MEET THE TEAM

               
               
               
               
               
         
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Dr. Cheryl Gholar
Dir. of Travel & Cruises
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Dr. Cheryl Gholar has been a teacher, counselor, and administrator in public schools and postsecondary education for more than thirty years.  She works with teachers and educational leaders who seek to achieve and sustain academic exellence.  She has expertise in building networks and partnerships, bringing urban, suburban, and rural school communities together to collaborate and share "what works" as they strive to build lives and mold futures.  She has a B.S. in Education, M.S. in Counseling from Western Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Sutdies from Loyola University.

Her awards and honors include: Educator of the Year, Phi Delta Kappa; Outstanding Service to the Profession of School Counseling, American School Counselor's Association Award; Kate Maremont Award, Chicago Region PTA; those Who Excel, Illinois State Board of Education; Outstanding Educator Award, Operation PUSH; The Oppenheimer Family Foundation Award; StreetWise, Outstanding Recognition Award for Services provided to the Homeless; Community Supportive Living Systems' Award for Outstanding Leadership; She is listed in Who's Who in the Midwest; Who's Who of American Women; and International Who's Who of Professionals.

Recognized for her expertise in the field of Character Education, Cheryl assisted in developing the K-12 Character Education Curriculum for the Chicago Public Schools.  She has presented at national conferences including the American Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Staff Development Conference, the American Association for Counseling and Development, as well as participant in the White House Conference on Character Building for a Democratic and Civil Society for five years.  Each year she works with approximately 1,500 teachers, sharing the goals of character education, and innovative strategies for producing high performing learning communities.  Dr. Gholar is the co-author of Beyond Rhetoric and Rainbows: A Journey to the Place Where Learning Lives. She is also co-featured in the video Ensuring Success for "Low Yield" Students: Building Lives and Molding Futures. Her work has been published in numerous journals.

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Ms. Teanna Raulston-McIntosh, MSW
Dir. of Guest Hospitality & Special Needs
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Mr. Raulston has worked for 37 years with the State of Illinois DCFS in child welfare.  She has extensive experience in Child Welfare, special needs persons and the elderly.  She is an experience traveller having made numerous trip to Alaska, Caribbean and other destinations around the world.

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Mr. James McIntosh, USA (Ret)
Dir. of Operations & Travel Security

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Mr. McIntosh has experience traveling the world as a member of the Armed Forces.  Jim is retired from the United States Army with 23 honorable years of service where he travelled extensively in Europe and Asia.  During his career he helded various positions in Combat Arms, Special Operations, and Operations/Intelligents.  After serving in the military, Jim worked for 14.5 years in Information Technology with McDonald's Corporation in Oakbrook, Illinois.  Mr. McIntosh presently works in the field of Information Technology with Xerox.