Meet our Staff

Onel Abreu, 9th Grade Assistant Principal

Onel Abreu is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and the first in his family to obtain a college degree. During his tenure as an Acker Scholar there, he obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Neuroscience and enjoyed leadership positions across several social justice and affinity student organizations. Through this experience, Onel became committed to breaking barriers to social mobility; he joined the world of education in 2011 and has since been serving and supporting urban communities of the highest need, not unlike the one he grew up in in Brooklyn NY. Onel is currently in his fifth year with Noble as an Assistant Principal and is advising his second group of young men as they aspire to reach and achieve college success.

 

Jeremy Allen, Disciplinarian

Jeremy grew up in the South Suburbs of Chicago where he attended high school in Harvey, IL. After graduating he became the first person in his family to attend a 4-year college. It was at Elmhurst when he took a 10-day service trip to Dakar, Senegal located on the western coast of Africa that he realized his passion for educating and mentoring youth. While at Elmhurst he became a leader on the campus becoming the Vice-President of its Black Student Union. Manager of the Jay-Lightz Hip-Hop dance team, and spearheaded an internship to bring Elmhurst its own NAACP organization to the campus.

 

Brittany Schwikert, Spanish Teacher

Brittany (or "Profe" as she likes to be called) is our Spanish 1 and AP Spanish language teacher at Rowe Clark. She's a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she majored in Spanish and International Studies. Since graduating, Profe has found that teaching allows her to pass on her passions of language, culture, diversity and positivity. Students in Profe's class are no strangers to using music, dance, and laughter to master the Spanish language. This past summer she took students with her to Spain, Greece and Italy and in April she will be taking a group of students to Ecuador. Interested in stepping outside your comfort zone and learning something new? Profe's class is the class for you!

 

Charlotte Brannan graduated with her Masters in Social Work with a Type 73 specialization in schools from Loyola University Chicago. Ms. Brannan grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has been working with students in Chicago since she arrived in her favorite city seven years ago. She joined the Rowe-Clark family in 2015.  Ms. Brannan supports Rowe-Clark students and their families every day by providing one-on-one and group therapeutic services, teaching social-emotional skills, and partnering with community organizations to support students and families with a wide range of resources.Charlotte Brannan, Social Worker

Charlotte Brannan graduated with her Masters in Social Work with a Type 73 specialization in schools from Loyola University Chicago. Ms. Brannan grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has been working with students in Chicago since she arrived in her favorite city seven years ago. She joined the Rowe-Clark family in 2015.  Ms. Brannan supports Rowe-Clark students and their families every day by providing one-on-one and group therapeutic services, teaching social-emotional skills, and partnering with community organizations to support students and families with a wide range of resources.

 

Maria L. Luna, Alumni Coordinator and College Counselor

Maria L. Luna received a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with honors from Knox College in 2005, where she was a McNair Scholar and double major in Anthropology & Sociology  and Spanish Literature. Additionally, she received a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Dominican University in 2007. Maria is the first one in her family to attend and graduate from college. She is in her fifth year at Rowe-Clark, currently as Alumni Coordinator and College Counselor.Previously, she taught Spanish and was a OneGoal Program Director.

 

D’alonte Burns, Case Manager/Learning Specialist

Dalonte Burns is the Case Manager at Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy where he oversees the special education department. Mr. Burns is responsible for facilitating Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and supplemental conferences for grades 9-12. He provides direction to instructional coaches, disciplinarians, and general education teachers to improve educational and behavioral outcomes of students with disabilities. Mr. Burns has served in several capacities since joining the Rowe-Clark family in 2011 ranging from being an advisor, basketball coach, paraprofessional, and learning specialist.

Born and raised on the Westside of Chicago, Mr. Burns is a Noble Street College Prep Alum. He received his Bachelor of Arts at Lewis University where he majored in Broadcast Journalism and played on the Men’s Basketball team. He received his Master’s Degree in Special Education from National Louis University. Mr. Burns is a Teach For America Corps Alum (’13).  He is a firm believer that higher learning plays a major role in leveling the playing field while positioning students to utilize their gifts for the benefit of others.

 Prior to joining Rowe-Clark, Mr. Burns worked for Clear Channel Radio where he assisted the program director and radio personality in editing and uploading audio for commercials and providing content for the webpage. He also worked for CBS Radio where he planned and execute promotional events.

 Mr. Burns serves as a Minister and Brotherhood chairman at a local church in the Englewood community. Mr. Burns and his wife, LaKeita, have a son and a daughter, Zechariah and Genesis.