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Annette Gurley

Annette Gurley (IL '99)

Chief Area Officer

Chicago Public Schools Area 3 Office
Chicago, IL

At the time of the Award, Annette Gurley was:

Michelle Clark Middle School
Chicago, IL

Grade(s): 6, 7, 8

Biographical Information

Annette Gurley is currently a Chief Area Officer for the Chicago Public Schools. Prior to becoming an area officer, Annette served as principal of Michele Clark Academic Preparatory High School (formerly Michele Clark Middle School). As principal, Mrs. Gurley, with the support of parents, students, and staff, was successful in improving student achievement. Her school was heralded as one of the Chicago Public Schools' "Rising Stars" for student performance on national and state exams. In 2002, Mrs. Gurley led the transiton of Michele Clark Middle into Michele Clark Magnet High School, the first CPS school authorized to offer both the International Baccalaureated Middle Years Programme and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at one site. Annette Gurley is currently responsible for improving student achievement in 18 elementary schools in Area 3.

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1976 University of Illinois - Chicago, B.A.