Meet Our Leaders
Lauren Boros – Principal
Mrs. Boros began her collegiate career headed towards the medical field. During her sophomore year at Columbia University in New York City, she discovered that more than just doctors save lives; teachers do, too. Shortly thereafter, she committed to Teach For America to serve 7th grade math students in Gary, Indiana.
During her two years in Gary, Mrs. Boros earned her first Masters Degree from Dominican University. While a teacher, she also coached incoming and current Teach for America middle school math teachers as a Content Specialist. After her second year, Mrs. Boros joined the Noble Network as the 9th grade Algebra teacher at Pritzker College Prep. While teaching and leading the 9th grade team, she also completed her second graduate program in Administration and Supervision at National Louis University in partnership with the KIPP School Leadership Program. Upon completion, Mrs. Boros became the Assistant Principal at Pritzker College Prep.
Now, Mrs. Boros is thrilled to lead the collaboration between Phillips Exeter Academy and The Noble Network and bring student-centered, discussion-based learning to Chicago.
Jessie Weingartner – Assistant Principal
Raised on the south side of Chicago, Ms. Weingartner is a proud graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School – go Dolphins! After graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Duke University, Jessie hopped on a plane, soared over the swampy Louisiana bayous, and landed in the heart of the Crescent City - New Orleans. As a 2009 Teach For America corps member, Ms. Weingartner taught special education for three years at Langston Hughes Academy, the first school in New Orleans built post- Hurricane Katrina. Ms. Weingartner assumed the position of RTI coordinator in her third year, managing and coordinating all elementary academic and behavioral interventions. Though she fell deeply in love with both crawfish etouffee and her remarkable scholars, she decided to switch gears in 2012, returning home to Chicago after accepting a position in business operations for an expanding coffee and tea company. After two years of successfully assisting in the expansion of a rapidly growing company, Ms. Weingartner humbly and eagerly accepted the offer to help found The Noble Academy in 2014. When not working, Ms. Weingartner can be found curled up on the couch with a good book, jamming out to New Orleans’ own Rebirth Brass Band, or trying out one of Chicago’s many, delicious restaurants and cafes.
Joni Rogers – Assistant Principal
Mrs. Rogers grew up in a small town in Minnesota. She graduated from St. Mary's University of MN with a BA in Mathematics. She was a 2006 Teach for America Chicago Corps Member teaching high school math for two years on the Southside of Chicago. While in the Corps, she earned her M.Ed from National Louis University. She was so moved by the success of her students that she decided to continue working with high school students. Mrs. Rogers spent three years teaching Algebra I at Pritzker College prep before teaching at a boarding school in CT and a public school in NC. After seven years of teaching, she became the Vice Principal of a high school in New Orleans. While in New Orleans, Mrs. Rogers could not fight the urge to move back to the Midwest. She then took on the role of Assistant Dean of Culture at Pritzker, and transitioned into the Dean of Instruction role at The Noble Academy late in 2015.
Audrienna Lampkins – Dean of Culture
Ms. Lampkins was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from ACE Tech High school she attended The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studied Human Development & Family Studies. Ms. Lampkins joined the Pritzker College Prep staff in 2012 as a Teacher at Large and Assistant Dean of Culture in 2013. She was thrilled to join the founding staff of The Noble Academy as the Dean of Culture. She believes through hard work and discipline, students will construct the skills necessary to be successful in college and throughout life.
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