Administrative Team

Francis W. Parker School is fortunate to have an expert faculty, staff, administration and Board of Trustees that remain committed to educating students in accord with Parker’s mission. 

More than 200 faculty, staff and administrative professionals come together at Parker to inspire students to apply their skills, thoughts, ideas and values to make the world a more just, beautiful and interesting place.
Daniel B. Frank ’74 | Principal
B.A., Amherst College
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Chicago
at Parker since 1988

Priyanka Rupani | Assistant Principal
B.A., Northwestern University
M.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
at Parker since 2021

Chris Arnold | Head of Upper School
B.S., Illinois State University
M.A., National Louis University
M.F.A., University of Memphis
at Parker since 2021

Brent Caburnay | The John G. Levi Director of Development
B.A., University of Michigan
at Parker since 2014

Karen Fisher | Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid
B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison
M.M., North Park University
J.D., DePaul University College of Law
at Parker since 2004


Robert Haugh | Chief Financial Officer
B.S., Northern Illinois University
Certified Public Accountant, State of Illinois
at Parker since 2004


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Vahn Phayprasert | Head of Intermediate and Middle Schools
B.S., Emporia State University
M.A., University of Phoenix - San Diego
at Parker since 2021

Dominic Saracino | Director of Communications 
B.A., Marquette University
at Parker since 2001
 
Bobby Starks | Director of Athletics
B.A., Western Illinois University
M.B.A., DePaul University
RAA and RMSAA, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association
at Parker since 2015

Kimeri Swanson-Beck | Head of Lower School
B.A., National College of Education
M.Ed., National Louis University
M.Ed., Northern Illinois University
at Parker since 2014
 
Laureen Sweers | Director of Human Resources
B.A., Western Michigan University
SPHR, Human Resources Certification Institute
SHRM-SCP, Society for Human Resource Management
at Parker since 2004
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.