Andrew Schmitz is the Assistant Director of Professional Learning at UChicago Impact. Schmitz plays a critical role in helping schools and districts around the country to effectively implement the 5Essentials system and utilize 5Essentials results as a key driver of continuous improvement. Schmitz is responsible for leading the design and implementation of all 5Essentials professional learning and the organization’s coaching model. Most recently, Schmitz served as an Assistant Principal in Chicago.
Ben Magras is a School Leadership Coach with the University of Chicago's UChicago Impact. He currently coaches Principals and their leadership teams on school improvement within the 5Essential Framework. Ben and his colleagues at the University also facilitate professional development for school leaders across the country on the 5Essentials. Prior to his role as a Coach, Ben held multiple leadership positions at the middle and high school level. Most recently, he was a Middle School Principal in the Twin Cities.