LeShonne is responsible for The Fund’s in-role supports programs, which includes managing The Summer Design Program, Professional Learning Communities and other principal professional development efforts designed to improve public school performance across Chicago.
Prior to The Fund, she served as an administrator with more than 10 years of combined nonprofit, teaching, and school leadership experience. LeShonne began her teaching career with Teach For America as the Director of College Counseling in the Noble Network of Charter Schools. Most recently, LeShonne served as an Education Pioneer at New Schools for Chicago, and she was responsible for launching community engagement and advocacy work as the founding Director of Family and Community Engagement at Rowe Elementary School. LeShonne is passionate about urban education, and serves on the Noble Alumni Association Board, her alma mater. LeShonne is a Chicago native and an alumna of Chicago Public Schools
LeShonne graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and received a Masters in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. On her free time, LeShonne enjoys yoga, reading, traveling, and exploring new restaurants with husband, Adrian, the Director of City Affairs at Illinois Network of Charter Schools, and their daughter, Amelie.