SUMMER INSTRUCTORS 2022 

INSTRUCTORS: Business Courses 

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NOAH NICHOLSON II

Leadership/Character Development

Noah is the Leadership Development  teacher at The ARK. He currently serves as Pastor of  The Family Worship Center, President of the Family Life Center and Global Investments Corporation.

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AKILAH EASTER

Business/Dinning Etiquette

Akilah Easter is a professor at Wilbur Wright College and an expert having spent over 25 years immersed in learning and researching culture and etiquette. She will be teaching Business and Dining Etiquette.

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VINCENT ADAMS

Business Development 

Vincent is the Business Development teacher at The ARK. He currently serves as President of Douglas Plant Health, a $25 Million biological technology company headquartered in Princeton IL. 

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TEAM TO WEALTH

Financial Literacy

Team to Wealth is a relationship-focused financial education organization committed to helping clients achieve financial success through the areas of real estate and business management. They will be teaching Financial Literacy.

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JASPER HAGAN

Marketing

Jasper is the Marketing teacher at The ARK.  Jasper currently serves as the CVO (Chief Visionary Officer), Owner/Operator of a Full Court Marketing agency that thrives on the authenticity of multicultural consumers.

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CONGO SQUARE THEATER

The Business of Acting

Congo Square Theater has partnered with The ARK for the 2022-2023 school year to teach Communication through Improv and Teambuilding. Our goal is to partner in the holistic development of youth through leadership, community building, public speaking, and social emotional learning.

INSTRUCTORS: Investments

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PIERRE MASON

Real Estate

Pierre is the Real Estate teacher at the ARK. He serves as President and CEO of JPM Solutions Inc. and is a licensed Insurance Broker (Illinois) and Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker. 

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DR. NOAH NICHOLSON

Stock Investments

Noah is the Stock Investments teacher at The ARK. He currently serves as Pastor of  The Family Worship Center, President of the Family Life Center and Global Investments Corporation.

INSTRUCTORS: Vocational Training

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PAPERSOURCE

Graphic Arts

Erin and her team will be the Art  teachers this summer at The ARK.  Erin currently serves as the Design Director at Paper Source in the Greater Chicago Area. From concept to final design Erin, her team and our students will design a mural for The ARK. 

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MUSICNET

Music

MuzicNet is a for-profit music school founded in 1995. Their mission is to commit to instructing musicians, equipping churches, serving communities, and restoring integrity to the arts – globally.

MuzicNet will be teaching students at The ARK piano, vocal, violin, cello, and guitar.

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CHEF DIAMOND

Culinary

Chef Diamond Mcnulty is an Executive Chef, Entrepreneur and Author of several books. Diamond is passionate about helping others succeed by empowering the next generation to eat healthy and strive for greatness. 

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JUSTIN WILLIAMS

Coding

justin Williams, is a proven leader in the Data Analytics and Engineering space. Justin began his journey in Data during his college years at DePaul University in Chicago where he majored in Mathematics and minored in Accounting.

INSTRUCTORS: ACADEMICS/TUTORING 

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LUCINDA ROSS

READING INSTRUCTOR

Lucinda Ross is a certified CPS teacher at Skinner North, with over 10 years in education. Ms. Ross has a Master's in Education and is currently furthering her career in education management. 

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SARAH TILLMAN

MATH INSTRUCTOR

Sarah Tillman is a retired CPS teacher with over 20 years in education. With a Master's in Education, she has devoted her life to developing young minds.