Tony Pajakowski is the chief technology officer at the University of Chicago Charter School. Pajakowski works with leaders across the school to strengthen the vision for technology implementation in grades Pre-K to 12. He serves as the principal advisor on all technology systems and initiatives and helps design, develop, implement, and maintain a data platform to enable continuous academic and operational improvement across the University of Chicago Charter School.
Prior to joining UEI, Pajakowski worked for eight years with Perspectives Charter School, serving in roles including the director of data and accountability at Perspectives Charter School and as the principal of Calumet High School of Technology. Pajakowski is a New Leaders for New Schools Alumni and has previously served as the director of Chicago Public Schools' Technology Services eLearning Office. He started his career as a teacher at Thurgood Marshall Middle School, located on Chicago's West Side.
Pajakowski attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, the University of Notre Dame, and holds his undergraduate degree from Northeastern Illinois University. He earned an MEd in curriculum and technology from the University of Phoenix and an MEd in administration and supervision from National Louis University.