School Leadership



Mary Hollie
President and Chief Executive Officer

Chuck Kudia
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer  

Colleen Conlan-Carter, Ed.D.
Vice President, Academic Affairs and Residential Services

Kim Luckey
Vice President, Development and Communications

Anne Budicin

Tony Talarico
Vice President of Facilities and Food Service

Monique Turner
Director of Residential Services  


Board of Trustees

Norman H. Wesley, Chairman
Retired Chairman & CEO
Fortune Brands

Mary Hollie, President
President & CEO
Glenwood Academy

S. Biff Bowman, Vice Chairman
Executive Vice President & CFO
Northern Trust Corporation

Boris Elisman, Vice Chairman
President & CEO
ACCO Brands

Patrick Flinn, Vice Chairman
Retired President
Flinn Scientific 

Kurt A. Gabouer, Vice Chairman

Harry Hostetler, Vice Chairman
Retired CEO
Whiteley Bearing 

Pamela D. Lawlor, Vice Chairman
Community Representative

Mark T. Wight, Vice Chairman
Chairman & CEO
Wight & Company

E-Learning Educational Resources

Below is a list of several educational resources, activities and tips for you to do while you are at home e-learning.  If you complete any of these activities, please email Ms. Bazil at to earn merits!


Great Books | Free Online Discussions for Students (Grades 1–4)

April 2, 2020, 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. central time


Online Reading: Younger Readers


Online Reading: Chapter Books


Type to Learn


Virtual Field Trips

*Click HERE for a guide from Mrs. Budicin on taking Virtual Field Trips*

Brookfield Zoo's "Bring The Zoo To You" broadcast, each weekday at 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Museum: Chicago's Adler Planetarium

Virtual Museum: Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

Virtual Museum: Chicago's Field Museum

Virtual Museum: The Art Institute of Chicago

Virtual Museum: DuSable Museum of African American History

Virtual Museum: National Museum of Mexican Art

Virtual Museum: IIT Institute of Design

Oriental Institute Museum at University of Chicago

Studs Terkel Radio Archive


Pre-School & Early Elementary School Resources

Illinois State Board of Education resources for parents

Chicago Public Schools' educational resources to support students during coronavirus school closings

Chicago Public Schools' virtual library

Chicago Public Library e-books and audiobooks

Burst into Books is offering parents a weekly game plan they can follow whether or not their children have laptops or tablets

Oxford Owl - Free e-books and math games and activities for ages 3-11

BrainPop Junior - Learning tools for STEM, social studies, reading/writing, health and arts for grades K-3

The Space Foundation Discovery Center - STEM lesson plans for ages PreK-20

Mystery Science - Science lessons for grades K-5


Elementary, Middle School and Above Resources

Chicago Public Schools' recommended reading list and podcasts for high school students

ABCYa - Reading and math games and activities for grades PreK-6 - Math lessons for grades K-5

Disneynature - Movies and complimentary educational materials for grades 2-6

Scratch - Interactive story, game and animation design from the MIT Media Lab, designed for ages 8 to 16 but available for anyone

STMath - Math lessons for grades PreK-8

Prodigy Math - Math programs for grades 1-8

Curriculum Associates - Math and reading activity packs for grades K-8

DK Find Out! Lessons in subjects such as history, science and coding

Listenwise - Non-fiction audio stories covering ELA, social studies and science for grades 2-12

CommonLit - Reading and writing lessons for grades 3-12

Codecademy - Data science and coding lessons for high school and college students


All Ages Resources

National Geographic Kids Science Lab - Science experiments, videos and articles

National Ocean Service (NOAA) Kids - Science activities and resources for kids and educators

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! - Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems explore ways of writing and making with kids of all ages


Scholastic Learn-At-Home Resources - Learning experiences for K-9

Greg Tang Math - Math games and resources for all ages

SciShow Kids - Videos explaining scientific concepts for young, curious minds

Frontiers for Young Minds - Science articles written by scientists and reviewed by kids

The Kid Should See This - STEAM, history, and culture-focused videos for kids of all ages

Imagineering in a Box - Lessons on theme park design and engineering via Walt Disney Imagineering, Pixar and Khan Academy

BBC Bitesize - Lessons covering math, English, science and more for ages 3-16+

BrainPop - Learning tools covering a variety of subjects

BreakoutEDU - Immersive learning games for grades K-12

Wonderopolis - Educational articles for grades K-12

XtraMath - Math programs for students, parents and teachers

How Stuff Works - Educational videos exploring the world around us - Computer science lessons for grades K-12 - Keyboarding, digital literacy, and coding lessons for all ages

IXL - Lessons in math, language arts, science, social studies and Spanish for grades PreK-12 - Math, ELA and science for grades K-12

KCET At-Home Learning - Educational resources from PBS SoCal | KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations for grades PreK-12

California Academy of Sciences - Apps, immersive interactives, and engaging videos covering a variety of science topics

Bill Nye the Science Guy - Educational videos covering life, physical and planetary sciences

NASA STEM @ Home for Students - STEM articles and activities for grades K-12+

Gizmos - Simulations exploring concepts in math and science for grades 3-12

PhET Interactive Simulations - Interactive simulations for science and math

Khan Academy - Lessons on grammar, science, history and math for grades K-12

Professor Egghead Science Academy - Interactive lessons on science and engineering - Writing and grammar activities for grades K-12

Quizlet Flash cards, quizzes and games for languages, arts and humanities, social science, computer skills, science and math

Duolingo - Language education for 35 languages

Arbol ABC- Bilingual Spanish games


Additional Resources (may require purchase or subscription)

SkyART - a wide variety of content for at-home art making activities such as portraiture, watercolor, collage and even cooking or sharing art.

Pre-school Inspirations - Lesson plans for toddlers

Other Goose - Lessons for ages 2-7

ABCmouse - Reading, math, science and art curriculum for ages 2-8

Reading IQ - Books for kids of all reading levels, ages 2-12

Raz-Kids - Literacy and reading comprehension at various levels in English and Spanish for grades K-5

Epic! - Books, learning videos and quizzes for ages 12 and under

Amplify - ELA, math and science curriculum for grades K-8

Adventure Academy - Reading, math and science games and videos for ages 8-13

Vooks - Read-aloud animated books and complimentary lesson plans

Book Creator - Creative book builder for students and teachers

Conjuguemos - Language education for Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Korean and Latin

Mango - Language education for 70 languages

PandaTree - Spanish and Mandarin Chinese language education for ages 2-17


Additional Student E-Learning Links (2-8 grd.)

Elementary BookFlix (username and password gwacademy)

Junior High TrueFlix (username and password gwacademy) (2-8 grd.)

(code25J95F) (4-8 grd. students) (Chrome, not a tablet) ( 6-8 grd. Social Studies) (7th grd. Social Studies) (2-8 grd.)- cannot use on Chromebook, PC and Mac only, GAD before username (2-8 physical fitness/workout video) (2-8 physical fitness/workout video)  (teacher supplied username & password - 4th-5th grade)

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities 


Books read aloud for older grades maybe 4th & 5th grade


Books to read to children


Yoga + Workout Videos to keep Kids active while at home

Yoga for Kids

Yoga for Tweens

Hip-Hop Dance Workout

Little Kids Workout 1

Little Kids Workout 2


Chicago Children’s Theatre “Play @ Home” Contest






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