Ms. Kathleen Clarke - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Ms. Kathleen Clarke

  • Member of Executive Committee
Board Appointment
  • Trustee Since 2016
  • Representative of the Illinois private industry sector, appointed by the Governor
Occupation

President and Chief Operating Officer at the Chicago Charter School Foundation

Education
  • MPP in Public Policy Studies with a concentration in Finance from University of Chicago
  • B.A. in History from Grinnell College
  • IMSA Class of 1993
Notable Accomplishments

Clarke has spent her career ensuring non-profits have a strong financial and operational footing. She is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer at the Chicago Charter School Foundation and leads the finance, facilities and development efforts for the non­profit that serves more than 8,500 children. She has served on multiple panels, committees, and commissions on issues related to non-profit finance. She was the founding Director of Operations at Namaste Charter School, growing the ground-breaking dual language school that combines health and wellness with academic rigor from serving 90 students to 450 students.