chalkboard dot org

“Chalkboard Dot Org” was officially formed as a non-profit organization, separate from Chalkboard, in 2016.

We are actively seeking grants and donations to support our 501c3 charity so we may continue to serve a diverse population, as we have done since 2002.
Contact us for more information.


board president

Nana Naisbitt, University of Chicago, BA in History, has fifteen years experience in the non-profit sector in science, arts, media, and environmental organizations as an executive director, board member, advisor, and volunteer. She developed the keystone education programs for Pinhead Institute, a K-12 science education non-profit that she founded in 2001 to serve thousands of students in the Telluride region of Colorado. Nana has written professionally since 1998 and has been a small business entrepreneur since she was a kid.

Surmounting numerous obstacles, including financial, to go to college is a reality for many. We know. Most of our Chalkboard consultants struggled to clear those hurdles and found it eminently worth it. We are here to help you.

board treasurer

Gail Richman, Northwestern University, Masters in Counseling Psychology, is a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice in Chicago and an advanced candidate at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. Her expertise includes more than 10-years of clinical experience working with adults and couples; her areas of specialization are working with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parent-child relationships, and infertility. Gail earned a BA in History from University of Wisconsin – Madison.

board secretary

Sally McCaughan, Stanford University, Masters in Art of Teaching, has more than 40-years experience working with adolescents and young adults. She has been an advocate for progressive education for decades and served on the board of directors for Francis W. Parker School in Chicago. As a teacher, art therapist, tutor, and mentor, she built on her early interests in education, human development, and literature. She is a photographer, designer, bookmaker, and potter. Sally earned her BA from Colorado State University in English Literature.