Our Teachers and Staff


Mira Weber– Principal
Michele McNally– Assistant Principal

Instructional Staff

Freeda Pirillis- PYP Coordinator, NBCT, ESL Endorsed
Lisa Starring/Genna Cole- ESL Endorsed
Barbara Ault
Erin Szarnych, NBCT
Carly Wallace
Emily Hulbert
Katherine Acevedo
Kayla Astle
Jamie Clark- ESL Endorsed
Sarah Callahan- ESL Endorsed
Cathy Fitzsimons
Tiffany Mohiser
Laura Medaglia
Myriah Brown-Rivera- NBCT
David Rench
Erin Yang
Matt Collins
Josie Pierson
Hillary Welsh
Toni Robertson
Christine Alvarado
Joni Burgess
Esther Velazquez- ESL Endorsed
Rebecca Rosenberg- ESL Endorsed
Rachel Swanson
Kelsey Altieri
Allie Bucon
Sieana Johnson- ESL Endorsed
Sari Freier
Marosa Kachaochana
Akemi Taguchi
Joseph Laughlin
Nicholas Hall- Reading Specialist
Jan Heyn-Cubacub
Julius Oni
Jessica Gyorffy– ESL Endorsed

Main Office

Marilyn Rosario-Caro– Clerk
Martha Maldonado– Main Office Support
Charles Harris– Security

Professional Support

Olivia Craig– Professional School Counselor
Caroline Craig– Psychologist
Dana McNicholas– Speech Pathologist
Jenelle Harden– Social Worker
Thomas Liberto– Occupational Therapist


Charisse Brooks
Connie Cardenas
Christian Foy
Estrella Hernandez
Susie Jackson
Tina James
Theodora Kontos
Sandra Lopez
Martha Maldonado
Joe Tinich


Visit our classrooms page for a listing of classroom websites.


Meet Our Principal.

Mira Weber, Principal

Mira Weber is in her fourteenth year as principal of Louis J. Agassiz Elementary School (Agassiz) in the Lakeview neighborhood. Today, Agassiz is among the top performing schools within CPS and prides itself on having an authorized International Baccalaureate programme (MYP) and is in the final year of the authorization process for the International Baccalaureate programme (PYP). Mira credits the collaboration between staff, parents and community for the gains made over her administrative tenure. To her, the true measurement of student growth is whether the school has fulfilled its promise to develop students into life-long learners by cultivating their positive distinctions whether they be academics, arts or athletics.

Mira started her career in Chicago Public Schools as a middle school special education teacher before moving to become a primary grade general education teacher . She has had the rare but special opportunity to teach in the same school that she is now principal.

Mira holds degrees from National Louis University and the University of Wisconsin. Mira is also honored to call herself an Agassiz parent of two 3rd and 5th grade boys.

Meet Our Assistant Principal

Michele McNally, Assistant Principal

Michele has worked as an elementary school teacher since 1989, and the last 28 of those years have been at Agassiz School. She has taught in several different capacities: primary grades, low incidence program (students diagnosed with autism), media center, IB coordinator, and Assistant Principal. Michele has thoroughly enjoyed all her roles at Agassiz and is committed to all the students and families.

On an interesting note, Michele met her husband at Agassiz, who started his teaching career as a substitute in our school. Their two children, Michael and Meghan, attended Agassiz since preschool and graduated in 2019.  They now attend two CPS high schools.  Meghan is in the choir program at Lincoln Park High School, and Michael is in the Scholars program at Von Steuben High School.
Agassiz prides itself on providing a strong academic, artistic, and athletic foundation for students. As the assistant principal, Michele looks forward to supporting those expectations and creating a positive experience for all students.