Great Lakes Academy
Ebonie Durham is the senior director of network operations at the Noble Network of Charter Schools (Noble). Noble serves over 12,000 Chicago public high school students at 18 campuses across the city and is nationally recognized for academic performance and the collegiate success of its graduates. At Noble, Ebonie leads the network strategy for student admissions and campus operations. She also serves as a mentor and facilitator for the Diverse Leaders Fellowship, a unique leadership program that invests in emerging leaders of color at Noble by providing in person training and mentorship from senior leaders throughout the education community.
Prior to joining the Noble Support Team, Ebonie was the founding dean of operations and assistant principal for Noble’s tenth campus, John and Eunice Johnson College Prep. With over 15 years of experience in the public and private sector, Ebonie’s expertise is in education business operations and administration. As first-generation college graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a master’s degree in education leadership and administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.