It is Our Mission to Produce Lifelong Learners

Dulles School of Excellence will fully prepare our scholars for college and the work force by providing a safe, rigorous learning environment with high expectations for all. We will partner with our community and families to ensure that our scholars are able to exceed standards and not just meet them. As a learning community we will work together to prepare our students to be academically competitive with their peers worldwide and each of them will feel the love and commitment of our staff. Collectively, we will use each other as resources to create an exciting learning environment for our children and foster in them a thirst for knowledge that cannot be dampened by the social ills they confront each day.

Pre K-8

Dulles School of Excellence

6311 S. Calumet Ave.
Chicago , IL 60637
773-535-0690

Enrollment: 575
A CPS Neighborhood School

Principal's Message

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Greetings Parents and Families of Dulles School of Excellence

It is my privilege and honor to introduce myself, Toyia D. Pullum, as the principal of Dulles School of Excellence. I bring eighteen years of educational experience and have come up through the ranks in CPS as a school bus aide, CWA (Child Welfare Attendant), SECA (Special Education Classroom Assistant), classroom teacher, instructional coach and to my most recent administrative experience as Assistant Principal of Stagg School of Excellence. I am excited to bring my skills to Dulles and work alongside you as a partner in educating your child, and I am elated to join the community.

I believe that every child is worthy of the highest quality education in a safe and supportive environment, and I will work hard to ensure our students achieve their very best. To accomplish this goal, students will continue to receive social-emotional learning, common core based instruction, and personalized instruction tailored to meet their varying instructional needs, learning styles, and interests.  I sincerely believe that students who attend Dulles School of Excellence will become well-rounded, college ready students prepared to excel in an ever-changing information age.

Toyia Pullum, Principal

Performance

Our Growth In
Achievement

Steady, positive improvements in academic achievement, student engagement, and parent satisfaction are hallmarks of all AUSL-managed CPS schools. You will find reports for Dulles School of Excellence to the right.

Our History

Building on Our History to
Create a Culture of Excellence

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Dulles School of Excellence is named in honor of John Foster Dulles (1888-1959). Dulles served as secretary of state from 1953 to 1959 under President Eisenhower. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, advocating an aggressive stance against communism and negotiating numerous treaties and alliances.

Dulles School of Excellence opened in 1962. The building was designed to keep the majority of the classrooms away from 63rd Street because of the elevated train tracks and heavy truck and car traffic. Only the gymnasium, cafeteria, and a few classrooms are on that side of the building.

To help ease overcrowding in the building, the school operated a 3-room Washington Park Branch in the nearby Washington Park Homes from the late 1960s until 1976, when enrollment had decreased enough that the branch was no longer needed.

The building contains 38 classrooms and serves over 650 students.

AUSL

AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is a Chicago nonprofit school management organization that creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) turned over management of Dulles School of Excellence to AUSL in 2009 as a turnaround school. Turning around a school is one approach that CPS uses to improve neighborhood schools that have been failing for many years. The transformation begins with the new leadership and teachers in the building to deliver effective instruction and the right climate and culture to the same neighborhood students.

AUSL is committed to to providing all AUSL students with a quality education to prepare them for college and career.

Staff List

Questions for Our Staff?

If you have any questions, the Dulles School of Excellence staff will be happy to assist you.

Phone:773-535-0690

Fax: 773-535-6612

Administration

Toyia Pullum
Principal
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Kahinde Longmire
Assistant Principal
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Martashanika Mohead
School-Based Coach
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Deani Jordan
School-Based Coach
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Teachers

Simone Hatchett
Pre-K (Room 101)
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Tiffany Smith
Pre-K (Room 103)
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Laverne Young
Kindergarten (Room 107)
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Elise Barnes
Kindergarten (Room 105)
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Jennifer Lampton
Kindergarten (Room 108)
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Shannon Jiamachello
1st Grade SS/ELA (Room 217)
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CJ Harris
1st Grade Science/Math (Room 216)
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Lan Huynh
1st Grade (Room 215)
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Sheba Mack
2nd Grade (Room 208)
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Katie Cooper
2nd Grade SS/ELA (Room 210)
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Hannah Lee
2nd Grade Science/Math (Room 212)
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Hanna Sokol
3rd Grade Science/Math (Room 206)
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OIivia DeLaCruz
3rd Grade SS/ELA (Room 209)
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Erin Conner
3rd Grade Science/Math (Room 207)
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Erin Amenta
3rd Grade SS/ELA (Room 204)
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Tasha Dudley
4th Grade Science/Math (Room 203)
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Kellie Powell
4th Grade SS/ELA (Room 200)
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Kristin Kulhanek
4th Grade SS/ELA (Room 202)
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Tasha Smith
4th Grade Science/Math (Room 205)
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Clenthe Bridges
5th Grade Science/Math (Room 309)
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Ben Patrick
6th Grade SS/ELA (Room 306)
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Aisha Sharrieff
6th Grade Math (Room 307)
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Matt Spafford
Middle School Science (Room 303)
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Chardae Wiggins
7th/8th Grade Math (Room 301)
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Kiara Sims
7th/8th Grade SS/ELA (Room 302)
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Dr. Katina Tolbert-Cavitt
8th Grade SS/ELA (Room 300)
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Katie Both
K-8 Diverse Learning (Room 218)

Daniel Mclernon
MS Diverse Learning (Room 312)
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Cornelia Perry
3-5 Math Diverse Learning (Room 201)
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Sharon Kim
3-5 ELA Diverse Learning (Room 201)
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Katelyn Burke
Middle School ELA Diverse Learning (Room 312)
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Ashley Doucette
Primary Diverse Learning (Room 218)
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Jessica Buie
Art (Room 100)
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Jatia Pointer
Technology (Library)
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Chasity Wilson
PE and Health
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Larry Underwood
PE and Health
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Jeffrey Harris
Music
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Raven Wilson
Enrichment (Room 305)
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Support Staff

Eryn Campbell
Attendance/Enrollment Clerk
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Ms. Adams
Business Clerk
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Sterling Williams
Dean of Students (K-4)
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Karlton Henderson
Dean of Students (5-8)

Shontel Carrethers
Dean Assistant
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Antonio Lenow
Security Supervisor
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Sherwin Jarvis
Security Officer
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Maurice Moore
Security Officer

Tinsha Woods
Security Officer

Lorenzo Underwood
Security Officer
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Charles Weaver
Recess Play Lead
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Anthony Wright
Social Worker
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Joyce Rosenberg
Case Manager

Zipporah Jones
Counselor
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Larry Williams
Counselor

Dr. Ruth Meyers
Psychologist
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Starlynda Young
Physical Therapist
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Betsy McGurk-Mensah
Occupational Therapist
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Chauntel Lewis
Nurse
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Cassondra Rodriguez
Pre-K Teaching Assistant

Maxine Waller
Pre-K Teaching Assistant

Alexis Lynch
K-2nd Teaching Assistant

Enisha Chester
K-3rd Teaching Assistant

Jessica Jackson
SECA

Kimmico Anderson
SECA

Tiara Williams
SECA

Rabashia Wright
SECA