2018-2019 Meetings, Officers, & Committees
Families, ICS staff, community members, and the general public are welcome to attend any board meeting. There is a public comment period scheduled at each meeting. Meetings begin promptly at 6pm unless otherwise noted. Please arrive by 5:55.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – Special Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Special Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
President – Maureen Eagen
Vice President – Mehreen Zaman
Secretary – Krista Pfeiffer
Treasurer – Harry Moseley
Communications & Development
Policy & Advocacy (ad hoc)
Discipline Committee (ad hoc)
Click here to access meeting minutes and financial documents.
Sharon is a proud parent of three ICS students. She is a consultant, and marketing and customer experience expert, inspired by helping nonprofit and for-profit organizations grow by focusing on improving client, partner and customer engagement.
Most recently, Sharon was a Senior Specialist for Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm, where her team helped schools, nonprofits, and global businesses build best practices in fostering stakeholder commitment. She managed the curriculum for executive clients to help drive successful outcomes for their businesses. Prior to joining Bain & Company, Sharon was a Director at Wharton Executive Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she designed innovative customized programs with blended learning methodologies.
Sharon graduated from Harvard University with an honors degree in psychology and earned an MBA in Finance and Marketing from NYU Stern School of Business. She has served on several Boards of Directors given her passion in creating meaningful experiences for students, parents, education administrators, teachers, and business executives who can contribute to their communities and build global thought leadership.
Camilo Domínguez works as an Analyst at TNTP, an education non-profit organization with nationwide presence. His work centers on performing rigorous data analysis to assess whether educational interventions work and how to improve them. Before joining TNTP, Camilo was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Bryn Mawr College, where besides teaching he conducted research on the economics of education. Previous experience also includes research projects with The World Bank, Columbia University, and Yale University, among others. Camilo holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and is a Spanish native speaker born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia.
Dr. Jamila Dugan is a leadership coach, learning facilitator, and researcher. She began her career as a teacher in Washington D.C., successfully supporting the implementation of an International Baccalaureate program. She is a passionate advocate for bilingual education and previously served on the Yu Ming Charter School leadership team in her hometown, Oakland, CA. She currently serves as a leadership coach with TNTP in the Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools program. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Fresno State University, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from George Mason University, and a doctorate in Education Leadership for Equity from University of California, Berkeley.
Ms. Eagen is the Director of the Arbitration Center for the First Judicial District. The Arbitration Center handles approximately 30% of the Civil Trial Division’s inventory for the FJD. As Director, Ms. Eagen is responsible for the disposition of Continuance and Deferral Applications that are filed daily, advising the Arbitrators of their duties and swearing them in each morning, as well as addressing legal issues that arise during the hearings. Prior to being appointed Director of the Arbitration Center, Ms. Eagen had over fifteen years experience with the First Judicial District. She clerked for the Honorable D. Webster Keogh, during his assignment to the Major Civil Trial division, Day Forward program, as well as during his tenure as Supervising Judge of the Criminal Trial division and Administrative Judge, Trial Division.
Ms. Eagen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Economics/Finance in 1988. She received her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in 1991. After law school, Ms. Eagen clerked for the Honorable Leon Katz and the Honorable Albert John Snite, Jr., before returning to Northeastern Pennsylvania. There, she worked as a litigation associate with Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald. She returned to Philadelphia in 1996 and worked for Post & Schell and Rubintate, Jacobs & Saba. Ms. Eagen resumed service with the FJD in 1999. During her tenure with the FJD, she has helped coordinate the “Law Day” trials for the Early Education Program with the Honorable Annette Rizzo(Retired) and participated in the FJD’s Management Development Program and Civil Education, Training and Development Program.
As Vice President of Operations, Rachel provides day-to-day leadership for media planning, campaign management, pricing, and inventory for Cadent, a technology driven advertising platform in the advanced TV space. Prior to Cadent, Rachel held roles in Merchandising for QVC and Macy’s.
Rachel holds B.S.’s in Economics and Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a graduate of the General Management Program at Wharton. Currently, she is a candidate for an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Living a few blocks from ICS with her husband and two sons, Rachel has been a neighbor of the school for over 10 years.
2018-2020 Parent Seat
Father of two ICS students (8 and 12) and born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Jamill Jones is a graduate from Lincoln University class of 2008. While enrolled at Lincoln, Jamill was the President of the MSA for two consecutive years and member of the SGA. Jamill finished with his B.S. from Lincoln and later earned his M.S. from Springfield College in 2011. In 2016, Jamill enrolled into Saint Joseph’s University to earn his MBA. Jamill has since worked as a mental health therapist for more than eight years and an adjunct College Professor at Lincoln University.
Since 2014 Jamill has written and produced stage plays, independent films, and performance shows under his company Pleasant Life Productions. The company has had sold out performances since its debut in 2015.
Allison is a communications, program development, and events consultant whose clients include nonprofit education and economic development organizations. She volunteers as a mentor to a West Chester University student through the Philadelphia Education Fund’s Philadelphia Scholars program, as a host to international professionals on learning visits to Philadelphia through Citizen Diplomacy International, and as a reviewer for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Allison has a BA from Brown University and an MS from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, and she lives in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood.
Michele Lamm is currently the Director of Business Development for Philadelphia magazine. Her primary focus is integrated advertising and marketing programs with National Automotive, Financial, Legal and Energy clients in addition to building new business relationships for the magazine, Phillymag.com & MetroCorp’s custom content entity, City/Studio. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication in 1990 from Boston University’s School of Communication with a minor in Psychology. Previously, Michele was Public Relations Manager for Chanel as well as the International Fashion Director at Harper’s Bazaar and Fragrance & Grooming Director for Details magazine in New York.
Along with being a full-time mother, Michele currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Independence Region, serving Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. She also serves on the committee for Philly Feastival benefiting Fringe Arts and is a member of the Fairmount Civic Association.
Harry E. Moseley III joined the ICS Board in 2015. From 2009 to 2010, Harry was a Deferred Associate Fellow at the Public Interest Law Center (PILC), where he assisted PILC with racial discrimination, special education and ex-offender matters. He then practiced Merger and Acquisitions/Private Equity law at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York City from 2011 to 2014 and at Pepper Hamilton LLP from 2014-2016. In October 2016, Harry left private practice and is currently Counsel-Content Acquisition at Comcast.
Harry has a strong interest in international affairs and travel, in particular in regards to South and East Asia. He has lived and worked in Mumbai, India; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan (where he was a student at National Taiwan Normal University Mandarin Training Center). He holds a law degree from Harvard University and B.A.’s in Political Science and History from The Pennsylvania State University
Gina Mosley is a practicing attorney in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Her practice primarily focuses on family and immigration law. Gina represents both mothers and fathers in a wide variety of family law matters. She regularly appears in court to advocate for her clients in child custody, child support and divorce cases. As counsel to small businesses, Gina also advises the companies on developing practices and procedures which will ensure their compliance with various local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Gina graduated from Georgetown University with a major in French and a minor in Spanish. To improve her language skills, she lived in several French cities as well as Quito, Ecuador. She received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Gina has a deep commitment to participating in Pro Bono Legal Services and other community service programs. She demonstrates this commitment by regularly attending the Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia events where she educates the public on their rights in addition to accepting cases for low income Philadelphia residents. Lastly, Gina serves as a Committee Person in the 30th Ward of Philadelphia.
When Krista Pfeiffer came to Philadelphia in 2000, directly after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, she was hoping to find a way to continue her work in education and be able to use her Spanish language skills. She was thrilled to hear of a new school, Independence Charter that was opening up, as it seemed to embody everything she valued in education. She began working for the school before it opened, helping to register our very first students. Over the next few years, Krista earned her Master’s of Education from Temple University and became a certified teacher. She taught at ICS until the birth of her daughter, a current first grader in the immersion program. Since 2006, Krista has been working for The New Teacher Project, a national nonprofit committed to ending the injustice of educational inequality.
Rachel Salis-Silverman joined the ICS board in 2016. She is the associate director of Public Affairs for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), launching a program to educate the public about how cancer research saves lives. Previously, she spent more than a decade at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) handling public relations for the Cancer Center at CHOP, the CHOP Foundation and its Government Affairs and Community Relations department, among other areas. Prior, she did a stint at a PR agency showcasing Philadelphia’s restaurant scene. And she began her career as the Jewish Campus Corps Service Fellow at the Multi-Campus Hillel of Greater Philadelphia. Rachel has a B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University, and a M.S. in Marketing from Temple University’s Fox School of Business.
Rachel’s career fulfillment is derived from developing communication strategies to help organizations achieve their business goals while building community among stakeholders. Living in center city with her husband and two young children, Rachel and her family can’t imagine moving to the ‘burbs. Education is the linchpin to ensure Philadelphia continues its upward trajectory. She is so pleased to have joined the ICS community.
Eleanor Sharpe is a Deputy in the Department of Planning and Development, responsible for the Division of Planning and Zoning. She oversees the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC), the Historical Commission, the Art Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Her oversight includes being the Executive Director of the Planning Commission, where her duties include working with City Council, City Agencies, and civic and community organizations to implement the recommendations of Philadelphia2035, the city’s comprehensive plan; aimed at improving the city’s built environment. Sharpe has a bachelor of architecture from Howard University and a master’s in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Sheppard currently serves as the National School Partnership Director for City Year Incorporated, where he is responsible for developing strategies and resources that help strengthen school partnerships in the 28 City Year partner cities. Prior to serving in this role, Virgil served as the Managing Director of Impact for City Year Philadelphia where he oversaw the design, implementation, and evaluation of City Year’s Whole School Whole Child Model, as well as the partnership with the School District of Philadelphia. Mr. Sheppard came to City Year from the School District of Philadelphia, where he served in a variety of roles, including Response to Intervention Specialist and the Comprehensive Student Assistance Process/Behavioral Health Liaison. A native of Philadelphia and a product of the School District of Philadelphia, Virgil is a proud graduate of Temple and Cheyney Universities and he enjoys coaching and mentoring youth in his spare time.
Tim Spreitzer joined Tierney in 2008 with a strong background in communications, public affairs and policy work at the city, state and federal levels. As head of Tierney’s Crisis and Issues Management practice, Tim provides communications strategies for numerous local and national organizations facing a variety of situations, including mergers and acquisitions, abrupt management changes, labor disputes and major litigation. In this role, Tim’s experience runs the gamut, from serving as spokesperson for companies under intense media scrutiny to advising organizations on how to handle issues in social media. Tim also leads key accounts for Tierney such as Toll Brothers, Corporation Service Company as well as the Memorial Sloan Kettering and Hackensack Meridian Health Partnership.
Prior to joining Tierney, Tim served as the Communications and Policy Director for the Dwight Evans for Mayor campaign, where he helped craft messages, policy and strategy. Prior to that, Tim was the Deputy Chief of Staff at the School District of Philadelphia, where under CEO Paul Vallas, he led the communications and government relations teams in helping tell the story of one of the most dramatic and successful reforms of any large urban district.
Originally from Chicago, Tim also served as an Education and Workforce Policy Advisor for the Office of the Governor of the State of Illinois. Tim earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Tim has served as a “Big Brother” through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program for several years. Tim also sits on the board of New Leash on Life, an innovative nonprofit that connects rescued pit bulls with prison inmates for training prior to adoption, as well as on the Foundation Board at the Community College of Philadelphia. He and his wife Cheryl reside in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia with their daughters Lucy and Amelia.
2017-2019 Parent Seat
Jo Tiongson-Perez is a proud ICS parent and an advocate of art, education, and community impact.
With an MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific (Manila, Philippines), she holds a 12-year track record in launching marketing campaigns for global brands in corporate and cultural sectors. Currently, she serves as Director of Marketing and Social Media at the Barnes Foundation, renowned for its art collection and mission of transforming lives through the arts. In this role, she leads strategy, implementation, and analytics of the institution’s integrated marketing communications plan.
Jo is also personally drawn to initiatives that drive social change. In 2011, she founded a socially responsible baby line called Punypixel, which supported causes such as Cradles to Crayons, Little Kids Rock, and Room to Read. In 2014, she initiated ICS’ participation in the Barnes Foundation’s K-8 art education program. In 2015, she served as an NBC10/Telemundo62 21st Century Community Review Panelist to award $100,000 to three non-profit organizations making an innovative impact in the Philadelphia region.
As a parent board representative, Jo is committed to ensuring that Philadelphia families continue to gain from the strengths of the ICS community.
Mehreen Zaman joined the ICS Board in 2016. She holds a B.A. (Urban Studies and Sociology) and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Mehreen tutored and mentored at-risk youth in Syracuse, N.Y. and Philadelphia through high school, undergrad and law school. She also participated in programs aimed at educating youth in Philadelphia about Islam and Muslims in America.
Mehreen started her legal career representing Philadelphia children in abuse and neglect cases as a Staff Attorney at the Support Center for Child Advocates. She then practiced Labor and Employment law at Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia from 2010 to 2012. She then practiced White Collar Defense law at Post & Schell in Philadelphia from 2012 to 2016. In June 2016, Mehreen left private practice and is currently the Director of Investigations at Endo Pharmaceuticals in Malvern, P.A. Mehreen continues to represent Philadelphia children as a Volunteer Attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates. She has lived in Philadelphia for 16 years.