Sherry Kopka
Sherry owns and directs The Chalkboard. She has directed the programs at the school since 1977 and purchased the school in 1978. Before The Chalkboard Sherry taught at Lake Shore Montessori and Edgewater Primary. She holds a degree in Elementary Education. Sherry teaches all programs along with Kerry, Donna and Amanda.






Kerry joined The Chalkboard staff in 2006 and also teaches all classes. Kerry graduated from University of Wisconsin and has several years of teaching experience. Before joining our staff Kerry taught the past four years at a Montessori preschool.




Donna joined the Chalkboard in 2016 and teaches all classes along side Sherry and Kerry. Donna has an Early Childhood degree from Oakton College and has been teaching preschool since 1999. Previously, she taught at Bright Horizons and Little Bird Prep.


Amanda started working with us in 2016 as the classroom aide. Amanda is a resident of Old Town and has lived here all her life. She is very familiar with our program because her daughter was a student here, several years ago. Amanda is a graduate of Northwestern and comes to us with countless hours of volunteer work at a Chicago Public School in the area.

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