Contact info for Chicago Board members

Useful info from Jackie Leavy:

IF YOU THINK THAT CPS BOARD MEMBERS NEED TO HEAR DIRECTLY FROM YOU, HERE IS CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SOME OF THEM, PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ONLINE (if you search by individual Board members’ names):

Jesse Ruiz, Vice President of the Board of Education:  Thank him for meeting with Piccolo’s parents on Saturday, Feb. 18th: Jesse.Ruiz@dbr.com

Mr. Ruiz is an attorney with the law firm, Drinker & Biddle:
191 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60606-1698
(312) 569-1135
(312) 569-3135 fax

Dr. Mahalia Hines works with her son, Common’s foundation:

Common Ground Foundation
2150 S. Canalport, 3B-5
Chicago, IL 60608773-295-1915
info@commongroundfoundation.org
Phone: 773-295-1915
Fax: 877-246-5767

Henry Bienen, a political scientist and author, served as President of Northwestern University (in Evanston) from 1995 until 2009. CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION??

(From Julie: Henry Bienen, residence at 161 E. Chicago Ave Chicago IL

Olympia Centre (161 E Chicago) is a 63-story multi-use tower, built in 1985 with 39 floors of luxury condominiums, located in the heart of Chicago’s most exciting and fashionable Streeterville neighborhood. Olympia Centre offers the style and privacy of luxury living at its best as well as proximity to Chicago’s renowned stores, restaurants, theaters and cultural amenities.)

Penny Pritzker: A businesswoman and philanthropist, Pritzker is former board chair of the Chicago Public Education Fund and co-director of the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation,  She served as national finance chairwoman of President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential bid.

Office address and contact:

PSP Capital Partners LLC
300 North LaSalle, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL  60654
312-873-4801 – Phone
312-873-4891 – Fax

Rod Sierra: A parent of three CPS students, Sierra is the chief marketing officer of Johnson Publishing Co. and a former deputy press secretary to Mayor Richard Daley.

(From Julie- Here’s his personal e-mail: rodsierra@aol.com – we’re not sure he’s still at Johnson Publishing)

This is the mailing address/ph # available online:

Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.
820 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
312.322.9200

Andrea Zopp: The president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League also is a CPS parent and a former Local School Council member of Clissold Elementary School on the Far South Side. She previously served as general counsel for companies including Exelon Corp. and Sears Holdings Corp.:
4510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago , IL 60653
(773) 285-5800 Main
(773) 285-7772 Fax
Her Position: President and Chief Executive Officer
Her Phone: 773-451-3500
Her Email:president@thechicagourbanleague.org

IF YOU CHOOSE TO CONTACT THESE CPS BOARD MEMBERS, YOU CAN LET THEM KNOW . . .

—  WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE PICCOLO PARENTS’ EFFORTS?

—  WHETHER YOU THINK THE CPS BOARD SHOULD PUSH AHEAD ON FEB. 22ND TO VOTE ON PROPOSED SCHOOL ACTIONS AND TURN-AROUNDS, or instead, SHOULD the BOARD POSTPONE A VOTE?

—  ASK IF THEY PERSONALLY HAVE REVIEWED THE PLANS PREPARED BY THE CPS-SPONSORED “COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCILS” AND SCHOOLS’ ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS to School Actions or Turn-Arounds ?

If/when there are updates on SB 3239 and HB 4487 from Springfield, I will try to let you know ASAP.

Jackie

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