Natasha Jones, a distinguished principal at Lawndale Community Academy, boasts over 22 years in education, transitioning from teacher to a leader passionate about educational equity. Her journey, highlighted by a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Instructional Design & Technology, has seen her make significant strides in student engagement and academic progress. Recognized for her transformative data-driven leadership, Jones has secured substantial funding for school programs, championed trauma-sensitive practices, fostered a positive school climate, and advocated for equitable education practices consistently. Her focus remains on empowering her team through distributed leadership and fostering dynamic and inclusive learning environments that ensure success for all students.

Natasha Jones | Principal at Lawndale Community Academy, Chicago, IL