Tina Edwards is an adjunct professor in the College of Education at National-Louis University where she also earned her Doctorate of Education in Reading and Language. Tina has a B.A. in Speech and a MS. Ed in the teaching of reading from Chicago State University. She is a member of the International Literacy Association, the Chicago Area Reading Association, the Illinois Reading Council and the Illinois Language and Literacy Council. She was a 2005 Disney Teacher Award Nominee, and was honored in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2004 and 2005.
Tina has spent more than 16 years serving Chicago Public School’s youth. She worked as a District Literacy Specialist for 3 years, a school-based literacy coach for 4 years and as a middle school reading and writing teacher for 10 years, during which time she brought to the classroom, knowledge, passion, understanding and dedication. She considers her ability to inspire and uplift students to be her greatest gift as an educator.
During her spare time, Tina enjoys reading young adult literature, playing basketball and watching old episodes of CSI Miami.