Takiyah Olatunbosun of Chicago was honored for achievement in the field of education by Lewis University. The school teacher at San Miguel School graduated from Lewis University in 1998 and 2001.
Olatunbosun graduated from Lewis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2001. After her undergraduate work, Olatunbosun joined the Lasallian Volunteer Program. She moved to Oakland, Calif., for one year and tutored junior high and high school students, organized enrichment and mentoring activities and coordinated student volunteer and outreach opportunities. Upon her return to Lewis University to complete her master’s degree in 2000, she became a graduate assistant for Transcultural Student Services where she spent a year working with student organizations and advising the Student Government Board. After graduate school, Olatunbosun returned to the bay area and worked in university ministry as a resident minister in a freshman dormitory at the University of San Francisco.
In 2002, Olatunbosun moved back to Chicago to prepare for the opening of the second San Miguel School, where she has been a teacher since the school opened. At San Miguel, students are supported and pushed to new academic heights. She also assists the principal as the Director of Student Admissions, improves student achievement as a member of the Academic Council, coordinates summer session schedule for faculty and the student body, organizes three-week long new student orientation programs and plans the middle school graduation ceremony. Olatunbosun was recognized with the San Miguel Award in 2008 and is currently a member of the San Miguel School Junior Board.
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