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.
Chief Tiffany Sanders has served CPS students and communities since 2002 as an educator, school leader, deputy chief, and now as the chief of Network 9. As chief, Tiffany believes all children can and deserve to achieve at high levels; she leads 24 Network 9 schools with a focus on high-quality tier I instruction, small group differentiated instruction, and the use of formative assessments to drive instruction.
A proud CPS graduate, Tiffany attended Parker Community Academy, Nightingale Elementary, and Lindblom High School as a student. Tiffany then began her CPS career as a middle school math teacher, and later served as a math coach and school administrator. As principal of John Whistler Elementary School, Tiffany led the school from probationary status to Level 1+ status and a perfect SQRP rating through transformative leadership. Tiffany was honored by then Mayor Rahm Emmanuel as a top-performing principal for student growth in both reading and mathematics.
Tiffany holds a master of arts in educational administration from Governors State University and a bachelor of arts from Chicago State University.
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.
Chief Daniel Perry has served CPS communities since 2004 as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, deputy chief of schools, and currently as chief of Network 13 with a focus on collaboration, high-quality instruction, and leadership through an equity lens.
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.