Ms. Kathleen Clarke - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Ms. Kathleen Clarke

Ms. Kathleen Clarke

Member of Executive Committee

Board Appointment:

  • Trustee since 2016
  • Representative of the Illinois private industry sector, appointed by the Governor

Occupation:

Chief of Network Operations 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 Chief of Network Operations 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.