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Spencer Technology Academy would like to thank Ms. Ellina Sims and her AT&T team for purchasing and donating 16 Chromebook devices for our students! We would also like to thank Ms. Bradley, our 6th grade teacher for reaching out and sharing our need with Ms. Sims. If it wasn't for Ms. Bradley sharing information about her love for her students, the donation may not have taken place. Ms. Sims, an AT&T Supervisor, took it upon herself to pull her team together to help support our students and they went on a search for Chromebook devices. Ms. Sims then contacted Ms. Bradley with the surprise! We thank Ms. Sims, the AT&T Corporation and also Ms. Bradley for thinking enough of Spencer to want to help get technology devices out to more of our students!




Dear Spencer Families,

We are currently experiencing some very different times, temporarily. In regard to our current situation regarding COVID-19, and in efforts to reduce the spread of the virus and protect our community and beyond, Chicago Public Schools has made the decision to extend the closure of schools to April 30, 2020. This decision was made to work to limit the spread of illness throughout our city. We want to assure you that at Spencer, we are working diligently, with the teachers and staff to ensure that we have the resources available to support our families to make it a smooth transition into remote learning. Your child/ren will receive instruction from their teachers regarding this process and additional information will be provided as we move forward.

We will have learning packets online and for any families that are unable to participate in the remote learning program, we will have the learning packets available at Spencer. All families will be able to pick up learning packets, along with meals at Spencer from Monday -Friday, between 9 a.m and 1 p.m. daily. If you are only in need of meals, you can pick them up from any CPS school between the same hours.

For the most reliable up to date information about COVID-19, please visit:

Stay Healthy!
Mrs. Fox, Principal (PDF version)

News & Updates

Governor JB Pritzker Issues Stay at Home Order Until April 30, 2020.
Chicago Public Schools Remain Closed Until April 30, 2020.

4/15/20: We are currently contacting parents who are within the designated priority groups, to distribute technology devices. As other devices become available, we will be contacting additional parents. If you are in need of a technology device, please contact the school to be added to our wait list for devices.
We also have printed learning resources for pick up daily between the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm


Assistant Principal's Corner

A Note From the Assistant Principal

Greetings Parents, Families, Staff and Students of Spencer Academy:

My name is Bridget Harris and I’m extremely happy to join the Spencer family as the new Assistant Principal. I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality experience. As a parent, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met each day.

Before joining Spencer, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past 17 years. Some of the roles I have held include classroom teacher, PD Specialist, and K-8 assistant principal. My academic background includes a Master of Arts in Education, a Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers, so my primary objective will be to ensure that every student is receiving high-quality instruction from every teacher at Spencer. In order to do this, I will be providing teachers with feedback on their instruction, access to professional development, and reaching out to parents for support with academic and behavioral concerns to ensure our students are prepared for college and 21st century careers.

I will be working closely with our Principal, Mrs. Fox, to guarantee that all of our students are intellectually challenged and have access to the social and emotional support that is critical to students during their elementary years. Please commit to being active participants in this process with us. We cannot do it without you.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve the students, families and staff of Spencer!! I look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Educationally Yours,
Bridget Harris


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