MEET OUR BOARD

One thing that sets UCA apart is the level of care and attention provided to our students.

Our staff-to-student ratio is on average 1 staff member to 5 students. UCA's team includes wonderful people who love God and people. We have a deep passion and desire to teach, train, and assist each student with homework needs during the school year.

Most importantly, we truly care about each student.

Board of Directors

ROB BOHNING

Board Member

  • BSEd, Spanish Education (K-12), BA, Music

  • MA in TESOL (K-Adult)

  • MA in Biblical Languages: Biblical Hebrew & Greek, Ordained Minister by the SBMF

  • 24 years of Educational Experience: Classroom Teacher (K-12), University of Missouri system-TESOL, Zayed University, UAE- Professor

  • 3 years Director of English Language Learners, International Education

  • MO Baptist Church Planter, Hispanic & Messianic Jewish congregations

GRACE EREMIN

Board Member

  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University, Chicago

  • BBA in Marketing and Finance from Loyola University of Chicago

  • Over 25 years experience in technical and strategic communications within financial services, healthcare and information technologies.

YING BASS

Board Member

  • Education: Associates in Cosmetology

  • Quote: I've watched UCA grow from inception to where it is today. I was drawn to UCA because I saw their passion and commitment to education and applying biblical values to educating the next generation is something that I strongly believe in. We should not just teach our youth the fundamentals of secular education, but we should also teach them holistically, encompassing elements of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

DEBRA FLORES

Board Member

  • Education: Moody Bible Institute

  • Experiences: Teacher and Retired principal of Humboldt Community Christian School, 18 years combined. She is a proud mother and grandmother.

  • Volunteer: Works with various church ministries in the area teaching, singing, worship leader, elder, deacon, Bible study leader, justice advocate, resource director.    

SARAH COLEMAN

Board Member, IT Quality Assurance Analyst, Cofounder

  • 15 years as a professional IT Quality Assurance Analyst

  • B.S. Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University

  • Volunteer experience includes Elementary School administrative and preschool assistant and Sunday school teacher K-3rd grade

JUNE GIN

General Manager, School Manager, School Administrator, Educational Consultant

  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Administration, National Louis University

  • M.B.A. Human Resource Management, DePaul University

  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

  • 17 years experience in project and managerial positions

MARGARITA HIGGS

Human Resource Manager, Teacher, School Administrator

  • Currently enrolled Early Education, Malcolm X College

  • 25 years experience in Customer Relations, Procurement, Human Resources, and Facility Training

  • School Administrator

  • Board of Directors, Secretary (Union Impact Center) and Parent Participate (Perspectives Charter School)

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