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Clapham Board

Meet The People Who Make It Possible


 

CHRIS STIERNAGLE

President

Chris is the Global Workforce Planning Leader at GE Capital. He received his MBA in Strategy from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. Previously he was a Senior Consultant at Towers Watson for over 9 years.

 

RACHEL ZOELLER

Secretary

Rachel earned a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Ball State University, and has been a full-time mom and house manager for the last 14 years. Her passion for an excellent education for her children brought her family to Clapham School in 2015. Rachel, her husband Aaron and their four boys attend St John Lutheran Church where she participates in Women’s Bible study, teaches Sunday school, makes meals for home bound members, and also leads a summer book club for kids. Rachel volunteers at a crisis pregnancy center, chaperones school field trips and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.

 

ANDERS SMITH

Anders is a Director and National Sales Consultant at Delaware Life.  Over the course of his 30+ year career in the financial services industry, Anders has held several lead management roles, including as Managing Director at Nuveen Investments where he led their DCIO & Strategic Platform sales team, and 17 years with MFS Investment Management, where he was Director of the MFS Institute.

Anders is a graduate of the University of Illinois and has earned the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Certified Investment Management AnalystSM (CIMA®), Retirement Management AdvisorSM (RMA®), Chartered Private Wealth AdvisorSM (CPWA®), and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™ (AIFA®) designations.

Anders, his wife Lynn, and their three children live in Glen Ellyn, attend Parkview Community Church, and have been engaged with the Clapham community for over 10 years where their youngest is currently in Class 7.

 

KATIE KLOS

After studying education and English at Wheaton College, Katie substituted at Hinsdale South High School for a year, then joined the Clapham School faculty. She taught Middle School and Class Five at Clapham for six years before becoming a stay-at-home mom in 2016. Katie, her husband Josh, and their three children worship at Grace Church of Dupage.

 

JEREMIAH FITZGERALD

Jeremiah is President & CEO of PanoScape Holdings. A graduate of DePaul University, Jeremiah is an Oak Park native and pizza aficionado. He and his family reside in Wheaton and attend College Church.

 

ELISE POPPE

Elise graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Elementary Education. She quickly found the joy of learning through the method of Charlotte Mason when joining the teaching staff at Clapham School where she taught and worked in administration for a total of seven years. She also taught at Ambleside Schools of Colorado where she was able to further her training in Charlotte Mason. She is currently in the Master Teacher Training Program with Ambleside Schools international to more fully implement the model and train others. She currently provides educational consulting to several families across the country and lives with her husband and two children in the Richmond area of Virginia.