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News from Namaste:


New Executive Director/Head of School, Natalie C. Neris

Dear Friends of Namaste,

As you may know, we have been conducting an extensive search process for our new, permanent leader for Namaste Charter School.  As a result of this effort, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Natalie Neris as our new Executive Director/Head of School.

In addition to her impressive bio, Natalie’s inspiring leadership garnered overwhelming support of the entire Namaste community and Board who all participated in the selection process.  She embodies our culture and our values and has a proven track record in teaching, academic excellence, and innovation.  And she is deeply committed to health and wellness, student’s long term success, and data-driven results which are all critical to our mission.

As you can see, we have evolved the title of the job to reflect the fact that it really encompasses more than a traditional HOS would be asked to do at a CPS school.  This role includes a lot of work in both development and finance and operations so we believe that Executive Director is a more accurate reflection of the duties.

Natalie will begin full time on June 5th focusing planning for the 2017/2018 school year and transitioning of duties from Stephanie Bloom, our Interim Head of School, who will stay on through June 30th.  We are grateful to have this time to ensure Natalie is set up for success and we don’t lose any of the great momentum we currently have in process.

We look forward to continuing to share great news as we move into this exciting chapter for Namaste!


Namaste Board of Directors

Learn more about Natalie here.


Recent Newsletters/Notices

May 2017
2017-05-23 – Board of Directors Meeting Change

2017-05-08 board_meeting_agenda

April 2017
2017-04-28 Letter from Cathy – Board President
2017-04-28 – Namaste News – Spanish
2017-04-28 – Namaste News
Namaste First Annual Health Week – 04-24-17 to 04-28-17
2017-04-21 – Namaste News – Spanish
2017-04-21 – Namaste News
DeLasalle – 2017 Open House

2017-04-17 – Namaste News – English
2017-04-17 – Namaste News – Spanish
April 2017 Childrens Events Flyer
Candidate Visit – English
Candidate Visit – Spanish
Children and Family Benefits – English.jpg
Children and Family Benefits – Spanish.jpg
Earth Day – English Earth Day – Spanish
2017-04-07 – Head of School – English
2017-04-07 – Head of School – Spanish
2017-04-07 – Namaste News – English
2017-04-07 – Namaste News – Spanish
2017-2018 – Family Calendar for 2017-2018 School year

March 2017
2017-03 – Dollars for DC – Dollares para DC – 2017
2017-03 – Namaste Health Week April 24-28
2017-03-24 – Namaste News Spanish Marzo24
2017-03-24 – Namaste News
2017.03.23 – BAC Dual Language Meeting Flyer
2017.03 – Chicago Public Library Events
2017.03.17 Namaste News
2017.03.17 Namaste News.pdf Spanish
2017-03-14 – Head of School March 14 2017 Parent Letter Spanish
2017-03-14 – Head of School March 14 2017 Parent Letter
2017-03-10 – Chicago YSA Field Day.jpg
2017-03-10 – St Pats
2017-03-10 Newsletter
2017-03-10 Newsletter Spanish

Please visit namastecharterschool.org/namaste-news/ for older newsletters.