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  • Janice K. Jackson, EdD

    Janice K. Jackson, EdD

    Chief Executive Officer

    As a former student, teacher, principal, network chief, chief education officer, and now as chief executive officer (CEO), Dr. Janice K. Jackson has been immersed in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) her entire life.

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  • Frank Bilecki

    Frank Bilecki

    Chief of Public Policy

    As the district’s chief of public policy, Frank maintains collaborative partnerships with elected leaders and oversees the planning, development, and execution of state legislation and municipal ordinances that affect Chicago’s public schools.

     

  • Clarence Carson

    Clarence Carson

    Chief of Facilities

    In his position as chief of facilities, Clarence Carson is responsible for providing all CPS students with clean, safe learning environments.

     

  • Sherly Chavarria

    Sherly Chavarria

    Chief of Teaching and Learning

    Sherly is a bilingual, urban school leader with ten years of educational experience serving as an educator and administrator focused on equity and access at the classroom, school, and district level. 

     

  • Bogdana Chkoumbova

    Bogdana Chkoumbova

    Chief Schools Officer

    Bogdana Chkoumbova is responsible for managing Chicago's 17 school networks and the Independent Schools Principals (ISP) Network by ensuring principal quality and strong school performance across the district.

     

  • Jadine Chou

    Jadine Chou

    Chief of Safety and Security

    As the district’s chief of safety and security, Jadine Chou helps schools maximize student achievement by promoting safe and calm environments and building relationships with students. Jadine oversees the safety operations for more than 380,000 students in more than 640 schools, and is responsible for supporting school administrators in their efforts to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students and staff.

     

  • Michael Deuser, PhD

    Michael Deuser, PhD

    Chief of College and Career Success

    As the chief of college and career success, Dr. Michael Deuser promotes social and economic mobility by ensuring that all CPS students have the guidance, support, and experiences necessary to earn valuable postsecondary credentials and enter into fulfilling, family-sustaining careers.

     

  • Phillip DiBartolo

    Phillip DiBartolo

    Chief Information Officer

    As the district’s chief information officer since 2016, Phillip DiBartolo is responsible for the delivery of all information technology (IT) services. These duties include maintaining 420,000 computing devices, provisioning core systems for 30,000 staff members, securing accessible and secure communications and internet services, and resolving approximately 140,000 annual support requests.

     

  • Kenneth L. Fox, MD

    Kenneth L. Fox, MD

    Chief Health Officer

    As the district’s chief medical professional, Dr. Kenneth Fox oversees the CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness. He serves as the principal spokesperson on student health issues and oversees health promotion efforts; direct health services; health information management; children and family benefits; and efforts to enroll students and families in public health insurance and the food stamps program (SNAP).

     

  • Kaitlyn Girard

    Kaitlyn Girard

    Labor Relations Officer

    In her role as labor relations officer, Kaitlyn Girard is deeply committed to building successful relationships with labor stakeholders to ensure every CPS student receives a high-quality public education.

     

  • Bing Howell

    Bing Howell

    Chief Portfolio Officer

    As chief portfolio officer, Bing Howell ensures every child in Chicago has access to high-quality neighborhood schools by building coherent and aligned systems for school applications, enrollment, regional school planning, incubation of quality school options, and accountability in the district. Under Bing’s leadership, the CPS Portfolio Office is committed to engaging in a community-based, data-driven, and fully transparent school improvement process.

     

  • Angelica Jacob

    Chief Internal Auditor

    Angelica "Angie" Jacob currently serves as the Chief Internal Auditor for Chicago Public Schools. In this role, she provides strategic leadership and oversight of the district's audit programs in compliance with applicable audit standards, regulations, governmental requirements, and policies.

     

  • Chip Johnson

    Chip Johnson

    Chief of Family and Community Engagement in Education

    As the chief of family and community engagement in education (formerly leadership and learning), Chip Johnson empowers and supports CPS parents and community partners to help students strive for excellence and reach their full potential. Chip’s ultimate goal is to ensure families have the support they need to play an active role in their children’s education, and to provide community partners with increased opportunities to support CPS schools.

     

  •  Stephanie Jones, PhD

    Stephanie Jones, PhD

    Chief of Diverse Learner Supports and Services

    Dr. Stephanie Jones is a proud CPS alumna and has built her career around organizing and offering targeted support for vulnerable populations and students with diverse learning needs. As chief of diverse learner supports and services, Dr. Jones is responsible for providing strategic direction to district leaders and school administrators and staff to ensure high-quality, grade-level instruction and equitable supports and services for our diverse learners.

     

  •  Miroslava Mejia Krug

    Miroslava Mejia Krug

    Chief Financial Officer 

    As chief financial officer (CFO), Miroslava Mejia Krug is responsible for fulfilling our vision’s commitment to financial stability through effective budget planning, maximizing available funds, and ensuring an equitable distribution of resources across the district.

     

  • Matt Lyons

    Matt Lyons

    Chief Talent Officer

    Matt Lyons has served as the district’s chief talent officer since 2015, overseeing recruitment, selection, onboarding, performance growth, compensation and benefits, and retention for more than 37,000 CPS employees. Under his leadership, the Talent Office is working to improve teacher diversity and create new pipelines for high-need, specialized staffing areas, such as bilingual and special education teachers.

     

  • Jorge Macias

    Jorge Macias

    Chief of Language and Cultural Education

    Jorge Macias is committed to providing all language learners in the district an equitable, high-quality education, and focuses on providing language support to the district’s English Learners, refugee students, world language learners, and immigrant students. As an outstanding bilingual educator, Jorge also provides targeted support to bilingual teachers, empowers the parents of English Learners, and improves language educational resources for all CPS schools.

     

  • Jonathan Maples

    Jonathan Maples

    Chief Procurement Officer

    Jonathan Maples has served as the district’s chief procurement officer since 2017, overseeing all vendor management services to schools and Central Office locations and ensuring the district’s procurement practices are aligned with the CPS mission and values.

     

  • LaTanya D. McDade

    LaTanya D. McDade

    Chief Education Officer

    As the district’s chief education officer, LaTanya D. McDade oversees all CPS academic departments and initiatives while supporting district principals and network chiefs in their leadership roles.

     

  • Lenny Moore

    Lenny Moore

    Controller

    As the CPS controller, Lenny Moore has a wide range of responsibilities relating to the district’s financial health, including increasing the efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of CPS’ accounting and reporting duties.

     

  • Joe Moriarty

    Joe Moriarty

    General Counsel

    As the Board’s General Counsel, Joe Moriarty is responsible for the legal affairs of the Board of Education. He oversees the Law Department and a staff of attorneys and legal professionals who advise and assist the Board, the chief executive officer, departments and schools on a wide range of legal matters. 

     

  • Michael Passman

    Michael Passman

    Chief Communications Officer

    Michael Passman serves as the district’s senior spokesman, directs speechwriting for public speaking events, and oversees all strategic planning for internal and external communications. In this role, Michael works to clearly communicate the district’s accomplishments and priorities to CPS families, schools, community members, and the press.

     

  • Camie Pratt

    Camie Pratt

    Title IX Officer

    A licensed attorney and mediator, Camie Pratt leads the CPS Office of Student Protections and Title IX, which was established by the district in 2018 to protect Chicago’s students from gender discrimination and sexual harassment, violence, and abuse. Camine strives to help CPS create equitable access to high-quality public education and foster supportive learning environments where all students feel safe.

     

  • Arnie Rivera

    Arnie Rivera

    Chief Operating Officer

    As the district’s chief operating officer, Arnie oversees all operational functions within CPS to ensure that all provided resources and services are aligned with the Five-Year Vision for the district.

     

  • Wally Stock

    Wally Stock

    Treasurer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer

    As treasurer and deputy chief financial officer, Wally Stock supports the district’s fiscal stability by overseeing debt and cash management. Wally ensures all of the district’s obligations are paid on time to provide students with the resources they need to learn and grow.

     

  • Bryan Stokes

    Bryan Stokes II

    Chief of Early Childhood Education

    As chief of early childhood education, Bryan leads our district’s efforts to implement free universal pre-k for all four-year-olds in Chicago.

  • Maurice R. Swinney

    Maurice R. Swinney

    Chief Equity Officer

    As the district’s first chief equity officer, Maurice Swinney is responsible for moving us closer to achieving educational equity, which is a moral imperative for CPS. In this role, Maurice examines our policies and programs for inequities and implements strategies that minimize gaps in resources, staffing, and high-quality academic programming.

     

  • Heather Wendell

    Heather Wendell

    Budget Director

    As the district's budget director, Heather Wendell provides fiscal support for CPS and its $5.7 billion operating budget. Heather assists school and department leaders to maximize and align funds to their programmatic priorities that support staff, students, and school communities. Heather also focuses on ensuring both internal and external stakeholders have access to transparent, easily-understandable, and useful budget information.