SUMMER INSTRUCTORS 2021 

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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SUNNY NICHOLSON

Critical Thinking 

Sunny will be teaching Critical Thinking at The ARK. She currently serves as the CEO at The ARK and Family Life Center, all start up organizations . 

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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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SAIYDAH COLEMAN

Financial Literacy

Saiydah is a license realtor and credit expert. She will be teaching Financial Literacy  at The ARK.  Saiydah currently serves as the owner/ operator of  her own Credit Counseling & Real Estate planning company headquartered in  Chicago, IL.

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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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SARAH TILLMAN

Communications

Sarah will be teaching communications at The ARK.  Sarah currently serves as the CAO, (Chief Academic Officer) at The ARK.  Sarah carries a master’s in education and is an accredited former Chicago Public Schools and Illinois Network of Charter Schools teacher.

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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NOAH NICHOLSON II

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

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TANDREA HAWKINS

Performing Arts (Performing Artist)

Tandrea is a youth entrepreneur. She is rapper, actress, clothing designer and Creative Director at The ARK. She will be teaching Performing Arts. 

Youth

Entrepreneur

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BRANDON JOHNSON

Video Editing 

Brandon is our Media teacher. He is the CEO of BJ Maurice Media company and has served as the Arts Director and a Multimedia Producer most recently working for Live Actions Projects, partners with PBS and HBO.  
 

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CHEF MATT KIRK

Home Economics

Chef Matt is the Home Economics teacher at The ARK. He is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and currently owns and operates a personal catering company located in Chicago, IL. 

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ERIN BURKE

Art/Design (PAPERSOURCE)

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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TERRANCE O'NEAL

Guitar Teacher (Musician)

Terrance is an independent artist and musician. He will be teaching Guitar at The ARK.

Youth

Entrepreneur

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TAMAR MITCHELL

Piano Teacher (Performing Artist)

Tamar is the piano teacher at The ARK. He is also a performing artist and youth entrepreneur. On weekends you may find him producing his own shows or playing at several local churches. 

Youth
Entrepreneur

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JORDAN JEFFERSON

Photography (Owner Avery Studios)

Jordan is  a youth entrepreneur and is the owner of Avery Creative Studio's. He specializes in video and photography. He will be teaching Photography at The ARK.  

Youth

Entrepreneur

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RAEGAN TOWNSEND

Graphic Arts (Graphic Designer)

Raegan Townsend is a Chicago based graphic designer and recently received her bachelor's degree in graphic design from Columbia College Chicago. She is passionate about the outdoors, sustainability and creating accessibility through design.

Youth
Entrepreneur