Nan is an experienced educator with a combined 20+ years of administrative and classroom experience. Her passion for educational excellence allowed her to successfully lead numerous initiatives within the second largest public school district in Illinois, enriching the classroom environment for both students and educators.
In Illinois, she served on multiple district- and school-level committees, many in leadership roles. These included the District Instructional Council and its Executive Steering Committee, chair of the District Curriculum Advisory Committee to the Board of Education, Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS), Dual Language, Equity & Excellence, Common Core State Standards – Technology, the Alliance for College Readiness, the Building Leadership Team, and the School Improvement Team.
Nan has lead many community outreach efforts, creating partnerships with local businesses, public libraries, and agencies, as well as establishing a partnership with Motorola Mobility to enable the integration of technology into the classroom. This partnership ultimately lead to internet-enabled devices, along with cloud-based applications, being implemented into daily classroom instruction.
Nan is committed to the growth and creation of learning experiences for all students, creating rich learning environments, setting the stage for life-long learners.
Nan received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin (1978), a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University (2010), and an Administrative Certification from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois (2012).
She resides in Scottsdale with her husband and three of her four children.