Our Network Leadership


Ms. Tracie Sanlin is Chicago Collegiate’s CEAO. As a 4th generation teacher and 3rd generation Chicago educator, Ms. Sanlin is dedicated to the city of Chicago and the greater Roseland community; her family has been active members of the greater Roseland community and schools for nearly 60 years. Ms. Sanlin received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and Masters degrees from both Loyola Marymount University and Harvard University. Prior to joining the team at Chicago Collegiate Charter School, Ms. Sanlin was a middle school social studies teacher, a Saturday Academy Director, School Operations Manager, and a Chicago Public Schools Principal. She currently resides on the South Side of Chicago and in addition to her role at Chicago Collegiate, Ms. Sanlin is a published author and loves gardening, shopping, and spending time with her family!


Shannon Donnelly grew up primarily in Long Beach, IN, and attended college at Princeton University, where she graduated with a degree in Politics and a certificate in Political Economy. Ms. Donnelly began her career in education reform and nonprofit employment as a Project 55 summer intern, working at KIPP Foundation in San Francisco after her sophomore year. In her senior year, Ms. Donnelly began working for Teach For America as a campus recruiter, and after graduation she moved to Washington DC and joined full-time staff at Teach For America. She worked there for over twelve years on operations for teacher training. Ms. Donnelly moved back to northwest Indiana in October 2013, settling in Chesterton near her family, and in March 2016, she joined the Chicago Collegiate team. She is the proud mother of two young girls and now gets to experience the public school system from the parent perspective. Ms. Donnelly is beyond excited to be at Chicago Collegiate where she can work towards educational equity and expanding opportunities for all students on a local level.