your child's first educational experience in one of Chicago's most dynamic neighborhoods. 

Sonnets Academy - West Loop has its very own large private outdoor play yard with a children’s garden, as well as an indoor play space. For walking field trips and playtime our students go to the Mary Barteleme Park. It offers a large children's play area, an open field for gross motor play and a fountain plaza for hot days. 






Director, West Loop

Tameka Ray started her early childhood mission in a toddler’s classroom and she knew it was her calling. Moving from teacher to assistant director to director, Tameka is well versed in all facets of an early learning environment. She is a graduate of Chicago State University, holds a masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University and is currently obtaining her PhD in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University Chicago. Tameka has nearly ten years of experience teaching in and leading preschools and providing early childhood education.

During her educational leadership journey she regularly partners with teachers and company leaders on classroom management, lesson planning and assessments. Her passion for making sure parents feel that school is an extension of the home is something that continues to motivate her.

In addition to organization and leadership skills, Tameka has taken a particular interest in curriculum that allows the inherent creativity and intelligence of children to emerge through purposeful play and active teacher involvement. She has had a strong commitment to education in the city of Chicago and its neighborhoods and looks forward to building a lasting community asset in both West Loop & Hyde Park.