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.

Raquel Farmer-Hinton, Co-chair
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

John Ziegler, Co-chair
DePaul University

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

Megan Hougard
Chicago Public Schools

Greg Jones
The Academy Group

Pranav Kothari
Revolution Impact, LLC

Amanda Lewis
University of Illinois at Chicago

Rito Martinez
Surge Institute

Shazia Miller
NORC at the University of Chicago

Michelle Morales
Mikva Challenge

Cristina Pacione-Zayas
Erikson Institute

Kafi Moragne-Patterson
UChicago Office of Civic Engagement

Les Plewa
William H. Taft High School

Paige Ponder
One Million Degrees

Ellen Schumer
COFI

Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro
Latino Policy Forum

Pam Witmer
Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago