President – Jean Doyle
Jean taught at Morgan Park Academy for all of her teaching career. Her primary responsibilities and passions included teaching math, science, and language arts to fifth grade students. She helped to establish a school-wide recycling and composting program as well as the school’s community garden. She also loved the opportunity to direct and choreograph musicals for the upper school students that often included lower and middle school students, as well as faculty. Since retiring from teaching, Jean devotes her time to family, friends, gardening, and supporting the mission of All Day Montessori.
Sharon is the President of Presence Health Partners, a Chicago based healthcare organization. She has been involved with ADM for many years and lives in the Beverly community.
Treasurer – Scott Kowalsky
Former ADM parent.
Valerie is the senior director for US government affairs for BP’s US downstream operations. She has more than two decades of experience in government, public and community affairs in the nonprofit and corporate sectors as well as at an independent public affairs firm.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Valerie received a bachelor of arts degree in English language and literature from the University of Chicago. She serves on the boards of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and a Leadership Greater Chicago fellow.
Valerie is an All Day Montessori parent and lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter.
Member at Large – Shanya Gray
Shanya Gray is an Assistant Professor, Counselor and The Coordinator of the Counseling and Career Development Center at Moraine Valley Community College. She is one of the contributing authors of the textbook entitled: Strategies For College Success: Engage. Persist. Graduate. which is used at the college for all incoming students.
Shanya who is originally from the island of Barbados, has a Masters’ Degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Over the last 12 years, Shanya’s professional work has led her to conduct therapy with adults and families on the West side of Chicago, work with the homeless and teach counseling and psychology classes at Moody Bible Institute and now at Moraine Valley Community College. Shanya also speaks regularly and facilitates trainings at workshops, conferences and churches on topics of diversity, psychology and faith.
Shanya who has been a Beverly resident for over 10 years, also sits on the board of the Southwest Chicago Diversity Collaborative and is one of the founders and administrators of the community Facebook group Moms of Beverly. She is married to Ernest and together they have 2 boys, Elias who is 9 and Asher who is 4 years old.
I am an educator and thought leader in the field of Early Childhood Education. I hold a Master of Science in Non-Profit Management, a Bachelors in Social Work, and an Infant Specialist Certificate in early childhood. Within my career I have had the privilege of being awarded two Fellowship opportunities, one as a Barbara Bowen Early Childhood Fellow, and one as a UCLA Head Start Management Fellow. Additionally, I’ve had an opportunity to be selected to participate in the Head Start Directors Mentor program at UCLA as well.
I pursued a career in Early Childhood Education in 1999 where I began working with children six weeks-to-three years, in center-base and home-base programs. Thereafter I enhanced my career at the Chicago Child Care Society in 2005; it was here I began working with teen parents as a Certified Parent Educator (CPE). As a Parent Educator I encouraged teen parents to continue their education and pursue post-secondary options, and helped to foster parent-child relationships. This experience gifted me with the ability to assist others in dealing with challenges of everyday life while impacting their ability to make informed decisions. After five years of serving as a CPE, I earned the position as the supervisor of the Early Head Start program.
Afterwards, I became a Program Supervisor for home-base programs and a center Site Director for an Early Head Start program. I now serve as the Program Director of the Early Childhood Programs department, overseeing two center-based programs and two home-based programs. The combined center-based programs serves 237 Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) children, and the combined home-based programs serves 174 EHS and Prevention Initiative (PI) children, all children are between the ages of birth to five.
Mary Beth McCarthy brings to ADM a unique blend of entrepreneurial, financial and human resources expertise. She is the Finance Director for the Sisters of St. Casimir and previously held the same position at Maria High School, an SSC-sponsored ministry. In addition to her work in the non-profit sector, Mary Beth has over 25 years of experience in business management, human resources, and public accounting. She worked for a global technology consulting organization, several entrepreneurial research and design companies, and one of the nation’s biggest accounting firms.
Mary Beth has a business degree from the University of Michigan and was the Alpha Phi Treasurer. She has been an ADM Board Member since 2006, serving as the Executive Director in 2009 and Board Treasurer from 2008 to 2014. She is active with the Brother Rice High School hockey organization, as well as the Maria Kaupas Center. Mary Beth, together with her husband, two kids, and their dog, have been Beverly residents for over 20 years.
Ms. McDonald, a former ADM parent, is the Business Manager of Information Systems at DePaul University.
Cory Overstreet is a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) principal and has over twenty years experience in education. Under his leadership, the school has earned and maintained a Level 1+ school quality rating, was named an established supportive school by the CPS Office of Social-Emotional Learning, and is ranked among the top 25 CPS Schools by Chicago Magazine. Cory is a Chicago Principal Fellow participating in executive leadership development at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University that is selected for Chicago’s top public school principals and he also serves as a mentor to new principals. He earned his Doctor of Education at Loyola University Chicago and his Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction and Master of Education in School Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of the Jesuit Honor Society Alpha Sigma Nu. Cory is married to Giselle Núñez and they are raising their three children Christian, Gabrielle (former ADM student), and Frances (current ADM student) in East Beverly.
Member at Large – Alex Stamatoglou
Alex Stamatoglou lives in Beverly with his wife Sarah and son Tommy, who loved his time at ADM. Alex is an attorney, and a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and The John Marshall Law School.