Educator/Social & Emotional Learning Integration Specialist, Chicago Public Schools

Tonya has been an educator in Chicago since 2001, serving as a classroom teacher, instructional coach for teachers, principal, and now supports school leaders with integrating SEL into their curricula and daily practices impacting teachers and students across the city. Tonya has been connected to Intonation as a parent, a principal of a partner school, and also as a member of the Greater Bronzeville community. Her two children have been Intonation students for many years and both enjoy playing instruments, singing, and performing on stage. A lover of music, Tonya is deeply connected to the house music scene in Chicago, and you can usually find her moving and shaking on a dance floor close to the DJ and near the speakers!