Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education M.S. Education Administration Leadership

Ms. Tamika Gardner

Hello Mustang Family!


My name is Tamika Gardner and I am excited to be at Jane Addams Middle School as a Dean of Students/Coordinator for the 3M Alliance Mentoring Program! I am a Chicago native and received my B.S. in Elementary Education (Minor in English) and a Masters in Educational Administration Leadership from Illinois State University.  It is a joy serving Staff, Students and Families!! I have taught 2nd Grade, 5th Grade, 7th Grade and 8th Grade. I have served as an Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at the Elementary and Middle School level. In my journey in education, I have adopted what I call the 3 Ps of Education; Purpose, Passion and Perseverance. During my free time I enjoy traveling (my favorite spot is N.Y.C.), going to the movies, reading, shopping and spending time with family and friends.