• Teacher

    Eric Skalinder is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) and has been a public school educator since 2004. He currently teaches for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) at Kelly High School serving the Brighton Park community and surrounding southwest side neighborhoods. Mr. Skalinder guides teaching and learning through a well-rounded, holistic, student centered model grounded …

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  • Director

    Mr. Skalinder is dedicated to both the highest levels of choral excellence and the development of student musical independence through readily applicable knowledge and skills. The result is a suite of Kelly High School ensembles that are focused on student leadership – singers learn deliberately, proactively and collaboratively with and …

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  • Musician

    Before his career in education Eric spent ten years singing professionally all over the United States while performing as many as 275 shows per year with quartet Four Shadow and trail blazing vocal band Blind Man’s Bluff – two of the busiest, hardest working groups leading the way to the …

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  • Partner

    Mr. Skalinder works diligently to partner with community and arts organizations to make up for the absence of funding for the arts in the Chicago Public Schools. He has worked with generous partners to provide a wide variety of supports: recurring $15,000 annual grants guest conductors small group voice lessons …

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  • Advocate

    Consortium on Chicago School Research – Steering Committee A citywide initiative that aims to unite communities and Chicago as a whole in creating a plan to ensure top-quality neighborhood public high schools that support students’ personal development and learning, both in and out of the classroom. Generation All – Steering …

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  • Volunteer

    Mr. Skalinder devotes hundreds of hours each year to volunteerism in education and music: VLF: The Vocal Liberation Front Tri-M Music Honor Society Los Rios de Mexico Mariachi Musical Theater Vocal Coach IHSA Vocal Solo & Ensemble Site manager, CPS Vocal Solo & Ensemble Site manager, CPS Elementary Chorus Festival …

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