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 that I introduce myself, Toyia D. Pullum, as the new principal of Dulles School of Excellence. I bring seventeen 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 as well as 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 800 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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Teachers

Vera Daniels
Pre-K
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Ester Jackson
Pre-K
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Jennifer Lampton
Kindergarten
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Maria Walls
Kindergarten
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Laverne Young
Kindergarten/1st Grade
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Shannon Jiamachello
1st Grade
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Lan Huynh
1st Grade
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Sheba Mack
2nd Grade
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Katie Cooper
2nd Grade
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Simone Hatchett
2nd Grade
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Claire Maddox
3rd Grade Science/Math
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OIivia DeLaCruz
3rd Grade SS/ELA
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Nicholas Pieterse
3rd Grade Science/Math
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Anne Phillip
3rd Grade SS/ELA
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Tasha Dudley
4th Grade Science/Math
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Jatia Pointer
4th Grade SS/ELA
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Kristin Kulhanek
4th Grade
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Kelly Hatton
5th Grade Science/Math
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Yolanda Rodgers
5th Grade SS/ELA
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Tess Raser
5th Grade
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Clenthe Bridges
6th Grade Math
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Brandon Byrd
6th Grade ELA
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Brian Casey
6th Grade Social Studies
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Aisha Sharrieff
7th/8th Grade Math
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Dr. Katina Tolbert-Cavitt
7th/8th Grade ELA
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Michael Siegel
7th Grade/Science
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Nicole Harris
Special Education
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Jennifer Coe
Special Education
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Elise Barnes
Special Education
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Katelyn Burke
Special Education
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Ashley Doucette
Special Education
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Jessica Buie
Art
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Support Staff

Mrs. Michelle Crawford
Clerk
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Ms. Becca Uminowicz
Clerk
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Gaylord Minett
Dean of Students
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John Caldwell
Assistant Dean
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Jamira Maxwell
In-School Suspension Coordinator
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Marlon Murphy
School Community Representative
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Hakia Love
School Community Representative
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Antonio Lenow
Security Supervisor
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Sherwin Jarvis
Security Officer
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Camile Davis-Yates
Security Officer
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Sterling Williams
Security Officer
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