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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.

Get to know the 2017 cohort by exploring their bios below!

John H Vanderpoel Humanities Academy

Kia Banks

Edward Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center

Kim Brasfield-Carpenter

Irma C Ruiz Elementary School

Dana Andre Butler

Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual International Center Elementary School

Maria Teresa Campos

Chicago Military Academy High School

Octavio Casas

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) Basil Campus

Robbie Curry

Thomas J Higgins Elementary Community Academy

Crystal Dorsey-Turner

John J Audubon Elementary School

Meghan Duffy

Frederick Funston Elementary School

Julie Hallums

Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy

Mariel Laureano

Leslie Lewis School of Excellence

Aquabah Gonney-Buckner

Jane Addams Elementary School

Ruth Martini-Walsh

George Westinghouse College Prep

Patrick McGill

LEARN - Charles and Dorothy Campbell Campus

Karin McGuire

STEM Magnet Academy

Maria J. McManus

Matthew Gallistel Elementary Language Academy

Kimberly Nelson

Charles P Steinmetz College Preparatory High School

Stephen Ngo

Parkside Elementary Community Academy

Cedric P. Nolen

Charles H Wacker Elementary School

Ekaterini Panagakis

LEARN Charter School – 7th Campus

Margie D. Smagacz

Infinity Math Science & Technology High School

Charles Naphtali Smith

Genevieve Melody STEM School

Tiffany Tillman

University of Chicago Charter School - Woodlawn Campus

Sonia Wang

Helen C Peirce International Studies Elementary School

Lori Zaimi
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