MOVING IN/ON Shazia Miller, previously an associate director in the CPS Office of Research, Evaluation and Accountability, is now a senior researcher at Learning Points, a nonprofit education research and consulting firm. … In July, Mike Milkie, principal of Noble Street Charter, will become superintendent of the Noble Street Charter Network, which eventually will consist of six charter high schools. Bill Olson, a teacher at Noble, will take over as principal of the flagship high school. … Sara Slaughter, previously program director at Chicago Metropolis 2020, was named director of education programs for McCormick Tribune Foundation. … Dion Miller Perez, the Chicago coordinator of the Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, was named director of the Telpochcalli Community Education Project. He replaces Jose Rico, a new principal in the Little Village High School complex.
THE CHICAGO PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND Timothy R. Schwertfeger, chairman & CEO of Nuveen Investments, is the new chair of The Chicago Public Education Fund. He succeeds founding Chair Scott Smith, president of Tribune Publishing. Vice chairs are Mellody L. Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management, LLC, and Penny S. Pritzker, president of Pritzker Realty Group and chairman of Classic Residence by Hyatt. There are three new members of the board of directors: John Gilbertson, head of investment banking for the Midwest region of Goldman Sachs & Co.; Barbara Malott Kizziah, vice president of the Malott Family Foundation; and Helen Zell, executive director of the Zell Family Foundation. Kevin Hanrahan, president of Optimus Recruiting, and Philip Harris, partner at the law firm of Jenner & Block, are the new co-chairs of the fund’s leadership council. Maggie Blinn, former program officer for the fund, is now deputy chief officer for principal preparation and development for CPS.
NEW SCHOOL BOARD APPOINTMENTS Mayor Richard M. Daley has named replacements for two departing members of the Chicago Board of Education. Roxanne Ward is vice president and corporate secretary for Ariel Capital Management, LLC, a member of the Safer Foundation board and an attorney. Rufus Williams is president and CEO of Olympics, LLC. Ward and Williams step into seats vacated by Avis LaVelle and Gene Saffold.
AT CLARK STREET The Human Resources department has been reorganized into six units led by the following directors: Georgette Hampton, benefits management; Tim Andrasek, compensation administration; Cheryl Colston, employee relations; Amanda Rivera, learning and development; Nancy Slavin, recruitment; and Toni Hill, HR Service Center.
PRINCIPAL CONTRACTS Interim principals Johnny Banks at Smith, Yvonne E. Jones at Drake and Carolyn G. Palmer at Spencer have been awarded contracts. … Annette Gurley has moved from acting principal to contract principal at Clark Academic Prep. … Doris Collins Harmon, previously a teacher at Andersen, is the new contract principal. … Janice L. Ledvora at Woodson, Sandra Morrow at Graham Training Center, Donna R. Nelson at Murphy and Anthony M. Spivey at Corliss have had their contracts renewed.
AWARDS Teacher Lucille Shaw of Chicago High School for Agriculture Sciences won $5,000 and national recognition from the MetLife Foundation for her work building a network of business and academic partners for the school. … Nine CPS students won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships. They are: Jennifer S. Terrell, Lincoln Park High; Gathi T. Abraham, Catherine E. Cobb, Thomas G. Graham and Michael L. Pomeranz, Northside College Prep; Chenghong Huang, Gina Moy and Vivian M. Nereim, Whitney Young Magnet High; and Daniel F. Cullina, Morgan Park Academy.
IN-SCHOOL BANKING Curie Metro is the first high school in the state to open a bank branch. Park Federal Savings Bank opened the branch in partnership with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and private donors.