Board of Directors
To contact the Board of Directors: Board@alldaymontessori.org
President – Jean Doyle
Jean taught at Morgan Park Academy for all of her teaching career. Her primary responsibilities and passions included teaching math, science, and language arts to fifth grade students. She helped to establish a school-wide recycling and composting program as well as the school’s community garden. She also loved the opportunity to direct and choreograph musicals for the upper school students that often included lower and middle school students, as well as faculty. Since retiring from teaching, Jean devotes her time to family, friends, gardening, and supporting the mission of All Day Montessori.
Secretary and Vice-President – Sharon Rudnick
Sharon is the President of Presence Health Partners, a Chicago based healthcare organization. She has been involved with ADM for many years and lives in the Beverly community.
Member at Large — Andrea C. Ortez
Member at Large – Aaron Robinson
Coming from a proud Detroit family, Aaron has continued his family legacy and been an educator for his entire adult life. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Aaron has as his core mission to encourage education attainment at all levels from early childhood to adulthood. He is currently a member of the Bennett Day School community working with Middle School and efforts towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In addition to teaching, Aaron has also been a DEI consultant in the Chicagoland area helping schools enhance their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and aspirations.
Member at Large, Interim Treasurer – Mary Beth McCarthy
Mary Beth McCarthy brings to ADM a unique blend of entrepreneurial, financial and human resources expertise. She is the Finance Director for the Sisters of St. Casimir and previously held the same position at Maria High School, an SSC-sponsored ministry. In addition to her work in the non-profit sector, Mary Beth has over 25 years of experience in business management, human resources, and public accounting. She worked for a global technology consulting organization, several entrepreneurial research and design companies, and one of the nation’s biggest accounting firms.
Mary Beth has a business degree from the University of Michigan and was the Alpha Phi Treasurer. She has been an ADM Board Member since 2006, serving as the Executive Director in 2009 and Board Treasurer from 2008 to 2014. She is active with the Brother Rice High School hockey organization, as well as the Maria Kaupas Center. Mary Beth, together with her husband, two kids, and their dog, have been Beverly residents for over 20 years.
Member at Large – Tonya McDonald
Ms. McDonald, a former ADM parent, is the Business Manager of Information Systems at DePaul University.
Member at Large – Elizabeth (Beth) Iggins
Beth has been a teacher for 12 years since graduating college from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Beth believes in the power of education and believes that all children should have access to a great, equitable education. Beth lived and taught high school math in Los Angeles, CA for 4 years. In 2015, Beth moved to Chicago, and began her career with Noble Network of Charter Schools at Baker College Prep. Beth has worked as a Learning Specialist and is currently the 11th/12th Dean of Specialized Services at Baker College Prep. Beth and her family moved to the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood in 2020 and has been an ADM parent since January 2021. Beth’s interest in serving on the board is to ensure that all families feel a sense of community .
Member at Large – Erik Wallenius
Erik brings to bear his experiences as an Eagle Scout, Army veteran, and proud South Sider in order to serve Cook County. In his capacity as the Director of Policy to Assessor Fritz Kaegi, Erik advises on strategic communications, public policy and legislation, housing, infrastructure, development, education, and environmental matters. Prior to this position, Erik had a diverse array of private and public sector management roles across national, state, and local levels.
Erik received his BA in Philosophy and Political Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.