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.

Carla Rubalcava, Co-chair
Mikva Challenge

Greg Jones, Co-chair
The Academy Group

Institutional Members

Bogdana Chkoumbova
Chicago Public Schools

Sarah Dickson
Chicago Public Schools

Jason Helfer
Illinois State Board of Education

Shannae Jackson
Chicago Public Schools

Troy LaRaviere
Chicago Principals and Administrators Association

Stacy Davis Gates
Chicago Teachers Union

Individual Members

Mariana Barragan Torres
Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative (IWERC)

Eurydice Bevly
Carnegie Elementary and Roosevelt University

Nancy Chavez

Sharon Coleman
Mount Vernon Elementary School

Marshall Hatch
The Maafa Redemption Project

Megan Hougard
Chicago Public Schools

Brian Kelly
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep

Pranav Kothari
Revolution Impact, LLC

Amanda Lewis
University of Illinois at Chicago

Luisiana Melendez
Erikson Institute

Shazia Miller

Kafi Moragne-Patterson
Chicago Urban League

Natalie Neris
Education Consultant

Tali Raviv
Center for Childhood Resilience at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Ellen Schumer

Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro
Latino Policy Forum

Acasia Wilson Feinberg
Wilson Feinberg Consultants, LLC

John Zeigler
DePaul University