José M. Torres, PhD
Interim Chief Executive Officer
A veteran educator with decades of leadership experience, José M. Torres will begin serving as Interim CEO for Chicago Public Schools on July 1, 2021. He previously served the district as a Regional Superintendent between 2006 and 2008, overseeing schools in Englewood, West Englewood, Chatham, Grand Crossing, and Auburn-Gresham.
Maurice R. Swinney
Interim Chief Education Officer
As the district’s first chief equity officer, Maurice Swinney was responsible for moving us closer to achieving educational equity, which is a moral imperative for CPS. In that role, Maurice examined our policies and programs for inequities and implemented strategies that minimize gaps in resources, staffing, and high-quality academic programming. He now serves as Interim Chief Education Officer.
Chief of Facilities
In his position as chief of facilities, Clarence Carson is responsible for providing all CPS students with clean, safe learning environments.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interim Chief Operating Officer
As the district’s Interim Chief Operating Officer, Lindy oversees all operational functions within CPS to ensure that all provided resources and services are aligned with the Five-Year Vision for the district.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Chief Budget Officer
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.