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Leadership & Faculty

GEMS World Academy Chicago teachers exemplify excellence in the classroom. Our educators recognize the importance of inspiring students, driving industry-changing innovation as well as enriching the communities in which they live and work. Our leadership and faculty hail from some of the finest institutions in our city and beyond, have deep expertise in teaching the IB program, and are, like our students, constantly learning, growing, and honing their craft.


Head of School

Thomas Cangiano

Years at Gems



Leadership, Upper School Faculty

A native of Massachusetts, Mr. Cangiano earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American literature with a minor in American history from Middlebury College, a Master of Arts in teaching from Tufts University and a Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy in history from Columbia University.

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