Chip has a lifelong connection to Evanston—he grew up here, and taught for 18 years in the History and Social Science department at Evanston Township High School. As a neighbor and teacher, Chip was drawn to Y.O.U. because he saw first-hand the work that was being done by the organization. He was impressed with a staff that went so much further than just keeping kids occupied—they helped the kids grow and be challenged. His mother is a former Board member as well.
Chip is also the co-founder and president of The DBQ Project, an educational publishing and consulting group dedicated to working with teachers and students on historical inquiry and writing. He and his wife, Katie, who is a pediatrician, have four daughters who are all current or former students in Evanston’s public schools. Despite his lifelong connection to the North Side, Chip is a White Sox fan.