Steering Committee

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

Luisiana Meléndez, Co-chair
Erikson Institute

Institutional Members

Sarah Dickson
Chicago Public Schools

Elizabeth Kirby
Chicago Public Schools

Troy LaRaviere
Chicago Principals and Administrators Association

Jesse Sharkey
Chicago Teachers Union

Tony Smith
Illinois State Board of Education

Individual Members

Kathleen Caliento
The Academy Group

Gina Caneva
Lindblom Math & Science

Nancy Chavez
OneGoal

Jahmal Cole
My Bloock, My Hood, My City

Katie Hill
City of Chicago

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

Beatriz Ponce de León
Generation All

Paige Ponder
One Million Degrees

Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro
Latino Policy Forum

Pam Witmer
Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago

John Zeigler
DePaul University