Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

Dr. Erin Roche


  Erin Roche

  Chair of the Board of Trustees

  Member of Executive Committee

Board Appointment:

  • Trustee since 2005
  • Representative of Secondary Education, appointed by the State Superintendent of Education


Principal of Prescott Magnet Cluster School


  • Ed.D. Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University
  • M.A. in Education, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • National Board Certified Teacher - Early Adolescence/English Language Arts (2001)
  • B.A. in Elementary Education and Mathematics, Knox College 
  • IMSA charter class 1989

Notable Accomplishments:

Trustee Roche is a member of the Local Advisory Board to New Leaders for New Schools-Chicago, a national principal preparation program.  He was a Fulbright Summer Scholar to Mexico, and served with the Peace Corps in Honduras.  Trustee Roche has also worked with the Chicago Public Schools to create Telpochcalli, a school dedicated to developing bilingual English/Spanish students.