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Our Leadership Team

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  • Kim Wargo

    Head of School, GEMS World Academy Chicago
    Bio
  • Andrew Slater

    Associate Head of School, GEMS World Academy Chicago
    Bio
  • Geoff Jones

    Head of School Emeritus, GEMS World Academy Chicago
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  • Denise Gallucci

    Denise Gallucci

    Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Education Americas and The Education Partners
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  • Mary Beth Wilson

    Chief Learning Officer, GEMS Education Americas and The Education Partners
    Bio
  • Delphine Lenoir

    Director of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications, GEMS World Academy Chicago
    Bio

Our Faculty & Staff

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  • Jessica Anglin

    Grade 1 Assistant Teacher

    Bio
  • Jay Annadurai

    Middle School Teacher
    Bio
  • Anne Berviller

    French Teacher
    Bio
  • Joel Blecha

    Grade 1 Teacher
    Bio
  • Marjorie Blettry

    Spanish and French Teacher
    Bio
  • Leah Brown

    Counselor
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  • Joseph Cella

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Michael Ferbrache

    Grade 1 Teacher
    Bio
  • Richard Getzel

    Middle School Math Teacher
    Bio
  • Vickie Godfrey

    Executive Assistant to the Head of School
    Bio
  • Johanna Gomez

    Spanish Teacher
    Bio
  • Katie Hellerman

    Spanish Teacher
    Bio
  • Leigh Ann Hollander

    Preschool Teacher
    Bio
  • Ben Hollister

    Grade 2 Teacher
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  • Erica Holman

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher
    Bio
  • Shannon Hurst

    Middle School Science Teacher
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  • Jezail Jackson

    Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
    Bio
  • Molly Jenkins

    Grade 4 Assistant Teacher
    Bio
  • Adam Justice

    Physical Education Teacher
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  • Jennifer Keenan

    Grade 3 Teacher
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  • Peg Keiner

    Technology and Innovation Leader
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  • Panagiotis Koutsouris

    Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
    Bio
  • Eila Kvaran

    Primary Years Coordinator and Curriculum Integrator
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  • Deborah Lasala

    Lower School STEAM and Innovation Leader

    Bio
  • Jessica Lind

    Administrative Assistant to the Associate Head of School
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  • Kristen Machczynski

    Research and Innovation Leader
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  • Rachael Malone

    Grade 3 Teacher
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  • Robert Mayfield

    Music Teacher

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  • Laura McCammack

    Grade 4 Teacher
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  • Quinn Menchetti

    Physical Education Teacher
    Bio
  • Sharon Moore

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Celeste Olson

    Grade 5 Assistant Teacher

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  • Emelina Ortiz

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Georgia Pereira

    Grade 2 Assistant Teacher
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  • Bridget Porterfield

    Middle School Teacher
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  • Susan Recchia

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Eliza Reed

    Junior Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
    Bio
  • Kirsten Richards

    Grade 1 Assistant Teacher
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  • Chris Roebuck

    Music Teacher
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  • Kris Sabel

    Nurse
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  • Taneal Sanders

    Grade 5 Teacher
    Bio
  • Jennifer Schmidt

    Art Teacher
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  • Elysia Sheehan

    Art and Design Teacher
    Bio
  • Constance Shepardson Charles

    Interim Librarian
    Bio
  • Yoo-Kyung Shim

    Grade 2 Teacher
    Bio
  • Lisa Slater

    Kindergarten Teacher
    Bio
  • Michael Taback

    Learning Specialist
    Bio
  • Meghan Walsh

    Preschool Assistant Teacher
    Bio
  • Stephanie Williams

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher
    Bio
  • Chelsea Wilson

    Junior Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
    Bio
  • Robert Wood

    Mathematics Learning Specialist
    Bio
  • Molly Ziegler

    Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Bio
  • Matt Arado

    Associate Director of Communications
    Bio
  • Ashley Demma

    Digital Media and Events Manager
    Bio
  • Betsy Nicketakis

    Associate Director of Marketing & Enrollment Management
    Bio
  • Michael Riley

    IT Director, GEMS World Academy Chicago
    Bio

Our Chicago Advisory Board

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  • Stephanie Pace Marshall

    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Founding President & President Emerita
  • Manny Sanchez

    Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP, Founder and Managing Partner

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