Jeanne Warsaw

Chicago native Jeanne Warsaw’s career experience in the music business provides her with unique insight into the world of popular music and how music can be a voice for change. She has spent over 20 years in the music industry, marketing and promoting multi-million-dollar international recording artists such as Janet Jackson, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, and hundreds more. Jeanne‘s music industry career began with the legendary Chicago retail chain Rose Records, for whom she worked as a buyer. She quickly rose to work in promotion and marketing for Sony Records. She has dedicated herself to the music business ever since, having served as Promotion and Marketing Director for RCA/BMG, Elektra/Warner Bros., and Virgin/EMI. During that time, Jeanne actively worked with recording artists to bring their music to the community and into schools to speak with young people about social issues and how music can be a voice for change. Jeanne’s professional network connects active musicians and artist professionals in the community.

Demetria Iazzetto
Education Consultant

Demetria Iazzetto, Ph.D., has worked in education in Chicago for over 40 years as a teacher and program director, teaching high school and college courses and supervising student teachers.  She has taught part-time at Columbia College Chicago, National Louis University, and Concordia University.  She directed the Urban Education Program of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, preparing new teachers to work in urban schools.  Demetria is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is the president of the Board of Directors of the Dorothy Stang Popular Education Adult Bilingual High School in Chicago.

Len Dominguez
Education Consultant

Len, a DePaul University graduate with an M.Ed. from Loyola University, was appointed as Chicago’s Deputy Mayor for Education and Chief of Policy for Chicago’s public schools by Mayor Richard M. Daley from 1991 to 2000. He was a liaison to the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago City Colleges, Chicago Universities, the Foundation community, and the Business community. He developed and recommended policies to the Board of Education. Len was the interim Principal for Benito Juarez Community Academy High School. He designed and implemented an intervention strategy to turn around the troubled high school, improve the curriculum, and add new courses and programs. Len is the President of Educare Associates, specializing in comprehensive school improvement processes. 

Annie Sobotka
Special Education Consultant

Annie is a Special Education/Learning Behavior Specialist teacher at Chicago Public Schools and has taught Special Education for nearly 15 years in self-contained, resource, and inclusive-based classrooms.  She graduated with a Master of Science-MS Behavior Intervention Specialist-LBS2 degree from Northeastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science-BS Special Education LBS1 degree from Western Illinois University. Her goals are to teach academic skills, social etiquette, basic life skills, job skills, behavioral management, and emotional regulation to children with disabilities. “Having a child with special needs has positively impacted my life. I want each child I work with to know they are loved, smart, and can overcome obstacles.”