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Tutoring Chicago

Lincoln Park
2145 N Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: (312) 397-9119
Fax: (312) 397-9141

Tutoring Chicago Contacts

Staff Board of Directors Advisory Board Tutoring Associate Board (TAB)

Staff

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.
emcpartlin@tutoringchicago.org    312-397-9125

 

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.
jsbressler@tutoringchicago.org    312-690-4251

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.
searl@tutoringchicago.org    773-832-7721

 

 

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.
cestay@tutoringchicago.org    312-854-2990

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. kflippin@tutoringchicago.org  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.
skandukuri@tutoringchicago.org 312-281-9455

 

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. enix@tutoringchicago.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. 
krenton@tutoringchicago.org    312-809-5106

 

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.
btroast@tutoringchicago.org    312-809-9094

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. swalter@tutoringchicago.org    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.
awu@tutoringchicago.org    312-854-2937

 

 

 

 

Board of Directors

*Peggy Scanlan, Chair
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

*Executive Committee

Barbara Lorsbach, Director
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)

Advisory Board

Amy Boyle, President
Director, Human Resources & Communications at Geneva Advisors (Former Tutor and Board Vice-President)

Gail Babitt
Chief Financial Officer, Heartland Automotive Services 

Isaiah Brooms
Director of Youth Ministries, Restoration Anglican Church (graduate of Tutoring Chicago)

Jill Christie
President, Tuft & Assoc. (Former Tutor, Executive Director and Board Member)

Rathi Dasgupta
Vice President, Consulting, Retail and Consumer Services Vertical, Zensar Technologies

Robin Erickson
VP, Talent Acquisition, Engagement & Retention Research, Bersin by Deloitte

Marci Kaminsky
Chief Communications Officer, Grant Thornton LLP

Andy Konchan,
CTO, Calamos Investments (former Board President and tutor)

Micah Materre
TV Anchor, WGN Television

Tom Staunton
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.

Maja Fidanovski, President
Leigh Borgeson, Vice President
Jaqi Panizzo, Secretary
Maura Foley, Treasurer
Grace Amalfitano
Libby Bales
Sarah Campbell
Suzanne Cooper
Joanna Crowder
Matthew Cullen
Raphael Felarca
Colin Garner
Chloe Gullman
Amanda Hanauer
Elizabeth Harper
Alexandria Harris
Ashley Hoehn
Elle Koss
Clare MacMillen
Amanda Moss
Kenzie Pittman
Paul Rehor
Delphine Risto
Thomas Schemmel
Allison Weil