Chicago, United States

2011 challenge

In Chicago, the IBM team will collaborate closely with the Mayor's office, Chicago Public School leaders, Chicago City Colleges, city departments, civic groups and the private sector during the Smarter Cities Challenge. Through these consultations and analysis, the team will work with Chicago educators and City leaders to create a strategic, step-by-step operational plan to create an educational system that more effectively ties to Chicago's economic future. Among those plans will be the incorporation of the concept of the grade 9-14 school. IBM's work in Chicago will be informed by the company's experience with similar, bold educational initiatives it has helped shape in other challenging cities and educational systems.

City Leader

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor of Chicago, Illinois

Team Members

  • Stephanie Anderson

    • Human Resources Partner, Central Region
  • Donna Mueller

    • SkillWorks Enablement Leader, North America Software and Technical Sales
  • Beth Narrish

    • Market Manager, SPSS Marketing Research
  • Kirsten Schroeder

    • Partner - K-12 Education National Practice Global Business Services
  • Temeca Simpson

    • Program Manager, Pathways in Technology Early College High School