Stephen Weber, Director – Stephen joined the management team of EE in the fall of 2005 and now serves as Director. He holds an MBA in international business administration (2003) and an MA in English and creative writing (1995) from the University of Illinois – Chicago. He has also earned a BA in English (1992) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Besides his financial expertise, Stephen has extensive experience tutoring students in various subjects and facilitates executive functioning workshops and high school entrance exam sessions for clients of Educational Endeavors.
Erin Bosack Garcia, Program Manager – Erin writes curriculum for all EE workshops, trains tutors and instructors, and cultivates strong relationships with EE’s partner organizations, schools, and families. Prior to entering this role, Erin spent ten years as a high school English teacher in Glenview, IL where she taught World Literature and Humanities among other English courses. An EE tutor and workshop instructor since 2007, Erin has helped a great number of students improve standardized test scores, refine college essays and other writing, and discover what study habits work best for them. She holds a BA in English from The Ohio State University and an MA in teaching from National-Louis University.
Imani LaGrone, Manager of Tutor Recruitment & Client Maintenance – Imani is a first year master’s student at The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. She received her bachelor’s degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where she studied psychology, neuroscience and sociology/anthropology. She has always valued education and had a passion for working with youth. She has experience mentoring and tutoring students in elementary, middle and high school. Her favorite subjects are English language arts and pre-algebra! She believes that education is a tool that all youth should have access to and wants to work hard helping students receive opportunities and achieve their goals. When not tutoring, Imani enjoys spending time with loved ones, browsing Pinterest and cooking meals for her family.
John Warner, Staff Writer – John is a writer, editor, speaker, researcher, and author of eight books, including Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities (Johns Hopkins UP) and The Writer’s Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing (Penguin). With 20 years of college teaching experience and seven years as a contributor to Inside Higher Ed, John has become a national voice on issues of faculty labor, institutional values, and writing pedagogy. John is also a weekly columnist for the Chicago Tribune, writing on books and reading, and works as senior analyst and communication strategist for Willow Research, a market research firm focused on helping mission-driven institutions and organizations. He is affiliate faculty at the College of Charleston. His most recent book, Sustainable. Resilient. Free.: The Future of Public Higher Education is now available.