Title: Founder, Principal Curriculum Consultant
Company: Learning Dimensions
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Monica Ann Swope, Founder and Principal Curriculum Consultant at Learning Dimensions, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational leadership.
Hailing from a family of educators, Ms. Swope desired to pursue a career in public education in order to make a difference in the lives of underserved students. Backed by more than 20 years in the educational sector, she has served as an internship coordinator at Michigan State University since 2018 and an adjunct faculty member at the Loyola University Chicago School of Education since 2010. In addition, in 2013, Ms. Swope spearheaded Learning Dimensions as founder and principal curriculum consultant, an educational consultancy that aims to design and provide quality and transformative learning solutions and experiences to organizations and school districts that meet the demands of the 21st-century learner. Prior to these distinguished roles, she excelled as a social science specialist and instructional coach with the Chicago Public Schools from 2008 to 2013. She also worked for the Oak Park and River Forest High School in numerous capacities between 1998 and 2008.
Distinguished for an illustrious career, Ms. Swope was the recipient of the Complaint Free Award from the Better Business Bureau from 2017 to 2019 and was a SCORE American Small Business Champion in 2016. She has also earned various awards and grants to travel to countries such as Barbados, Germany, England, Korea and Japan. Ms. Swope attributes her vast success to her mother for being the pristine example of a professional, along with going after your dreams and learning how to use resources. In five years’ time, she aims to continue to transform and improve education through interacting with other programs and the next army of teachers. She also plans to publish her books on how her business came to fruition. Matriculating at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ms. Swope received a Bachelor of Science in history in 1998 and a Master of Education in 2003. In 2007, she achieved a Master of Arts in educational leadership and administration from Chicago State University.
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