The HOME WORKS! team of professional educators, administrators, and advocates includes:
Laura Brock - Program Manager and Trainer
Program Manager & Trainer – Educator with 25+ years of experience as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and education consultant; M.S. and Ph.D. in Education Administration, University of Iowa.
Kathy Coyle - Data Manager
Senior Finance/Accounting Professional with 18+ years of broad and deep experience in manufacturing and corporate environments; MIS Master’s Degree.
Lisa Dixon - Program Manager
Seasoned elementary school teacher and child and family development specialist with 10+ years of experience; B.A. in Elementary Education, Wittenberg University.
Larry Grieshaber - Chief Operating Officer
Former university administrator and professor, with 30+ years of experience in healthcare management, academia, and administration; Ph.D. in Administration, Purdue University.
Cindy Kalachek - Program Manager and Trainer
High school English teacher with 10+ years of experience in curriculum building and administration; M.S. in Education, Harvard University.
Karen Kalish - Founder and CEO
Serial social entrepreneur who has started three nonprofits and one program; former teacher, television reporter and business owner with 25+ years of community service focused on literacy, closing the achievement gap, and ending racial discrimination; M.A. in Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School.
Julie Knopf - Administrative Assistant
20+ years in the financial and continuing education fields, specializing in social media marketing and business development; B.A. in Business Administration, Illinois State University.
Dr. Sandra Logan - Program Manager
Retired educator after 29 years as a teacher and administrator; M.S. in Educational Administration and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri-Columbia.
Judy Perkins - Program Manager
Certified reading specialist and special education teacher for 17 years; M.S. in Elementary Education, Webster University.
Lizzy Petersen - Grants Manager
Experienced non-profit administrator for five years; M.F.A. in Writing, Purdue University.
Vickie Rogers - Program Manager
Former teacher with extensive administrative experience in education for 30+ years.
Betty Tobler - Program Manager
Teacher, curriculum developer, accreditation compliance specialist, and administrator with 40+ years of classroom and administrative experience.