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Margarita Higgs: mhiggs@UCAChicago.org

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MEET OUR TEAM

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

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  • B.A.  Economics, Northeastern Illinois University

  • 12 years experience in the Banking Industry

MONICA CRUZ

Board President

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  • BA in Liberal Arts, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

  • 16 years experience in Information Technology

  • Volunteer experience includes teaching Sunday School, mentoring teens, and teaching ESL to youth and adults

  • Robert Healy School alumni, Class of 95.

STEVE LI

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.

GRACE EREMIN

Board Member

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  • 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

JUNE GIN

Board Member, General Manager, School Manager, School Administrator, Educational Consultant

PATRICE DZIIRE

  • B.A Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign J.D., New York University School of Law

  • 14 years experience as an attorney, in areas including corporate, litigation, and immigration law

  • Volunteer experience includes pro bono legal services for youth and vulnerable women

Board Member

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SIJIAN CHEN

  • Over eight years experience as a Pharmacy Technician at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Board Member

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SARAH COLEMAN

  • 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

Board Member, IT Quality Assurance Analyst

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MARGARITA HIGGS

  • 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)

Human Resource Manager, Teacher, School Administrator

Administration

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  • 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

General Manager, School Manager, School Administrator, Educational Consultant

JUNE GIN

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Academic Coach, Lead Teacher

MARJORIE BOHNING

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Administration Assistant, Lead Teacher,

Program Development

MOLLY DENTON

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Administration Assistant

BRENT GIN

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  • 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)

Human Resource Manager, Teacher, School Administrator

MARGARITA HIGGS

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WENDY CHAN

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Team Leader, Lead Teacher, Program Planner, Summit Co-Leader

SAMANTHA LOCKENOUR

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Board Member, IT Quality Assurance Analyst

SARAH COLEMAN

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Administration Assistant 

RACHEL CHAN

Teachers

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Team Leader 

Lead Teacher

Program Development

SUMMIT Co-Leader

SAMANTHA LOCKENOUR

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Academic Coach

Lead Teacher

MARJORIE BOHNING

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5th-6th Grade Teacher (Seasonal)

JOHN TYLER

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7th-8th Grade Teacher (Seasonal)

MIKE SET

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Teaching Assistant

Avarie Wilson

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Teaching Assistant

Tony Maas

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Administration Assistant

Lead Teacher,

Program Development

MOLLY DENTON

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3-4th Grade Teacher

BASE Co-Leader

HANNAH MANALILI

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3rd-4th Grade Teacher

BASE Co-Leader

EMILY PHILLIPS

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5th-6th Grade Teacher 

9th Grade Teacher

SUMMIT Co-Leader

BROCK LOCKENOUR

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Teacher Assistant

Teresa Tang

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Teaching Assistant

Micaiah Butler