Serving students in grades 6-12

Rodney D. Joslin Campus

Perspectives Rodney D. Joslin campus provides a holistic approach to education, combining relevant and rigorous college preparatory curriculum with strong social emotional learning to prepare our students for college and for life. Located in South Loop, Joslin serves a diverse group of students from across the city in grades 6-12.

Joslin utilizes the city and region as a classroom to provide our students with real world and experiential learning opportunities. Joslin’s vibrant, small-school learning environment allows students to build on their educational experience through internships and electives like art, fitness, humanities, and STEM courses as well as an accelerated pathway for high-achieving students. Students begin to visit college campuses as early as 6th grade, and Dual Enrollment is offered in partnership with City Colleges’. Home of NBA All-Star, Anthony Davis, students can also participate in over 50 after school programs and athletic teams. Joslin provides the foundation for developing ethical leaders prepared for the 21st century.

Neighborhood

South Loop

Grades

6-12

Contact

312.225.7400

Announcements

Social Emotional Support

Are you a student or parent of a student that needs more social emotional support in school? Complete <<this form>> and a social emotional specialist will follow up with you within 48 hours.

Drive Up Enrollment

Please pull into the parking lot and park near the sign close to the main entrance.

Upcoming information sessions:

Due to COVID-19, all future Information Sessions will be hosted online.

We invite you to attend a virtual Information Session for one or more Perspectives campuses! Led by school leaders, our presentation will cover the enrollment process, academics, extracurricular activities, student expectations and more. 

Please RSVP to the session(s) you would like to attend here. You will be sent a Zoom link prior to the call.

9th Grade GoCPS Drop-In, Q&A Hour
  • Tuesday, October 27 | 11:30am -12:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 10 | 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Monday, November 23 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
General Information Sessions
  • Thursday, November 5 | 10:30am – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, November 19 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Thursday, December 10 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Pay School Fees Online!

Use the following portal to create an account (if you have not already), and keep track of and pay any school fee balances. Simply enter your student’s school ID number, and your account will be synced. If you have any questions, please email businessoffice@pcsedu.org or call 773-358-6105.

Student Resources

Registration Documents

NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the District must provide students with disabilities with appropriate special education and related services to address their educational needs. If your student receives related services from the District through their Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) document, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, nursing services, and speech and language therapy, you may request copies of related service logs developed and maintained by the District for your child. These related service logs include information regarding the type and duration of related services administered to your child.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s special education services, please contact Amy Gambrel agambrel@pcsedu.org 312-604-2200.

For more information, click here: cps.edu/nondiscrimination

Leadership

STEPHEN TODD

Principal
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DORIENNE CANADA

Assistant Principal of Instruction
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RODNINA SIMS-TATE

Assistant Principal of Culture
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Deans

MIGUEL CURL

Dean of A Disciplined Life
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DANIELLE JEFFERSON

Dean of A Disciplined Life
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Administrative Support

SEDALIA ALLEN

Office Manager
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MONICA ALLEYNE

Administrative Assistant
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CURTIS STRONG

Security Guard
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EMMANUEL TILLMAN

Security Guard
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Instructional Leaders

MIISHA DRUMMOND

Instructional Leader

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NATHANIEL VANN

Instructional Leader

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Student Supports

QIANA GILLESPIE

Assistant Director of Programs & Enrichment
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RAY GREGORY

Paraprofessional
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ROCHERR LANDRUM

Paraprofessional
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JANET LEE

Case Manager
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RHONDA WOODS

Paraprofessional
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Teaching Faculty

TABITHA BERRY

Science Teacher
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VALENCIA COULTER

Teacher
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RORY DOLAN

English & History Teacher
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DAVID FUENTES

Math Teacher
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SAMANTHA GARCIA

Spanish Teacher
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KATE GEHLEN

LBS Teacher
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CAROLINE HINES

LBS Teacher
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TYLER JAMES JAVIER

LBS Teacher
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FERIHA KAZMI

Science Teacher
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BRITTANY MASON

ELA & ADL Teacher
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TIMOTHY MCNAMARA 

LBS Teacher
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CHRISTINE MILLER

LBS Teacher
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D’NAYA MIMS

Electives Teacher
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JENNIFER MORSE

ADL Teacher
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AMEENAH OJO

Electives & ADL Teacher
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CHRISTINE PEJOSKI

Spanish Teacher
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JETAUN POPE

LBS Teacher
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DAVID RAPP

Math Teacher
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ANDREW ROSENBLAT 

English Teacher
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REGGIE SMITH

History Teacher
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SHERWANA STEWART

Science Teacher
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ROBERT TAYLOR

Math Teacher
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TATIANA THOMAS 

ADL Teacher
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STEPHANIE VARGAS

English Teacher
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MARTHA WADE

Electives & ADL Teacher
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SHANNON WHITE

History Teacher
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Athletics

The athletic program focuses on building character while fostering competitive excellence.  Research shows that Perspectives student-athletes have higher attendance rates, better academic performance, and fewer discipline issues.

Fall

HS Girls Volleyball
MS Flag Football

Winter

MS Girls Basketball
MS Boys Basketball

Spring

MS Softball
MS Girls Track
MS Boys Track
Varsity Girls Soccer (co-op)

Enroll Today!

Enrolling students from 6th -12th grades. Perspectives has 5 schools located in three campuses in Chicago’s southside neighborhoods of Bronzeville, South Loop, and Auburn Gresham.

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