Sherai Troxler, Receptionist

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"I love GLA's staff/faculties' commitment to providing quality education amidst sometimes challenging circumstances. " 

-Sherai Troxler

About Ms. Troxler

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Alma Mater: Kennedy-King
Major: Business Admininstration

Ms. Troxler's Favorite Book: "Their Eyes Were Watching God is one of my favorite books because it depicts the challenges being Black, poor and in love in the 1920's."

Ms. Troxler's Quote to live by: 

Do unto others...

Brittany Patrick-Wade, Office Manager


"Each GLA staff member wholeheartedly assumes responsibility in each scholar's academic journeys. I absolutely love working with our scholars, families and staff! I am so grateful for the opportunity to fulfill my life's work and be a part of the South Shore community that I was raised in!" 

-Brittany Patrick-Wade

About Ms. Patrick-Wade

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Alma Mater: Illinois State University
Major: Sociology
Minor: Children's Studies
Graduate School: Ms. Patrick-Wade is currently pursuing a Masters of Education in Youth Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Ms. Patrick-Wade's Quote to live by: 

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
— Maya Angelou