Nathan Pietrini

Executive Director

Nathan Pietrini believes firmly that all children can grow beyond what is expected of them if they have a team of teachers and administrators who constantly strive to improve their practice and deepen their understanding of students’ individual needs.

Before joining High Jump, Nathan served as the principal at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy in Lake View where he led the school to improvements in all major data points, and helped reshape the way collaboration and teacher leadership takes place at Hawthorne.

Nathan has worked as a teacher and assistant principal in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), as well as outside of the district, for 14 years. He first became a teacher because he saw a need for students to have positive and supportive role models. After helping start a new CPS high school in 2007 as a social studies teacher, Nathan began a transition into leadership as he recognized that strong administrators were the most important lever for school improvement.


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