Meet The Rowes
Rowe Elementary School is named in honor of the Rowe family – John, the Chairman Emeritus of Exelon Corporation, his wife Jeanne, and their son Bill, an attorney. The Rowes have long supported education reform in Chicago, to provide students from low-income backgrounds in Chicago with access to an education that goes far beyond the norm, helping to ensure a future of hope and opportunity. By naming Rowe Elementary School, they cast their vote along with Mayor Emanuel and the education reformers from across the country who believe that public charter schools bring choice and opportunity to disadvantaged families and that a brighter future is possible when children receive the level of education and support that they both need and deserve.
The Rowe family prioritizes providing minority students from low-income backgrounds in Chicago with access to high quality education, helping to ensure a future of hope and opportunity. Additionally, the Rowe family is key partner who shows a remarkable willingness to commit their time, energy and resources to helping Rowe Elementary School reach its goal of becoming the best charter grammar school in the city, supporting over 1000 scholars each year as they journey toward college and beyond.