Administrative Team

Francis W. Parker School is fortunate to have an expert faculty, staff, administration and Board of Trustees that remain committed to educating students in accord with Parker’s mission. 

More than 200 faculty, staff and administrative professionals come together at Parker to inspire students to apply their skills, thoughts, ideas and values to make the world a more just, beautiful and interesting place.
Daniel B. Frank ’74 | Principal
B.A., Amherst College
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Chicago
at Parker since 1988

Priyanka Rupani | Assistant Principal and
Interim Co-Director of Director of Enrollment and
Financial Assistance
B.A., Northwestern University
M.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
at Parker since 2021

Brent Caburnay | The John G. Levi Director of Development
B.A., University of Michigan
at Parker since 2014

Robert Haugh | Chief Financial Officer
B.S., Northern Illinois University
Certified Public Accountant, State of Illinois
at Parker since 2004

Vahn Phayprasert | Head of Intermediate and Middle Schools
B.S., Emporia State University
M.A., University of Phoenix - San Diego
at Parker since 2021

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Alexis Samuels | Interim Co-Director of Human Resources 
B.F.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison
at Parker since 2016
Dominic Saracino | Director of Communications 
B.A., Marquette University
at Parker since 2001
Bobby Starks | Director of Athletics
B.A., Western Illinois University
M.B.A., DePaul University
RAA and RMSAA, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association
at Parker since 2015

Kimeri Swanson-Beck | Head of Lower School
B.A., National College of Education
M.Ed., National Louis University
M.Ed., Northern Illinois University
at Parker since 2014
Iman Waits | Interim Co-Director of Human Resources
B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., Roosevelt University
at Parker since 2011

Cory Zeller | Head of Upper School
B.A., University of Pennsylvania 
M.A., University of Michigan
at Parker since 2012 
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.