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Tutoring Chicago ContactsStaff Board of Directors Advisory Board Tutoring Associate Board (TAB)
Erin McPartlin, Executive Director, started with Tutoring Chicago in 2001 as the Program Director. She has served as the organization’s Executive Director since 2005. Prior to leading Tutoring Chicago, Ms. McPartlin taught fifth grade for several years, focusing on special education inclusion and improvements to mathematics curriculum. She holds a BA from Marquette University and teaching certificates for grades K-9 in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Jennifer Bressler, Director of Research and Evaluation, held the position of Director of the JUF Right Start Program and Early Childhood Initiatives for the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Jen joins the team with over 14 years of non-profit experience. Prior to her time at the JUF, she held the position of Executive Director at East Village Youth Program (EVYP). She began her career at EVYP as the Director of High School and College Programs in the fall of 2006. Before joining EVYP, Jen spent three years coordinating diversity and anti-bias workshops for the Anti-Defamation League’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute. She also taught courses for DePaul University’s Technology & Development Department and was a Chicago Public School Summer Fellow at Prosser Career Academy. Jen holds a bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Simmons College in Boston, MA and a Master’s degree in Education from DePaul University in Chicago.
Sarah Earl, Program Director, joined our staff in summer 2012. She earned her masters degree in Instructional Leadership with a Reading Specialist Certification in 2013. She holds a BS from University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Prior to joining our staff, Sarah volunteered her time as weekly coordinator, assisting tutors and students.
Carolina Estay, Logan Square Site Manager, holds a B.A. in English and a Translation Degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile. She was the Spanish Native Assistant at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where she taught undergraduate classes on Conversation and Hispanic Culture. She also volunteered for the Concordia Language Villages education program in Bemidji. She has taught Spanish and English for grades Pre-K through 6th, both in the U.S. and Chile. She has worked with several Chicago organizations such as The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago Park District and CPS developing and managing after-school foreign language programs.
Kelly Flippin, Director of Development and Marketing, joined the Tutoring Chicago team in the summer of 2018. Prior to joining the team Kelly spent the last 10 years in non-profit development working for organizations such as Reading Partners, and CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, where she focused her time on individual giving, special events, and corporate and foundation relations. She holds a BS from the Ohio State University. email@example.com 312-690-4783
Suraj Kandukuri, Hyde Park Site Manager, has served as a marketer and analyst for healthcare companies including 1700-bed hospital systems, privately-owned clinics and surgery center, and startups. He holds a BS in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
EL Da’Sheon Nix, Community Relations Director, is a former football player and a 2004 graduate of Northwestern University who majored in Human Development and Psychological Services and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education and Social Policy. As the Community Relations Director, EL Da’ Sheon brings in nearly 15 years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector and a lifelong passion for connecting youth, families, and communities to the resources needed to thrive and be successful. firstname.lastname@example.org 224-202-7565
Kimberly Renton, Near West Side Site Manager, joined Tutoring Chicago as an intern in the fall of 2014. Kimberly received a B.A. in Comparative Religious Studies from the College of Charleston and just completed her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education at DePaul University. Prior to moving to Chicago, Kimberly served for two years as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with a volunteer tutoring initiative in Columbia, South Carolina.
Bradley Troast, Operations Director, manages student and volunteer enrollment and the matching process. Bradley graduated from Northwestern University in 2009 with a BS in Communication. Prior to joining Tutoring Chicago in 2012, he was an Americorps VISTA in Washington, DC, working on a mentoring initiative. Currently Bradley lives in Roscoe Village with his dog and he enjoys watching old movies and trying new restaurants.
Sarah Walter, Logan Square LIT Manager, joins the staff of Tutoring Chicago as a former volunteer for the SMART program. She has taught in bilingual and dual language classrooms in Latin America, Chicago Public Schools, and rural northern Illinois, all the while with a focus on early literacy development. She continues to support her community in a different way, co-managing a sustainable vegetable farm in Garfield Park. Sarah holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from DePaul University. email@example.com 312-809-6537
Alex Wu, Technology Director, joined Tutoring Chicago in spring 2012. Alex has experience working with kids in Chicago Public Schools. Alex is a graduate of the University of Denver and has experience in teaching students K-12.
Board of Directors
CEO and Founder, Dragonflyt LLC
*Howard Meyer, Co-Vice Chair
Senior Vice President, Zeller Realty Group
*Marc McCallister, Co-Vice Chair
Partner, McCallister Law Group, LLC
*Mike King, Treasurer
Managing Director, CIBC Bank US
Scott Peters, Secretary
Retired Associate General Counsel, Exelon
Chris Cassata, Director
Executive Vice President, JLL
Meghan Hoover, Director
Chief Marketing Officer, SCENESAVE
Will Johnson, Director
Chief Executive Officer, Harris Poll
John Kruper, Director
Chief Learning Officer, Sykes Enterprises
Zack Fishman, Director
Founder, Chess Education Partners
Founder, Great Hearts Initiative
Megan Milich, Director
Director of Business Development, Redwood Logistics
Maggie Parker, Director
Communications Lead, Uptake
Nathan Post, Director
Assistant Vice President, Marketing, BCS Financial Corporation
Tommy Sternberg, Director
Global Healthcare Analyst, William Blair
Scott Wentworth, Director
Founder and CEO, Wentworth Financial Communications
Maja Fidanovski, Tutoring Associate Board (TAB) Chair
Manager, Custodian Relationship at HighTower (TAB President)
Director, Human Resources & Communications at Geneva Advisors (Former Tutor and Board Vice-President)
Chief Financial Officer, Heartland Automotive Services
Director of Youth Ministries, Restoration Anglican Church (graduate of Tutoring Chicago)
President, Tuft & Assoc. (Former Tutor, Executive Director and Board Member)
Vice President, Consulting, Retail and Consumer Services Vertical, Zensar Technologies
VP, Talent Acquisition, Engagement & Retention Research, Bersin by Deloitte
Chief Communications Officer, Grant Thornton LLP
CTO, Calamos Investments (former Board President and tutor)
TV Anchor, WGN Television
Partner, Miller Shakman & Beem (former Board President and tutor)
Tutoring Associate Board (TAB)
The TAB serves as a junior board comprised of dedicated veteran volunteers, whose intent is to support the mission of Tutoring Chicago. The TAB serves as leaders of each classroom, supporting the volunteer population. They also assist with fundraising, event planning and communication.
Leigh Borgeson, Vice President
Jaqi Panizzo, Secretary
Maura Foley, Treasurer