Julie McGlade, chief of Network 1, is committed to serving the principals, staff, students, and community members while supporting teaching and learning and fostering community engagement. She believes that students succeed in classrooms that have high academic expectations, are safe spaces for learning, and where administrators and staff work collaboratively to help all children achieve their educational goals.
Mauricio Segovia serves as the chief of schools for Network 2. In this role, Mauricio ensures that all principals under his responsibility receive differentiated support needed to be successful in providing high-quality education experiences to every student.
With over 20 years of experience in the district, Jennifer Farrell-Rottman is grateful for the opportunity to support the work of students, families, educators, and administrators as the Chief of Network 3. In her role, Jennifer utilizes her counseling background to develop trauma informed, responsive school cultures that promote positive student-teacher relationships and high-quality instruction. In addition, Jennifer values strong community partnerships and stakeholder engagement.
As a CPS graduate, William Klee provides principal development and academic leadership to the educators and students of Network 4. He believes in creating a culture of learning for all students and staff members; developing and motivating highly-effective teams; facilitating instructional leadership; and fostering collaboration within school communities.
A 25-year veteran of CPS, Shontae Higginbottom serves the students and staff of Network 5 by providing leadership development and instructional support. Shontae is dedicated to developing lifelong learners who are equipped to compete in an internationally diverse society.
Nicole Milberg serves as the chief of Network 6. She is grateful to have the opportunity to support school leaders, staff, and families across diverse communities on the near-West Side. Nicole works with schools to promote strong instructional leadership, collaborative environments, and holistic opportunities for all students to be successful.
As the chief of Network 7 with 25 years of service and a CPS graduate, Minerva Garcia-Sanchez works with school communities to develop a pipeline for college and career achievement. She currently serves the neighborhood she was raised in. Prior to this role, Minerva served as deputy chief of schools in Networks 8 and 10, where she developed and supported instructional leadership teams, bilingual education strategies, and best practices for instruction.
Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez
Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez serves as the chief of Network 8 and provides support, professional learning, and guidance to school leadership, staff, and students at CPS schools on the South and Southwest Sides.
Dr. Alfonso Carmona
Dr. Alfonso Carmona serves as the chief of Network 10, where he provides support and guidance to CPS school leaders, teachers, and students in the city’s far-Southwest Side. Alfonso believes that every student—regardless of socioeconomic status or language—should have an opportunity to access high-quality education without needing to leave their own neighborhood.
Dr. Julious Lawson
Dr. Julious T. Lawson is the Chief of Schools at Network 11. He has served CPS for nearly twenty years and remains committed to improving schools by developing educators to build the instructional capacity of schools to accelerate student achievement outcomes. Dr. Lawson is unwavering in his belief that effective schools almost entirely overcome the effects of student backgrounds. He proudly leads schools in under-resourced communities where he was raised.
Shenethe Parks has proudly served CPS for more than two decades. In her current role, she supports the continued development of school leaders, educators, and instructional support teams that serve over 9,000 students on the Southeast Side of Chicago. She values partnerships with families and community stakeholders as she strives to accelerate achievement and impact growth by meeting the needs of all students.
Dr. Cheryl D. Watkins
Dr. Cheryl D. Watkins has served in CPS for 33 years. Currently, she provides leadership and instructional support to principals who are working to improve the educational outcomes of more than 11,000 students. If you ask, she will tell you that she summons the strength to do the ever-evolving work as an advocate for students from her parents, crediting them with anchoring her childhood in sacrifice, family, and truth. She is a proponent of education being a means to any end and stands on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mantra, “the time is always right to do what is right.”
Dr. Laura LeMone
As chief of schools, Dr. Laura LeMone is committed to serving the principals, faculty, staff, families, and communities of Network 14. Her priority is to continue enhancing opportunities for post-secondary education so that students of all levels are challenged to do their best. Laura strives to support the leaders in Network 14 to create strong and vibrant school communities for each student.
Michael Boraz was appointed as the chief of schools for Network 15 after serving as the principal of Lincoln Park High School (LPHS) for nine years. As network chief, Michael is responsible for developing, coaching, and supervising principals.
Megan Hougard is responsible for managing one of the four CPS networks devoted specifically to the needs of Chicago’s high school students.
Dr. Erick Pruitt
Dr. Erick Pruitt re-joined CPS in 2018 after serving as an area superintendent for the Houston Independent School District (HISD). Erick is now responsible for managing one of the four CPS networks devoted specifically to the needs of Chicago’s high school students.