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Dr. Smalley is the former principal of San Miguel Middle School on Chicago's west side and now serves as an educational administrator in the Hattiesburg Public School District in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Caprice is a Chicago west side native with twenty years of teaching and educational administrative experience.
Stephanie has broad experience in education, with 18 years on the secondary level teaching French and Spanish and coaching competitive speech and debate. She led study abroad programs and language proficiency testing as Associate Dean of the College at the University of Chicago, where she also wrote and managed foundation and other grants.
Dr. Jesuit is a native of Chicago currently serving as professor of Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Central Michigan University. David brings over twenty years of experience in the research and teaching of political science, advising Republic Foundation on best practices in political science instruction and civic leadership initiatives.
Currently a hospital administrator from Vanderbilt University's Dermatology unit, Nishq has worked with organizations at the local, state and federal level, bringing over ten years of experience from the social services and healthcare sector.