Letter from our HOS

Dear Parents/Guardians of Gary Digital Academy,

As I join GDA as your Head of School, I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our children. By fostering a positive school culture, setting high standards for performance, increasing academic expectations for all students and engaging the community, we will obtain our goal of preparing all students for college, careers and beyond!

I would like to share my background with you. I served as a Middle School Teacher in Chicago Public Schools for 7 years, teaching Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. I obtained a Master’s Degree from Concordia University, and I have worked as an Assistant Principal and Principal in Chicago Public and Charter Schools for the past 8 years. During my tenure, I have led teachers and students to achieve high levels of academic and personal growth. I am a life- long learner, and I am very honored to be leading Gary Digital Academy.

2019-2020 will be a very productive and exciting school year! In addition to the core curriculum, GDA will focus on targeted instruction to ensure that all students are making appropriate gains towards college and career readiness. Another GDA highlight this year is our CTE (Career and Technical Education) focus; with exploratory courses and a dedicated CTE coordinator. GDA will also host quarterly family engagement nights, field trips, social outings, virtual clubs, and student organizations. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns through email, phone, or by scheduling a face-to-face meeting. 

I am looking forward to working with you and our students as we embark on an exciting journey into academic excellence! More details regarding the Principal Meet and Greet will be provided shortly. I am looking forward to meeting you!  


Ms. Tina Walker
Head of Schools