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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MONICA CRUZ

Board President

  • B.A.  Economics, Northeastern Illinois University

  • 12 years experience in the Banking Industry

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

  • 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. 

DEBORAH FLORES

Board Member

  • 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

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SANDY CHEN

Board Member

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

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SARAH COLEMAN

Board Member, IT Quality Assurance Analyst

  • 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

Founders

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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

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BRENT GIN

General Manager, School Manager, School Administrator, Educational Consultant

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

  • Dota 2 Management, DePaul University

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

  • 17 years experience in project and managerial positions

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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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Main Line: 312.404.0153

Wendy Chan: wchan@UCAChicago.org

June Gin: jgin@UCAChicago.org

Margarita Higgs: mhiggs@UCAChicago.org

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