Living only two blocks from Prescott in 2007, Jennifer Lister founded Prescott Parents in part, so she could walk her children to school. Soon thereafter, the then-Principal resigned paving the way to real school reform. After the hiring of Principal Roche, Prescott Parents became a volunteer and fundraising resource specifically intended to support Prescott students, their families and the school community.
Jennifer continues to play an active role in Prescott and has worked closely with Principal Roche as the Local School Council Chairperson for the past 10 years.
With her daughter already in high school, Jennifer’s son will graduate from Prescott in 2021. She will sadly hand over the reins of Prescott Parents at that time clearing the way for new leadership and energy.
Jennifer Bushek was involved with the Prescott Benefit, Prescott’s largest fundraiser, for the past three years, as Donations committee member and chair. Jennifer was also part of the Wolfpack Adventure Race team for three years. Jennifer is a pharmacist and medical writer for Gold Standard Drug Database, part of Elsevier. Jennifer has a fifth grader and an eighth grader at Prescott.
Dana Fenceroy was involved in the Prescott Benefit for the past four years, as Co-Chair 2016-2018 and Sponsorship Chair in 2019. She has also been a room parent and supported various Wolfpack events and activities throughout the years. Dana Fenceroy has worked at Have Dreams, an autism resource agency for the past 25 years in various leadership roles and is currently the Outreach Director. Dana brings her extensive nonprofit experience to the Prescott Board of Directors and has a masters degree in Nonprofit Administration. Dana has a fifth grader (Lucas) and first grader (Chase) at Prescott.
Lizzie Gussis has served as the parent group treasurer (Prescott Parents and our former PTA), since 2013. She has been involved in many aspects of the Prescott community over the years in addition to the treasurer role, including the benefit, field day, and as a room parent. She is a NICU nurse and also works as a nurse at an overnight camp during the summer. Lizzie has a 2nd grader and a 5th grader currently at Prescott, and an 8th grader that left Prescott after 6th grade to attend the academic center at Kenwood Academy.
Linda Cho has served on the Local School Council as a parent representative since 2018. She has also led the Prescott Book Fair Wolfpack since 2016. Linda is a mathematics assessment project manager at Curriculum Associates, Inc., and brings over 20 years of experience in the education field. Linda has a fourth grader and an eighth grader at Prescott.
Jessica Coleman has been the Co-Chair of the decorations committee for the Prescott Benefit, Prescott’s largest fundraiser for the past two years. She is the Co-Chair of The Welcome Pack established in 2019. Prior to staying at home with her two daughters, Jessica worked in research on vaccines for developing nations at Harvard University. In 2010 she moved to San Francisco to work as the assistant to the Quake Lab at Stanford University supporting the Professor and students through a position with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Jessica and her husband have enjoyed living in cities across the U.S. but now call Chicago home. Jessica has a second grader at Prescott.
Dr. Amy Cortis
Dr. Amy Cortis currently serves as a parent representative for the LSC (Local School Council) for the past 1 ½ years. She is also involved in several roles supporting Prescott: co-chair for the GiveSmart online fundraising platform for last 3 years which increased donations for Prescott Benefit. She spearheaded Kiss N Go, Prescott’s morning drop off program and remains head of Prescott’s room parents program. Amy is a full time Doctor of Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Chicago. Amy has two children at Prescott: Jade in 6th grade and Olivia in 3rd. Amy was a nationally ranked gymnast and was 12th in the nation when she was 15 years old.
Shelley Krepich was a parent volunteer and room parent for several years before serving as an assistant to the Prescott Parents Treasurer starting in 2019. Shelley is a freelance copywriter and owner of Krepich Communications LLC, a marketing communications firm specializing in the financial services industry. She has a fifth grader and second grader at Prescott.
Jacki Liautaud was involved in the Prescott Benefit, Prescott’s largest fundraiser, for the past three years, as Co-chair 2018-19 and Donations and Sponsorship committee member. Jacki is a financial advisor and wealth manager by profession, and the owner of Tree Fort Financial, an independent registered investment advisory firm. Jacki brings her financial knowledge and organizational skills to the Prescott Board of Directors. Jacki has a fourth grader at Prescott.
Amy Shirar Malelo
Amy Shirar Malelo is proud to have served Prescott Parents as Website and Social Media Manager for the past 9 years, coordinating communications with committee members and Prescott staff. Amy is a marketing communications professional with over 25 years of experience working in technology companies, nonprofits and as a consultant. Amy has two Prescott students: an 8th grader Charlie age 13 and a third grader Xander age 8. Amy is Inspired by travel, nature and art. She loves Instagram, coffee and all things kind. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @prescottparents and personally on http://linkedin.com/in/amyshirar
Jeff Marren (Bio coming soon)
Mariel has been involved in Prescott’s BAC committee for the last three years, two of them as the president. Mariel is a children Spanish teacher by profession and owner of Tingo Lingo, a language immersion company providing classes to children in learning centers, schools and private students. Mariel brings her cultural background and experience in education to the board of directors. She has a fourth grader and a second grader.
Nicole Sebastian has been involved in the Prescott Benefit for the past two years, as a member of the donations committee and Co-Chair of the Decor Committee. Nicole is also a member of the Welcome Pack, organizing both student and parent focused activities and support. Prior to raising children, Nicole worked as a school librarian in London, England. Nicole has a second grader at Prescott.