel Hale Williams Prep School of Medicine
   7. Steve Fisher, Casals School of Excellence
   8. Jennifer Foss, Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
9. Derrick Kimbrough, Skinner North Classical School
10. Nakeisha Knight, Orr Academy High School
11. Michael John Kosko, Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School
12. Kathryn (Kate) Nestler, Stone Elementary Scholastic Academy
13. Ryan Peet, Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy
14. Heather Pusatcioglu, Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School
15. Adam Ramirez, John F Eberhart Elementary School
16. Andrew Rhodes, South Loop Elementary School
17. Paul Riskus, Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School
18. Rebeca Shick, John B Murphy Elementary School
19. Jacob Stefan, Tarkington School of Excellence ES
20. Claudinette Swartz, Galileo Math & Science Scholastic Academy ES
21. Rashad Talley, Washington Irving Elementary School
22. Betsy Santana, Inter-American Elementary Magnet School
23. LaVerne E. C. Wright, Ludwig Van Beethoven Elementary School
24. Laura Zaniolo, Portage Park Elementary School

Assistant Principals -- High Schools

   1. Keith Adams, Benito Juarez Community Academy High School
   2. Nicholas Aquino, Benito Juarez Community Academy High School
   3. Eric Fay, William Jones College Preparatory High School
   4. Amber Henderson, Roberto Clemente Community Academy High School
   5. Jasmine Juarez, Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School
   6. Brian Kelly, John F Kennedy High School
   7. Kyla Mathews, Neal F Simeon Career Academy High School
   8. Cortez Alexander McCoy, Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy HS
   9. Grace M Moody, Alcott High School for the Humanities
10. Heidy Moran, Carl Schurz High School
11. Corey Morrison, Kenwood Academy High School
12. Sussan Oladipo, Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School
13. Shannon Puckett, Friedrich W von Steuben Metropolitan Science HS
14. Krista Floros Rajanen, Norwood Park Elementary School
15. Brad L Rossi, Roberto Clemente Community Academy High School
16. Barbara San-Roman, George Washington High School
17. Eric Steinmiller, Theodore Roosevelt High School
18. Joshua VanderJagt, Hyde Park Academy High School

School System Leaders

   1. Michael Abello, Chief of Early Childhood Education
   2. Marlene Aponte, Director of Coaching, Academy for Urban School Leadership
   3. Monique Auxila, Network 4 Representative, CPS Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services
   4. Patrick Baccellieri, Regional Director, Archdiocese of Chicago
   5. Beth  Bazer, Executive Director, Schools That Can (Multiple Locations)
   6. Stacy Beardsley, Assistant Superintendent, Evanston/Skokie District 65, (Evanston, IL)
   7. Rodney Bly, Midwest Regional Vice President, ACCEL Schools (Multiple Locations)
   8. Angela Buckels, Lead Support Administrator, Far Southside Collaborative, CPS Parent Support Centers
   9. Keisha Campbell, Director of Student Achievement, Academy for Urban School Leadership
10. Bridget De la Pena, Regional Director, Archdiocese of Chicago
11. Stephen Flisk, Assistant Superintendent, Leadership, Teaching & Learning, Osseo Area Schools (Maple Grove, MN)
12. LaTarsha Green, Executive Director of Black Student Success, Evanston/Skokie District 65 (Evanston, IL)
13. Michael Heidkamp, Director of Leadership Development and Support, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
14. Nicole Howard, Assistant Superintendent, Proviso Township High School District 209
15. Janice Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools
16. Andalib Khelghati, Assistant Superintendent, Evanston/Skokie District 65 (Evanston, IL)
17. Makita Kheperu, Director of Education, Betty Shabazz International Charter 
18. Jennifer Kirmes, Director of Operations, Amandla Charter High School
19. Amy Kotz, Instructional Support Leader, CPS Network 9
20. Laura LeMone, Network Chief, CPS Network 14
21. Sherisse Angela Lucas, Instructional Support Leader, CPS Network 11
22. Ernesto Matias, Chief of Office of Language and Cultural Education, CPS Central Office
23. Stephen McClain, Chief of Staff, Chicago International Charter School
24. Martin McGreal, Cluster Director, Pathways in Education (Memphis, TN)
25. Jason Nault, Associate Superintendent, Waukegan Community Unit School District 60
26. Ethan Netterstrom, Director of Advanced Learning, Madison Metropolitan School District (Madison, WI)
27. Rituparna Raichoudhuri, Executive Director, CPS Office of College and Career Success
28. Trisha Shrode, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Elgin School District U-46 (Elgin, IL)
29. Victor Simon III, Superintendent, Gower School District 62 (Willowbrook, IL)
30. Marcey Sorensen, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Madison Metropolitan School District (Madison, WI)
31. Sharon L Sprague, Director of Early Childhood Programs, Evanston/Skokie District 65 (Evanston, IL)
32. Angel Turner, Director of Student Achievement, Academy for Urban School Leadership

Higher Education Administrators and Other Education Professionals

   1. Lionel Allen, Clinical Assistant Professor and Leadership Coach, UIC Center for Urban Education Leadership
   2. Kellie Corley, Chief Operating Officer, Single Story, Inc.
   3. Sabrena Davis, DSD Consultants, Senior Consultant
   4. Julia Emig, Instructional Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
   5. Michael Ari Frede, Adjunct Professor, DePaul University
   6. Frank Gettridge, Program Officer, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
   7. Patricia Gonzalez, Assistant Director, The Academcy Group
   8. LaTonya Hester, Mathematics Instructor, Malcolm X College
   9. Angela Higginbotham, Manager, Early Childhood Specialized Services, Chicago Public Schools Office of Diverse Learners
10. Vince Iturralde, Research Assistant, UIC Center for Urban Education Leadership
11. Susan Kolian, Restorative Justice Coordinator, Evanston/Skokie District 65
12. Peggy Ann Korellis, Assistant Provost of Academic Affairs, Harry S Truman College
13. Michael Lach, Director of STEM Policy and Strategic Initiatives, UChicago STEM Education
14. Charles Malek, Administrator, Chicago Public Schools Office of Specialized Services
15. Susan Mekarski, District and School Effectiveness Specialist, Oregon Department of Education
16. Tina Menendez, Vice President, Education, HistoryMiami Museum
17. Melissa Mister, Chief Program Officer, After School Matters
18. Warren Morgan, Executive Director, Teach for America - St. Louis
19. Nathan Pietrini, Executive Director, High Jump
20. Lori Coomes, Coordinator of Student Services, West Chicago Elementary School District 33 (West Chicago, IL)
21. Amy  Rome, Vice President, Leading Educators
22. Dixie Rouleau, Program Associate, UIC Learning Sciences Research Institute
23. Karen Shifflett, Manager of Program Evaluation, Changing Worlds
24. Julie Singler, Distributed Leadership Specialist, Chicago Public Schools Office of Teaching and Learning
25. Mary Jo Tavormina, Project Director, Suburban Cook Math Initiative (SCMI), UIC Learning Sciences Research Institute