2250 N Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Progressive Programs - Community Support - Academic Excellence

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School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

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Main Office

(773) 534-5535

Address

2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Teachers

Kate Sanders
Elementary 1 Assistant
Jeannie Pyrz
Elementary 1 Assistant
Alexander Cookman
Elementary 1 Assistant
Education and Career Background: Bachelors in Sociology from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA Alexander have been teaching elementary-aged children for nearly a decade. He comes to Mayer following a five year tenure in a 6-9 room at Bloomington Montessori Elementary School. Approach to Learning and Teaching: I am a firm believer in the Montessori pedagogy, having experienced it both as […]
Ju Young Kim
Elementary 1 Assistant
Sarah Beckette
Elementary 1 Teacher
Education Career and Background: Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Theater, Northeastern Illinois University Masters of Education, Early Childhood and Special Education, University of Illinois at Chicago Approach to Learning and Teaching: My teaching philosophy is rooted in my desire to effectively instill in each child the love for learning, alongside confidence in their own abilities to succeed. I believe that […]
Jessica Kubiak
Elementary 2 Teaching Assistant
Education and career background:  Bachelors degree from Rice University and Northpark University Currently Pursueing a Master’s degree in social work from Erikson Insitute. Approach to Learning and Teaching:  Jessica is passionate about making connections and building strong relationships with all students. She value’s laughter and authenticity and work hard to make sure each student is learning and growing. She also enjoy creating […]
Melanie Boone
EC Teaching Assistant
Education and Career Experience:  Masters in Elementary Education Approach to Learning and Teaching: As a teacher and mentor, one has to be patient, a good listener and know how to actively involve students in a positive way that encourages development and growth. My love and concern for all children allows me to create an environment and classroom community that promotes […]
Ben Bontempo
EC Teaching Assistant
Education and Career Background:  Bachelor’s Degree in theater performance from Simon’s Rock College Approach to Learning and Teaching: I have been an assistant at Oscar Mayer since 2010. My favorite thing about working at Mayer is watching students help each other and support each other. I greatly admire and am committed to the Montessori teaching philosophy. Hobbies/Interests:  I have been […]
Michelle Desantis
EL I Teaching Assistant
Danielle Drayton
Principal
Education and career background:  Bachelor of Science in Business Management, National Louis University Masters of Arts in Elementary Education, National Louis University Emerging Leaders Program & Aspiring Principal Program, New Leaders Illinois Professional Educator License Reach Teacher Evaluator Principal Endorsement Approach to Learning and Teaching:  I have worked in elementary education for over 14 years in parochial and charter schools.  […]