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Accountability Redesign

Members of the Advisory Group

Board of Education Representatives

  • Sendhil Revuluri, Vice President, Chicago Board of Education
  • Amy Rome, Member, Chicago Board of Education

CPS School Representatives:

  • Barton Dassinger, Principal, Chavez Multicultural Academic Center Elementary School
  • Marquita Jones, Special Education Teacher, Phoenix Military Academy High School
  • Josh Long, Principal, Southside Occupational Academy High School
  • Juan Carlos Ocon, Principal, Juarez Community Academy High School
  • Terea Peoples, Principal, Till Math and Science Academy
  • Rodolfo Rojas, Principal, Everett Elementary School
  • Rashid Shabazz, Principal, Wadsworth Elementary School
  • Michelle Velez, Teacher, De Diego Elementary Community Academy

Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Representative

  • Paula Barajas, Special Education Teacher & English as a Second Language Teacher

CPS Parent/LSC Representatives

  • Nastassia Ballard, Parent, Libby Elementary School
  • Vanessa Espinoza, Parent, Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy
  • Darlene O’Banner, Family/LSC Member, Earle Elementary School and Co-Chair, Englewood CAC

CPS Student Representatives

  • Sofia Fatima, CPS Student, Amundsen High School
  • Luz Mayancela, CPS Student, Westinghouse College Prep

Charter Stakeholders 

  • Kyle Cole, Chief Academic Officer, Noble Charter Schools
  • Michael Salmonowicz, VP Operations, KIPP Chicago
  • Melissa Sweazy, Principal, Esmeralda Santiago Elementary School

Academic and Community Group Representatives: 

  • John Q. Easton, Senior Fellow, UChicago Consortium
  • Natalie Neris, Chief of Community Engagement, Kids First Chicago
  • Paul Zavitkovsky, CUEL Developer (Continuous Improvement and Leader Development) and Policy Advocate, Center for Urban Education Leadership, UIC
  • Cata Truss, Member, Austin CAC
  • Areulia Davis, Member, North Lawndale CAC
  • James Patrick, Member, Greater Bronzeville CAC

District and City Representatives: 

  • Liam Bird, Equity Policy Strategist, CPS
  • Julie Burnett, Director, K-16 Policy at City of Chicago
  • Julious Lawson, Chief, Network 11, CPS 
  • Laura Lemone, Chief, Network 14, CPS
  • Richard Smith, Deputy Chief for Small High Schools, CPS

Advisory Group Meeting Materials


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