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

Ruth Jurgensen | Associate Principal
B.A., Connecticut College
M.A., Brown University
at Parker since 2014

Justin Brandon | Upper School Head
B.A., Macalester College
M.A., University of Minnesota
at Parker since 2017

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


Anedra Kerr | The John G. Levi Chief Advancement Officer
B.S., Hampton University
M.S., Northwestern University
at Parker since 2018

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John Novick, Jr. | Intermediate and Middle School Head
B.A., Loyola University
M.Ed., Loyola University
at Parker since 2013
 
Dominic Saracino | Director of Communications 
B.A., Marquette University
at Parker since 2001
 
Bobby Starks | Athletics Director
B.A., Western Illinois University
M.B.A., DePaul University
at Parker since 2015

Kimeri Swanson-Beck | Lower School Head
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
at Parker since 2004


Susan Weingartner | The Joan Feitler ’49 Director of College Counseling
B.F.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland
M.A., The Johns Hopkins University
at Parker since 1996
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.