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Educator Advisory Committee

The Fund has launched the 2022 Educator Advisory Committee (EAC) to convene a group of school leaders to address challenges in Chicago education. Members work in small groups on leader-directed projects designed to address solutions to issues they are currently facing in their schools. The principals and aspiring principals who participate will determine their own projects based on a design-thinking protocol and create a report or proposal to share with district and city leaders. 


2022 Educator Advisory Committee Members


Tai Basurto

Dore Elementary School

  Emily Feltes

North-Grand High School

  Natasha Buckner Pena

George Rogers Clark Elementary School

Dawn Sydnor Cole

Morrill Math & Science Specialty School

  Patricia Harper

Reynolds Walsh Elementary School

  Katina Stovall-Brown

Owens Elementary School

Suzanne Luzzi

Jungman STEM Magnet Elementary School

  Jason Major

Dever Elementary School

  Jasmine Thurmond

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy of Social Justice

Virginia Hiltz

Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy

  Marlena Little

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy of Social Justice

  Rita Nolan

The Montessori School of Englewood

Maya Sadder

Edward White Career Elementary Academy

  Jessica Johnson

Perez Elementary School

  Elias Alonzo

Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy

Heather Yutzy

Helge A. Haugan Elementary School

  Sherisse A. Lucas

Mahalia Jackson Elementary School

  Tara Shelton

South Loop Elementary School

Veronica Thompson

Paul Revere Elementary School

  Cynthia Treadwell

Aldridge Elementary School

  Kevin Sweetland

Excel Academies of Chicago/Achieve SAFE Academy

Chris Graves

LaSalle Language Academy

  Charlie McSpadden

Coles Elementary Language Academy

  Alexander Kmicikewycz

Curie Metro High School

Olimpia Bahena

Talcott Elementary School

  Katrena Washington

John D. Shoop Academy

  Conrad Timbers-Ausar

Englewood STEM High School

LaShae Jenkins

Park Manor Elementary School

  Cederrall Petties

Charles W. Earle STEM Academy

  Tiffany D. Brown

Wendell Smith Elementary School

Kyla Bailenson

Hibbard Elementary

  Alesia Franklin-Allen

Alex Haley Academy Elementary School

Jennifer Dixon

John M. Palmer Elementary School

  Nicole Spicer

Bronzeville Classical School

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