Donald G. York, Horace B. Horton Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, University of Chicago. Professor York's research is in the field of interstellar material and intergalactic matter, aka, galaxy formation and the origin of the elements of the periodic table; he also directed the construction of Apache Point Observatory, home of a 3.5 meter general purpose telescope and of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Following 20 years of bringing new technologies to astronomical projects, and watching careers change because of it, Professor York has an abiding belief that technology provides some answers to the current challenges in education in the public schools. In 1996 he co-founded the Chicago Public Schools | University of Chicago Internet Project (CUIP), which assists 35 schools in neighborhoods surrounding the University of Chicago to enhance teaching and learning through the use of Internet and other computer technologies.
Mitch Marks, Technology Coordinator, CUIP. Mr. Marks has been CUIP's Technology Coordinator since almost the inception of the program in 1996. He collaborates, supports, and trains the Technology Coordinators of the CUIP schools in developing and maintaining their schools' networks and systems. He also trains and coaches University of Chicago students from the Neighborhood Schools Program, so that they can support schools' technical and classroom integration needs. Mr. Marks holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. He also holds several industry certifications from CompTIA and Microsoft.
Russ Revzan, Technology Resource Advisor, CUIP. Mr. Revzan joined CUIP in 2006 after a 30-year career with the Chicago Public schools as a classroom teacher and technology coordinator. In his work for CUIP, Mr. Revzan works with school technology coordinators and provides technology project support for classroom teachers. Mr. Revzan holds an M.A. in Education Leadership, Instructional Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University. He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at National-Louis University, in the Technology in Education Program, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes.
Sara Dennison, Technology Resource Advisor, CUIP. Ms. Dennison began working with CUIP as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer in 2006. She was hired after her year-long commitment to the AmeriCorps program as a full-time Technology Resource Advisor and works with school technology coordinators and classroom teachers to support technology integration into the curriculum. Ms. Dennison holds a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Science from the University of New Mexico.
Shaz Rasul, Director, Neighborhood Schools Program.
Terry Jones, Technology Resource Advisor, CUIP . Mr. Jones joined CUIP in January 2011, after a 42 year career with CPS as a classroom teacher, mathematics teacher, math lab teacher, computer lab teacher, and technology coordinator. Mr. Jones works with school technology coordinators and provides technology project support for classroom teachers. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Education from Roosevelt University, and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Evansville. He was also an adjunct Mathematics instructor at South Suburban College for 11 years.
Tremayne Baker, Technology Resource Advisor, CUIP. Mr. Baker joined CUIP in March of2012. Mr. Baker works with several Chicago Public School Principals and Technology coordinators to develop technology platforms that will assist in providing students a successful learning experience. He also helps support the technology infrastructure within the Public School System. Mr. Baker holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University. He also holds several industry certifications from CompTIA and Microsoft.