CEO, Noble Network of Schools. Constance oversees Illinois’ largest charter school network and is the first African American and first female to hold that position. Connected through community groups and board positions across Chicago, she quickly became a widely influential and trusted voice within the nation's third largest school district. As Noble’s CEO, she oversees the strategy and operations of an organization of 12,000 students and 1,300 staff across 18 campuses, with a total budget in excess of $165MM. Nationally renowned for preparing its students - 98% students of color and 89% low income - to be accepted to and graduate from college, Noble represents 10% of all CPS high schoolers. Constance previously served as Noble's President and Chief External Affairs Officer, where she spearheaded a campaign that resulted in Noble winning the Broad Foundation’s national prize for best charter school in 2015. Prior to Noble, Constance was the national development director at KIPP Foundation and held sales and operations roles at Johnson & Johnson and Hyatt Corporation. Constance has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently a fellow at the Aspen Institute and founder of a scholarship at North Carolina Central University for first generation math and science majors in honor of her late father.