Dr. Jan Van Dam | Judy Salpeter | David Jakes | Robert Nelson | Mary Ann Pollett | Eileen Gallagher | Kim Carter | Robert Ewy | Joy Rose | Susan McLester | Jane Bloomquist | Joe Huber | Chris Seiberling | Jeff Branzburg | Peter Reilly | Robert W. Runcie | Gwen Solomon | Woody Ziegler
...Mary Ann PollettPrincipal, Montefiore Special School
...Mary Ann Pollett
has spent the last 31 of her
35 years as an educator at the Montefiore Special School
, a special education therapeutic day school for severely emotionally disturbed (SED) boys, established in l929.She has served as Montefiore's (first woman) principal since l993.Dr. Pollett
B.S.Ed. in l966 from Northern Illinois University
, an M.A. from Roosevelt University
in l971 and her
Ed.D. from Loyola University
in l982.She was one of thirty-one principals selected in l996, by the CEO and the Chief Accountability Officer of the Chicago Public Schools, to serve as a Probation Manager/Mentor Principal.
In l999, she
was a recipient of the School Leadership Award presented jointly by the Chicago Principals & Administrators Association
(CPAA) and CPS
.With help from Oracle
and Beaumont Foundation grants, Montefiore students all have regular access to technology.A case-study she co-authored with Montefiore's technology coordinator documenting Montefiore's extensive technology-based work was inducted into the Smithsonian's permanent ComputerWorld collection of the National Museum of American History.