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When Dorothy "Jeanius" was on her academic journey,
it was important to utilize a variety of resources.
Dorothy Jean believes, "there is always room to learn more."
Reading, creativity, and nutritional value make for a total learning package.
This section is information for parents and teachers to make learning fun.
DOROTHY "JEANIUS" TILLMAN STORY
Dorothy Jean Tillman, II affectionately known as “DJ”, is a child prodigy; tech and arts enthusiast; and community leader. Her friends and family call her “Dorothy Jeanius” and her motto is leading by examples of excellence. She enjoys reading, painting and spending time with friends and family.
DJ’s love for musical theater and live performances was sparked very early in life. She began performing in community theater as an ensemble member at the Harold Washington Cultural Center in her hometown Chicago. Her stage credits include Annie, Cooley High, Ebony Scrooge, High School Musical and Miracle on 47th Street. In 2015 she completed the Bob Fosse Broadway Institute under the instruction of Valerie Pettiford. She later joined Page to Stage program at Broadway in Chicago and published three children’s books for The Young Authors of Illinois. These original works are set become stage plays in 2018.
At the age of 10, DJ enrolled in the Jump the Education Barrier Program, created by Thessolonika Arzu Embry for gifted and talented children. She enrolled as a college freshman at the College of Lake County, majoring in Theater Arts, where she successfully completed her Associate’s Degree in August of 2016. Following this milestone achievement, DJ went on an accelerated path of academics and enrolled in classes at Stanford University Continuing Studies, BYU Distance Learning, and will be graduating from Excelsior College in July 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Liberal Arts.
DJ is passionate about technology and is a member of Project Syncere, a S.T.E.A.M. program geared towards children that excel in engineering, yet have an interest in other areas, such as the arts. DJ’s weekends are often spent at Blue 1647 learning coding, web and application development; as well as participating in the Pathways to Success program sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Chicago.
She is an alumni of the Golden Eagle Aviation Legacy Flight Academy based in Tuskeegee, AL at Moten Field- home of the Tuskeegee Airmen. DJ was recently selected to participate in Future Founders created by Brad Keywell, CEO of Groupon.
Dorothy is focused, hardworking and disciplined. Her volunteerism has been noted by Wades World Foundation (Dwyane Wade), Social Works Chi (Chance the Rapper), and Project IAm, founded by child philanthropist Jahkil Jackson who collects and distributes toiletries for homeless families. Her additional accomplishments include Teenpreneur Leadership Award, State of Illinois Educational Achievement Award, and Jr NSBE Outstanding Achievement Award.
DJ is a member of Transformations Church, where she is a part of praise team, usher board, and youth ministry. Her passion is fueled by her faith and desire to give back to the community. She plans to take a gap year before entering a Master’s program for Environmental Engineering so that she may travel and share her experiences with other youth and young adults around the globe.