It is Our Mission to Produce Lifelong Learners

Bradwell School of Excellence will fully prepare our scholars for college and the work force by providing a safe, rigorous learning environment with high expectations for all. We will partner with our community and families to ensure that our scholars are able to exceed standards and not just meet them. As a learning community we will work together to prepare our students to be academically competitive with their peers worldwide and each of them will feel the love and commitment of our staff. Collectively, we will use each other as resources to create an exciting learning environment for our children and foster in them a thirst for knowledge that cannot be dampened by the social ills they confront each day.

Pre K-8

Bradwell School of Excellence

7736 S. Burnham
Chicago , IL 60649

Enrollment: 493
All students at Bradwell School of Excellence will be academically and socially ready for, attend, and graduate from college!

Principal's Message


Greetings and Welcome to Bradwell School of Excellence

The scholars at Bradwell School of Excellence are poised for greatness! As a school community, we are committed to helping students actualize their potential every day by providing them with the academic experiences to allow them to compete intellectually on a global level, the leadership opportunities to develop a strong, compelling voice to initiate productive change, and the compassion and empathy necessary to serve our community with insight and a keen emotional intelligence. We are dedicated to providing a well-rounded educational experience that emphasizes the development of the whole child. Most importantly, though, as the leader of Bradwell, I want all members of our school community to feel the greatest sense of joy and satisfaction when they think about or discuss our school. I believe that when we learn and work in a place we love, there is no limit to the heights we can reach!


Our Growth In

Steady, positive improvements in academic achievement, student engagement, and parent satisfaction are hallmarks of all AUSL-managed CPS schools. You will find reports for Bradwell School of Excellence to the right.

Our History

Building on Our History to
Create a Culture of Excellence


Bradwell School of Excellence is named in honor of Myra Bradwell (1831-1894). Bradwell was a publisher and political activist and attempted to become the first woman to be admitted to the Illinois bar, but was barred by the Illinois Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. The Illinois Supreme Court finally granted her a law license in Illinois in 1890.

Bradwell School of Excellence opened in 1889 and originally contained 8 classrooms. An addition, which is now the northern part of the school, was built in 1895, and contained 10 classrooms. 

A 3-story addition was built in 1927 containing 19 classrooms and an auditorium. A matching addition of 12 classrooms added in 1937 that replaced the original 1889 wing.

Additional land was acquired west of the school in 1970 for the construction of a playground addition and a much needed gym and lunchroom, which were added in 1978 to alleviate severe overcrowding at the school.

Bradwell was renovated in 2010, contains 40 classrooms, and serves 730 students.


AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is a Chicago nonprofit school management organization that creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) turned over management of Bradwell School of Excellence to AUSL in 2010 as a turnaround school. Turning around a school is one approach that CPS uses to improve neighborhood schools that have been failing for many years. The transformation begins with the new leadership and teachers in the building to deliver effective instruction and the right climate and culture to the same neighborhood students.

AUSL is committed to to providing all AUSL students with a quality education to prepare them for college and career.

Staff List

Questions for Our Staff?

If you have any questions, the Bradwell School of Excellence staff will be happy to assist you.


Fax: 773-535-6612


Tyese T. Sims

Tina Walker
Assistant Principal

Kimberly Carter
Case Manager

Kourtney Knox


Antionette Billingsley

Ashley Brooks
K and 1 ELA/Math

Kaitlyn Carson

Caitlin Cuilla
K and 1 ELA

Elizabeth Debelak
Diverse Learning

Melody Farmer
4 and 5 ELA

Tracey Green
7th/8th Grade, ELA

Gerard Gros
Physical Education

Rebecca Klegon
2 and 3 ELA

Shujuana Lovett
6th Grade, Science and Social Studies

Leslie Madorsky
K and 1 ELA

Olivia Scott
K and 1 Math

Herbert Singleton
4 and 5 Math

Kristine Vargas
Diverse Learning

Agnes Vogelsinger
Diverse Learning

Jacquelyn Wade
K and 1 Math

Amanda Walker

Anita Walker
6th Grade, Math and Social Studies

Rhonda Williams
Diverse Learning

Morgan Yeates-Ocampos

Support Staff

Joshua Blair

Shymira Burks

Tommie Dillard

Parrish Doss

Tawona Hickman
Lunchroom Manager

Chalayne Ireland
Lunchroom Attendant

Nathan James

Dominique Johnson

Ebonie Kendricks
Clerk Assistant

Tara Little

Linda Mason

Diane Pratt
Lunchroom Attendant

Isiah Samuel

Ronnie Skinner
School Support

Darius Thomas

Anthony Williams
School Support