Elizabeth Jamison-Dunn

Guest Blogger

Principal

Chicago, Illinois

Elizabeth Jamison-Dunn is a Chicago native and has always had a passion for social justice and educational equity. Elizabeth attended Howard University where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. Upon graduation, Elizabeth joined Teach for America as a 2007 Chicago corps member and was hired as a 7th grade teacher at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School in Chicago.

While at Catalyst, Elizabeth attained a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Curriculum and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, both from Dominican University. She was also the recipient of the Catalyst 2012 Agent of Change Award and the 2012 Teach for America Chicago Alumni Distinguished Teacher Award. That same year, Elizabeth was promoted to the role of Director of Instruction which allowed her to affect student achievement on an even wider level. Elizabeth served in the capacity of Director of Instruction for three-and-a-half years and in that time she was able to assist in successfully moving the school from a Level 3 rating to a Level 1 rating according to the CPS School Quality Rating Policy. In June 2015, Elizabeth was promoted to the role of Principal at her school and she is excited to lead her school to greatness in the years to come.

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Posted Oct. 5, 2017

Without TFA, I Never Would Have Become the Principal I Am Today

My journey in the world of education started as a freshman at Howard University. Although I was a political science…

By Elizabeth Jamison-Dunn

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of TeachPlus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center For Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black teachers…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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