As a South Side Chicago-native, born and raised in the Englewood community, Beulah Mcloyd provides nearly two-decades of educational experience, offering leadership skills and instruction to the youth. As a principal for nearly 10 years, Beulah continues to reach new heights in transforming schools and reinventing herself to take on new and exciting challenges.
Prior to her education experience, Beulah got an early start in witnessing the Chicago Public School system, as she saw her mom as an instructor for CPS. And, although she wasn’t a product of CPS, her life's work has been about leveling the playing field, so that no matter what a child's zip code or economic status might be, he/she would have access to high - quality education.
Beulah started her career teaching English for four years at Gage Park High School, becoming the youngest department chair in the school's history. She was later promoted and became the assistant principal of that very same school.
After leaving Gage Park High School, she went through the New Leaders program, a principal preparation program that provides intense training around transformational leadership in schools. In the aftermath of completing the New Leaders program, Beulah had the honor of serving as the principal of Michele Clark High School, transforming the school by getting it off of probation and earning a visit to the White House to meet with President Obama about the school's Early College STEM program, and she currently re-opened Walter H. Dyett High School now called Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts, after community members went on a 34 day hunger strike to keep the school open. Today, Walter H. Dyett is a neighborhood, level 1 high school and is Chicago's only open enrollment arts high school.
As a dedicated, self-proclaimed advocate of high-quality education, Beulah is fully committed to ensuring the schools she touches and transforms are world - class success the urban community deserves.
Beulah graduated for Oral Robert University, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she received a B.A. in English Education; an M.Ed, from Loyola University Chicago and an M.B.A. in Finance, from North Park University. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Education Administration, at Illinois State University in Bloomington, IL.