Meet the Scholar Coaches

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Each year, the Schuler Scholar Program recruits highly motivated, academically strong college graduates to work as AmeriCorps Scholar Coaches (SCs). These SCs come from a variety of backgrounds and offer diverse skill sets. In this ever-evolving and challenging position, SCs deliver enrichment programs and mentor Schuler Scholars. For some, the SC experience lays a solid foundation for next career steps, while for others it serves as a bridge before going on to graduate school. In either case, SCs become an integral part of the organization and of Scholars’ lives. When SCs complete their AmeriCorps service, they usually stay connected to Schuler and continue to be resources for Scholars and for one another. Check out what SC alumni are doing now.

Maeve Dixon

Maeve Dixon2013—2015

Education

  • Undergraduate - Kalamazoo College

Service Site

  • Highland Park High School
Emily Doherty

Emily Doherty2008—2009

Education

  • Undergraduate - University of Dayton

Service Site

  • Warren Township High School
Hanna Drennan

Hanna Drennan2017—2018

Education

  • Undergraduate - Grinnell College

Service Site

  • Maine East High School
Olivia Edwards

Olivia Edwards2016—2018

Education

  • Undergraduate - Swarthmore College

Service Site

  • Maine East High School

Past Positions, Other Notes

BA, Mathematics and Music

Justin G. Elloran

Justin G. Elloran2018—2020

Education

  • Undergraduate - Kalamazoo College

Service Site

  • Lindblom Math & Science Academy
Gabriela Escovar

Gabriela Escovar2014—2015

Education

  • Undergraduate - Amherst College

Service Site

  • RTC Medical Preparatory Magnet High School

Past Positions, Other Notes

Major: Art and the History of Art: Studio Concentration

Gabriela Espana

Gabriela Espana2017—2019

Education

  • Undergraduate - Smith College

Service Site

  • George Westinghouse College Prep
Eric Ewing

Eric Ewing2016—2018

Education

  • Undergraduate - Carleton College

Service Site

  • Highland Park High School

Past Positions, Other Notes

BA, Computer Science and Classics

Jasmine Ferguson

Jasmine Ferguson2015—2017

Education

  • Undergraduate - Pomona College

Service Site

  • Waukegan High School

Past Positions, Other Notes

BA, Public Policy Analysis with concentration in Sociology

Megan Ferrel

Megan Ferrel2018—2020

Education

  • Undergraduate - Franklin & Marshall College

Service Site

  • Maine East High School
Jordan Finzel (Derenzo)

Jordan Finzel (Derenzo)2007—2008

Education

  • Undergraduate - North Central College

Service Site

  • Waukegan High School

Past Positions, Other Notes

From Jordan: "I actually got engaged during my time working as a Scholar Coach and was married on August 31, 2008, right after completing my year of service with Schuler through AmeriCorps. I am just now coming up on my fifth wedding anniversary and just had my second child, a little girl on August 6th. I also have a son who will be three in November."

Aurora Flores Garcia

Aurora Flores Garcia 2010—2011

Education

  • Undergraduate - DePauw University

Service Site

  • Highland Park High School
Stephanie Fongheiser

Stephanie Fongheiser2017—2019

Education

  • Undergraduate - Kenyon College

Service Site

  • Warren Township High School
Evy Fraga

Evy Fraga2013—2015

Education

  • Undergraduate - Swarthmore College

Service Site

  • North Chicago Community High School