Tamika Ball has worked for Chicago Public Schools for 13 years in Elementary Education and Administration. She is a Chicago Public School graduate that graduated from Lindblom High School. She obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from National-Louis University and a Master of Arts in Administration and Organizational Change from Roosevelt University earning her a Professional Educators License with an endorsement in Administration. Currently she is a Resident Principal and is part of the Chicago Leadership Collaborative through New Leaders. Ms. Ball has held various leadership roles that include Lead Teacher, Instructional Leader, as well as a Corps Member Advisor for Teach for America. She believes in the importance of volunteering, non-for-profits, and giving back to the community. Her core values are embedded in children receiving a high quality public education and to remain being a change catalyst, a transformer in any situation or organization to increase student achievement for all children particularly in low social economic communities. She has and will continue to serve, lead, and act as a resource to underprivileged communities in the Chicagoland area.