Who is Qiana Dukes?

I am a wife, bonus mom, mother of a free spirit princess, and a graduate of Erikson Institute and Governors State University with Masters and Bachelor degrees in Early Childhood Education. I aspire to help children and women alike to overcome obstacles thrown their way. I am multi-passionate and devoted to not only helping all children but specifically children of incarcerated mothers. Additionally, I seek to help educators understand that they are the most important members of society because we give children purpose, set them up for success, and inspire in them a drive to do well and succeed in life.

Born and raised on the west side of Chicago, I had plenty of obstacles to overcome. The experiences of my life built my passion and purpose. I am an educator of preschools, a college professor, and a multi-passionate entrepreneur.

I am a teacherpreneur. What that means is that I am a classroom expert who educates students, trains, and coaches educators, and develops teacher-focused products.

Just in case you’re wondering how I’m qualified to do all of this, I’m sharing with you some of my accomplishments below. I’m a life-longer learner always ready to something new.

Let’s connect to Educate, Engage, & Empower! Can’t wait to meet you!

B.A. Early Childhood Education
M.S. Early Childhood Education
Illinois Director’s Credential
Early Childhood Education Credential
Infant Toddler Credential
CDA Professional Development (PD) Specialist

Professional Experience
Kindergarten Readiness Specialist
Preschool Teacher
Remote Learning Liaison
Infant and Toddler Child Care Specialist
Parent Educator
Developmental Therapist
Early Childhood Program Director
Adjunct Professor, Early Childhood Education