Steering Committee

CEC is advised by a Steering Committee that includes school administrators, school board members, and teachers, as well as educational support staff and partner organizations.

Brad Newkirk

Co-Chairperson
Chief Academic Officer, Batavia 101

Dawn Granath

Co-Chairperson
President, Rockford Education Association

Jennifer Gill

Administrator Representative
Superintendent, Springfield 186

Dr. Glenn Schlichting

Administrator Representative
Superintendent, LaGrange School District 105

Meta Mickens-Baker

Board Representative
Board Member, McLean County SD 5

Christine Pippin Northwick

Board Representative
Board Member, Glenview SD 34

Lana Myers

Teacher Representative
Vice President, Peoria Federation of Teachers

Karl Goeke

Teacher Representative
President, McLean Unit 5 Education Association

Kathleen Jesuit

Educational Support Staff Representative
Library Resource Associate, Schaumburg SD 54

Alex Wallace

Educational Support Staff Representative
Bus Driver, Oswego CUSD 308

Barbara Toney

Partner Representative
Field Services Director, Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)

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