The mission of CICS Washington Park is to prepare its students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college.


Our Leadership

Principal (K-4): Tyrrell Jeffries

Mr. Jeffries was born and graduated high school in Aurora, IL. Immediately after, he began a life-changing college experience at Augustan College in Rock Island, IL. During his under graduate career, Mr. Jeffries served as the Director of Student Leadership Development and gained a fond appreciation for what life could offer. Upon graduating, Tyrrell moved to Chicago and began his teaching career at CICS Washington Park. As a third grade teacher Mr. Jeffries helped his scholars grow over 2 years on the NWEA in ELA and Math and outscored the state in both areas on the PARCC exam. During his time at Washington Park, Mr. Jeffries served as a teacher, Instructional Lead, Dean of Students, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Principal Fellow. Mr. Jeffries is an alumnus of the TFA Chicago Corps and the Relay Graduate School of Education National Principal Academy. He is thrilled to be principal of CICS Washington Park so that he can prepare scholars for the rich educational experience that he had.

Principal (5-8): Kevin Busch

Mr. Busch is the middle school principal at CICS Washington Park. Prior to his work at CICS Washington Park, Mr. Busch was a Principal Fellow and 7th/8th grade reading teacher at CICS Avalon. Under the tutelage of then Principal Brandon Kimble, Mr. Busch helped scholars grow 2+ years in reading on the NWEA and outpace their non-low income peers in ELA on PARCC. Mr. Busch holds a Bachelors of Journalism from the University of Missouri and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Dominican University. Mr. Busch completed the Relay National Principals Academy fellowship in the spring of 2018 and is a TFA Chicago Corps Member.

Director of Operations: Sarah Horn

Sarah Horn is the Director of Operations at the CICS Washington Park campus. She is thrilled to be part of the team working to create lasting change in one of Chicago's most deserving neighborhoods. Sarah is a graduate of Boston College and Northeastern University with a background in Economics and Political Science. She is also a Teach for America Alumni, having served in the 2008 Houston Corps.

Contact Us:

110 E 61st Street
Chicago, IL 60637
K-4: (773) 347-0200
5-8: (773) 324-3300