Governance

A 7-member corporate Board of Directors and a 13-member Advisory Council oversee the University of Chicago Charter School alongside Charter and Campus directors. University of Chicago leaders sit on the Board of Directors. Parent leaders, community leaders and University leaders are members of the Advisory Council.

Board of Directors

The UChicago Charter School’s Board of Directors is responsible for the fiduciary and legal obligations of the UChicago Charter.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council includes parent, community, and University of Chicago leaders who provide guidance and direction on major policy and program initiatives at the UChicago Charter School.

P-TAC

The UChicago Charter School’s Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee (P-TAC) supports the development and implementation of student discipline policies.

Board of Directors

Daniel Abebe, President-Board of Directors

Vice Provost, and the Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of Law and Walter Mander Teaching Scholar

The University of Chicago

Tanika Island Childress

CEO, the University of Chicago Charter School

The University of Chicago

Deborah Gorman-Smith, Vice President- Board of Directors

Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor and Dean of the School of Social Service Administration

The University of Chicago

Ivan Samstein, Treasurer- Board of Directors

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago

Susana L. Vasquez

Associate Vice President for Office of Civic Engagement

The University of Chicago

Katie Callow Wright

Vice President and Secretary of the University and Chief of Staff to President Zimmer

The University of Chicago

 

Patrice Ziegler (Donoghue)

 

Advisory Council

Daniel Abebe, President-Board of Directors

Vice Provost, and the Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of Law and Walter Mander Teaching Scholar

The University of Chicago

TiChina Barrett (Woodlawn MS)

Danielle Brown (Woodlawn HS)

Tanika Island Childress

CEO, the University of Chicago Charter School

The University of Chicago

Terrika Clopton (NKO)

Julie Getzels

Dean Deborah Gorman-Smith, Vice President- Board of Directors & Chair of Advisory Council

Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor and Dean of the School of Social Service Administration

The University of Chicago

John Mark Hansen (Mark)

Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor and Senior Advisor to the President

The University of Chicago

Chris Harris Sr., Vice Chair of Advisory Council

Senior Pastor – Bright Star Church of God in Christ

CEO – Bright Star Community Outreach, Inc. (BSCO)

Priscilla Kersten

President

Square One Foundation

Patricia C. Lane (Patty)

Community Leader and Volunteer

Charles A. Lewis (Chuck)

Chairman

Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation

Laura Van Peenan

Managing Director, Investment Banking

William Blair & Company

Lee Pratter

Senior Director of Development

Chicago Housing Authority

Dr. Shantá Robinson, PhD

Assistant Professor

The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Patrice Ziegler (Donoghue)

**-Chuck Lewis is a Founding Member of the Governing Board and thus, he is not subject to the membership terms of at large members.

 

Parent-Teacher Advisory Council

  • Derrick Asante
    Teacher, North Kenwood/Oakland Campus
  • Josh and Donna Dortzbach
    Parents, North Kenwood/Oakland Campus
  • Patrice Bledsoe
    Parent, Donoghue Campus
  • Jerome Anderson
    Parent, Donoghue Campus
  • Danielle Brown
    Parent, Woodlawn Middle School Campus
  • Angel Burgess
    Parent, Woodlawn High School Campus

UChicago Charter School

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at the University of Chicago

info@uchicagocharter.org

773-834-2865

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