Ginger Ostro

Chief Financial Officer at Chicago Public Schools

Ginger Ostro

Ginger Ostro

Chief Financial Officer at Chicago Public Schools

Biography

Ginger Ostro joined Advance Illinois as Executive Director in January 2016. Ostro previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Chicago Public Schools, where she helped usher in a more equitable, student-based school funding model while responsible for financial operations of the third largest district in the country and a nearly $6 billion annual budget.

Ostro’s career has been devoted to addressing inequities in education, human services and juvenile justice. Her experience in education includes roles in K-12 and higher education. Prior to joining Chicago Public Schools, she worked in state government in a number of roles including Director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget and later as Deputy Executive Director of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, where she helped strengthen the Commission’s role in helping low-income students access and complete college. While at Chicago Metropolis 2020, a non-profit organization focused on improving life in the Chicago Metropolitan region, Ostro worked on efforts to reduce youth involvement in the juvenile justice system, policies to help the formerly incarcerated, and a system to identify and intervene with young children who had been exposed to violence. She also has worked at Governors State University, helping to develop a curriculum to prepare students for work in human services and an innovative Family Development Center on the university campus to serve children from birth through 4th grade and their families.

Ostro holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Economics, Rhetoric and Law from The University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Health and Human Services from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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Chicago Public Schools
Advance Illinois

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President at The Joyce Foundation

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Founding Partner at Franczek Radelet P.C.

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President Emeritus at Illinois Institute of Technology

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CDW Corporation

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Senior Partner & Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

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Representative from the 97th District at Illinois House of Representatives

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Clinical Professor, University of Chicago Committee on Education at University of Chicago - Urban Education Institute

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Executive Director at Latino Policy Forum

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Interim Executive Director at Illinois Board of Higher Education

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Chancellor at City Colleges of Chicago

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Chief Financial Officer at Chicago Public Schools
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Chief Financial Officer
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Executive Director
2016 - Current

Advance Illinois was founded to be an objective voice in supporting a healthy public education system that prepares all students for college, career, and democratic citizenship. Advance Illinois is guided by the conclusion that driving significant improvement in education outcomes requires a comprehensive approach over many years.

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Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2016

Advance Illinois was founded to be an objective voice in supporting a healthy public education system that prepares all students for college, career, and democratic citizenship. Advance Illinois is guided by the conclusion that driving significant improvement in education outcomes requires a comprehensive approach over many years.

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2009

KALEIDOSCOPE, INC IS A LICENSED, NOT FOR PROFIT CHILD WELFARE AGENCY THAT SPECIFICALLY SERVESCHILDREN AND YOUTH CONSIDERED BY THE STATE OF ILLINOIS TO BE MOST IN NEED.

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2004
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