Dr. Audry Blinstrup has served in various roles in education for 30 years. She has been a Student Recruiter and Financial Aid Officer for Career Schools, Educator and School Manager for Pivot Point International, Senior Class Team Lead and Senior English lead Teacher in traditional college prep high schools, Assistant Principal and Principal of Ombudsman Chicago South, and Regional Vice President for Ombudsman Chicago. In addition to her secondary school responsibilities, Dr. Blinstrup works as an Adjunct College Professor for several universities. She currently teaches English Literature and English Composition courses for local Chicago universities, and teaches seminar courses for student teachers as well as supervise their classroom practice through on-site evaluations.
Dr. Blinstrup holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, a Master of Arts in English Literature, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, a Building-level Principal Certification, and an Illinois Teaching Certification in Middle and Secondary Education. In addition, Dr. Blinstrup served her country from 1985 – 1988 in the United States Air Force as a Ground Radio Operator.
In her role as Ombudsman Chicago Academic and Operations Senior Advisor, Dr. Blinstrup is responsible for providing leadership and accountability supports to the SVP and RVP of Ombudsman Chicago. Dr. Blinstrup excels in mentoring staff in their various roles through growth and development meetings, professional development classes, and by modeling her expectations.