In the coming years, Ms. Swope looks forward to continuing her consulting work with a focus on the transformative and creative potential in education.
CHICAGO, IL, October 07, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Monica Swope has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Ms. Swope celebrates more than 20 years of expertise in education, administration and curriculum development. Raised by a family of educators, she was inspired by her mother, who had worked as a teacher, to pursue a career in public schools in order to effect social change and make a difference in the lives of underserved students. A graduate of the University of Illinois, she initially earned a Bachelor of Science in history in 1998 and a Master of Education in 2003. Ms. Swope concluded her education at Chicago State University, graduating with a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration in 2007.
From 1998 until 2008, Ms. Swope excelled as a classroom teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School, building a professional reputation for her outstanding rapport with her students and her creative approach to curriculum administration. She found success for the next five years as a social science specialist in Chicago Public Schools, and was additionally active on the adjunct faculty at Loyola University in 2011. Ms. Swope continues to teach at Loyola University and the University of Illinois, and serves as the coordinator of Michigan State University's pre-service teacher internship program.
In addition to her exemplary work in higher education, Ms. Swope has further flourished as an independent educational consultant and is the founder of Learning Dimensions, a Chicago-based educational consultant company 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. Learning Dimensions has also been named an American Small Business Champion by SCORE and Sam's Club in 2016. She describes her role as "half teacher, half entrepreneur," and she draws from her firsthand experience at all levels of public education to provide her clients with strategies to create and lead student-centered, inclusive environments that support growth and positive outcomes for all learners. Ms. Swope attributes her success to her mother's early example of professionalism and dedication to service.
Ms. Swope has accepted Fulbright grants on two occasions, and formerly operated as the past president of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association. She also contributes to the advisory board of Facing History and Ourselves, an antiracist curriculum and teacher professional development organization. In the coming years, Ms. Swope looks forward to continuing her consulting work with a focus on the transformative and creative potential in education.
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