Soror Ebonie S. Durham serves as the Senior Director of Network Operations at the Noble Network of Charter Schools. Noble serves over 12,000 Chicago public high school students at 18 campuses throughout Chicago and is nationally recognized for its academic performance and the collegiate success of its graduates. At Noble, Soror Durham leads the network strategy for student admissions and campus operations. She also serves as a mentor and facilitator for the Diverse Leaders Fellowship, a unique leadership program that invests in emerging leaders of color by providing in-person training and mentorship from senior leaders throughout the education community.
Prior to joining the Noble Support Team, Soror Durham was the Founding Dean of Operations and Assistant Principal for Noble’s tenth campus, John and Eunice Johnson College Prep, located in the southside community of Englewood. With over 15 years of experience in the public and private sector, Soror Durham’s expertise is in education business operations and administration. As a first-generation college graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master’s degree in Education Leadership and Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Passionate and committed to educational excellence and equity, Soror Durham is currently a fellow with the Parhara Institute’s NextGen Fellowship.
As a native Chicagoan, born and raised in the westside community of Garfield Park, Soror Durham became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated in the Fall of 2019 by way of Tau Xi Zeta – Forest Park, IL where she currently serves as the chapter’s Z-HOPE Coordinator and chapter delegate/coordinator of our sorority’s International Domestic Violence Programmatic Initiative.