Wilmette’s Baker Demonstration School welcomes Kate Cicchelli as head of school

Brian L. Cox, Chicago Tribune
May 7, 2024

“I think there’s lots of interesting research now about both the social emotional and educational impact of those two years,” she added “I think Baker can really be a leader in that post-pandemic world where education is looked at through the lens of the whole child.” – Read More

Evanston Educator Named to Italian Basketball Team’s Hall of Fame

by Nancy McLaughlin for Evanston Round Table
May 6th, 2024

“The hall of fame is an incredible honor,” said Rocca, during a recent interview. “There have only been 37 players inducted into the hall of fame in Olimpia’s nearly 100-year history” – Read More

‘Much Like Coming Home’ For Incoming Baker Demonstration School Chief

By Jonah Meadows, Patch Staff
May 3, 2024

“[Cicchelli] brings an extraordinary combination of skills and, over her long career, has proven herself to be a passionate advocate for students, a visionary leader of her fellow educators and a creative entrepreneur who has helped create and strengthen extraordinary educational communities,” said board chair Stephanie Hentz – Read More

Baker Has New School Leader

Staff, The Record Northshore
April 28, 2024

“Baker Demonstration school is a renowned institution with a history that stretches back to the beginning of the progressive education movement,” Cicchelli said in a statement. “I’m proud and humbled by the opportunity to guide this wonderful school, as we learn and work together to reach our highest potential — as students, individuals and as a community.” – Read More

Mason Rocca ’00 Honored for Pro Basketball Career in Italy

By David Weisenfeld, Princeton Alumni Weekly
June 5, 2024

“Such a tenacious rebounder and strong as an ox,” said Lewullis. “If you needed a rebound, he was going to get it.” 

Lewullis saw Rocca play in Italy and noted that his former teammate became a huge fan favorite. “Mason was a gritty player, and things just took off for him overseas,” Lewullis said.Read More