• Tina Frye, Chief Human Resource Officer

    Tina Frye is a proud East St. Louis native and product of School District 189. She has served as an elementary and middle school Teacher, middle school Administrator, elementary school Principal, and Assistant Superintendent, all within the district. A licensed educator and administrator, Ms. Frye holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Western Illinois University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University.

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  • Keisa Garrett, Chief of Schools

    Keisa Garrett is proud of her heritage within District 189. She has been a District 189 student and has risen as an educator through the ranks to administration. In her 19th year as an educator, she has served as an Elementary Teacher, Instructional Coach, Elementary and Kindergarten Assistant Principal, High School Associate Principal and Middle School Principal all within the great "City of Champions." As a licensed educator and administrator, Ms. Garrett holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters in Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

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  • Jennifer Brumback, Chief Academic Officer

    For more than 25 years, Jennifer Brumback has had the privilege of working with students, teachers, and administrators in the areas of secondary mathematics, assessment, curriculum, school improvement, and data analysis. She earned her BA in Mathematics from The University of North Texas in 1992 and her M.Ed. in Administration, Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma in 2003. After relocating to the Metro East Area, Jennifer joined East St. Louis SD 189 in January 2013 as an Assessment Specialist, and, In 2015, was named Director of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.

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  • Dr. Sherry Reynolds Whitaker, Chief School Business Official

    Dr. Sherry Reynolds Whitaker has more than two decades of experience in accounting, financial analysis, business management, and school administration. Prior to accepting the East St. Louis SD 189 Chief Financial Officer position, she worked as a Chief School Business Official (CSBO) for Lyon SD 103, Assistant Director of Finance at CUSD 308, intern business manager and served as a regional consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education. She has also worked as a project manager for OfficeMax, a cost accounting manager for Bankers Life & Casualty, and has also held various accounting/leadership positions for corporations such as: Sprint PCS, CB Richard Ellis, CNA Insurance and IBM. She has spent the last 15 years working on education and career development initiatives in the community and is dedicated to diversity work in Illinois and the surrounding states.

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