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About Friends of Amundsen

Friends of Amundsen (FOA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to aid Amundsen High School through fundraising, supporting students, staff, and parents, and promoting school spirit throughout the community. FOA was created in 2012 and is all volunteer based. Parents, teachers, alumni and community continue to help Amundsen be an outstanding high school of choice in Chicago.

2023-2024 FOA Board Members:

Carol Stoker, President

Alison Schwartz, Vice President

Mark Skinner, Treasurer

Molly Lane, Secretary (Teacher Rep)

Kris Algeria, Member

Kim Belton, Member

Liz Burgess, Member

Marla Espeseth, Member

Sarah Harris, Member

Matty May, Member

Katie Mochalski, Member

FOA Founders and Past Presidents:

Stephen Reynolds (FOA Founder)

Amy Williamson (FOA Founder)

Beneen Prendiville (Past President)

Tracey Balderson (Past President)

Matty May (Past President)

Kim Belton (Past President)

FOA Meetings

FOA meets monthly during the school year.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Meetings start at 6pm and are held in the Amundsen library.

2023-24 FOA Meeting Schedule:


August 7, 2023
September 11, 2023
October 16, 2023
November 13, 2023
December 11, 2023
January 8, 2024
February 12, 2024
March 11, 2024
April 8, 2024
May 13, 2024
June 10, 2024

About Amundsen High School

Amundsen High School is the school of choice for our neighborhood families due to its excellent student achievement results and competitive academic and extracurricular programs, offered in a 21st century facility. Teaching to ensure growth and achievement is the core principle of all instruction. Amundsen graduates embrace intercultural respect and possess the needed skills to be leaders in their communities and in a global society.



Amundsen's mission is to provide every Amundsen High School student with: a 21st century rigorous and relevant education, which prepares them for success in their post-secondary academic endeavors and careers; authentic learning experiences that develop their ability to be life-long, independent thinkers and learners, equipped with comprehensive literacy skills in mathematics, languages, arts, sciences, and technology; and, a foundation for understanding a variety of cultural perspectives (international-mindedness) and a service-oriented mindset.



The Viking Way, which cultivates the school’s core values of Accountability, Honor, and Scholarship, is the foundation of the culture at Amundsen. The Viking Way is seen every day in every Amundsen student, in every hallway and in every classroom. The Viking Way is why Amundsen has notably high levels of safety and security, outstanding student civic participation, and a one-year graduation rate that exceeds 95% in recent years.

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