Overview

To ensure that we consistently address a wide spectrum of education-related questions, we turn to our multipartisan Steering Committee. The committee works regularly with Consortium staff to develop a research agenda and review research in progress. Institutional members of our Steering Committee represent the Illinois State Board of Education, the Chicago Public Schools, and the city's Board of Education, Teachers Union, and Principals and Administrators Association. Individual members include civic leaders, education researchers, and members of education-reform, advocacy, and service organizations.

Paige Ponder, Co-chair
One Million Degrees

Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, Co-chair
Latino Policy Forum

Institutional Members

Sarah Dickson
Chicago Public Schools

Brenda Dixon
Illinois State Board of Education

Bogdana Chkoumbova
Chicago Public Schools

Troy LaRaviere
Chicago Principals and Administrators Association

Jesse Sharkey
Chicago Teachers Union

Maurice Swinney
Chicago Public Schools

Individual Members

Nancy Chavez
OneGoal

Jahmal Cole
My Block, My Hood, My City

Acasia Wilson Feinberg
The Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education

Vernee Green
Mikva Challenge

Megan Hougard
Chicago Public Schools

Greg Jones
The Academy Group

Pranav Kothari
Revolution Impact, LLC

Amanda Lewis
University of Illinois at Chicago

Rito Martinez
Rito Martinez Consulting LLC

Shazia Miller
NORC at the University of Chicago

Kafi Moragne-Patterson
UChicago Office of Civic Engagement

Cristina Pacione-Zayas
Erikson Institute

Les Plewa
William H. Taft High School

Beatriz Ponce de Leon
Illinois Department of Human Services

Cristina Salgado
City Bureau

Ellen Schumer
COFI

Pam Witmer
Golden Apple Foundation

John Zeigler
DePaul University