Elaine Wackerly

Director of External Affairs

Elaine Wackerly has been a proud Ancona parent since 2012 and on the staff since 2015. Elaine oversees the External Affairs department which includes Admissions, Advancement and Marketing/Communications. Before coming to Ancona, Elaine worked in theater administration and producing for 15 years at Court Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Elaine studied Theater and Economics at University of Notre Dame and has an MFA in Theater Management from Yale School of Drama. Elaine loves the arts, gardening, cooking, being in nature, traveling, and playing board games with her kids. Elaine and her family have been in Chicago since 2004 and on the south side since 2008.