Elizabeth Jamison-Dunn

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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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