Our Teachers and Staff
Mira Weber– Principal
Michele McNally– Assistant Principal
Freeda Pirillis- PYP Coordinator, NBCT, ESL Endorsed
Lisa Starring/Genna Cole- ESL Endorsed
Erin Szarnych, NBCT
Cathy Fitzsimons/Hareem Razzak
Myriah Brown-Rivera- NBCT
Christine Alvarado/Lindy Groark
Esther Velazquez- ESL Endorsed
Rebecca Rosenberg- ESL Endorsed
Sieana Johnson- ESL Endorsed
Nicholas Hall- Reading Specialist
Jessica Gyorffy– ESL Endorsed
Marilyn Rosario-Caro– Clerk
Martha Maldonado– Main Office Support
Charles Harris– Security
Olivia Craig– Professional School Counselor
Caroline Craig– Psychologist
Dana McNicholas– Speech Pathologist
Jenelle Harden– Social Worker
Thomas Liberto– Occupational Therapist
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.