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Educator Advisory Committee

The Fund remains committed to our belief that great principals and teachers are the key to creating classrooms and schools that help all children succeed. In early 2013, we created the Educator Advisory Committee (EAC) to provide principal and teacher leaders with the opportunity to work together around the complex challenges facing schools in Chicago. Building upon a successful 2013 EAC, The Fund expanded the cohort in 2014 to include principals and teachers from both district and charter schools. In 2015, The Fund made a strategic shift to include solely school leaders on the EAC.

2016-17 EAC Members:
  • Javier Arriola-Lopez, Rachel Carson Elementary School
  • Mary Beck, Nicholas Senn High School
  • Mellodie Brown, William T. Sherman Elementary School
  • James Clarke, Multicultural Academy of Scholarship HS
  • Sue Fila, Ombudsman Chicago High School
  • Linnea Garrett, Chicago Tech Academy High School
  • Vincent Gay, Noble—Baker College Prep High School
  • Sydney Golliday, John B. Drake Elementary School
  • Elizabeth Jamison-Dunn, Catalyst Charter School—Circle Rock Elementary School
  • Carolyn Jones, Perkins Bass Elementary School
  • Kate Kane, Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School
  • Hiliana Leon, Albany Park Multicultural Academy Elementary School
  • Kerry Leuschel, Westinghouse College Prep High School
  • Sue Luzzi, Joseph Jungman Elementary School
  • Alene Mason, Scott Joplin Elementary School
  • Terrycita Perry,  Arthur Dixon Elementary School
  • Tiffany Phinn, John Whistler Elementary School
  • Jessica Reisner,  Tarkington School of Excellence Elementary School
  • Steven Rouse, Carver Military HS
  • Raquel Saucedo, Salmon P. Chase Elementary School
  • Megan Thole, William H. Ray Elementary School
  • Michelle Trojan, Intrinsic Charter School
We’re excited to announce that recruitment is underway for our 2017-18 cohort! Be sure to check back in mid-September, when we’ll announce the new group of principal leaders who will be informing our work.
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