Shirlene Ward: Financial Operations Manager

Shirlene Ward, Cherry’s Financial Operations Manager for the past 24 years, handles all the school’s bookkeeping, budget analysis and preparation, and generally anything that requires a spreadsheet. She is the parent of Dan and Paul, two Cherry alumni, now adults, and lives in south Evanston with her husband, Kevin Kipp. In her former life, she was a music librarian at Northwestern University, and has degrees in Piano, Musicology, and Library Science. She currently devotes her volunteer hours to the board of The Orion Ensemble, a chamber music group of five remarkable women who perform in Evanston, Chicago, and Geneva.