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ABOUT US

One Chance Illinois is based on a simple notion: every child has just one chance to get a great K-12 education. When it comes to a child’s education, there are no do-overs.

We seek to change the education policy conversation. Today, too many public, charter, and independent school sector leaders argue about which type of school is best able to serve children. Instead, parents must be empowered to choose the best school for their child.

Let’s be clear — we do not favor one school type over another. We instead support access to great schools and educational opportunities. Period.

Most importantly, we believe in realistic solutions– always putting children first but also considering the perspective of educators who need to implement them.

We need Illinoisans to join us and demand access to better schools and educational opportunities for all students across the state.

Myles X Mendoza

Myles X Mendoza

Executive Director
Joshua Dwyer

Joshua Dwyer

Policy Director
Ebony Scott

Ebony Scott

Coalition Director
Kenzie Verheyen

Kenzie Verheyen

Communications Associate
Colin Driehorst

Colin Driehorst

Policy Associate
Jim Perry

Jim Perry

Co-founder of Madison Dearborn Partners
Jack Buck

Jack Buck

President, Free Market Ventures
Kevin Chavous

Kevin Chavous

Author, Attorney and Education Policy Advocate
Nakisha Hobbs

Nakisha Hobbs

Principal and Co-Founder of Village Leadership Academy
Bob Huffman

Bob Huffman

Co-founder of Relative Value Partners LLC
Ed Kirby

Ed Kirby

Education Policy Consultant
Myles X Mendoza

Myles X Mendoza

Executive Director
John Russell

John Russell

Founder at Versatile Capital Management
John Schoenig

John Schoenig

Director of Teacher Formation and Education Policy, Notre Dame’s Program for K-12 Educational Access
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