Wiz Kids Senior Leadership Team:

Head of Operations: Edward Moore 

Head of Curriculum and Instruction: Aja Jones 

Staff Director: Kimberly Smith 

Program Planning Coordinator: Dyese Moody 

Executive Director, Wiz Kids Foundation: Badia Ahad-Legardy, PhD 

Badia Ahad-Legardy, PhD is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago, where she was recently named “Master Teacher” by the College of Arts and Sciences. She also serves as Loyola’s Director of University Core Curriculum.  In addition to her scholarly pursuits, Professor Ahad is the Director of Training and Master Coach for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). Since 2011, she has organized monthly guest expert webinars and multi-week courses for the professional development of university administrators, faculty members, and advanced graduate students.  A product of Chicago’s Hyde Park community, Badia graduated from Whitney Young High School, before earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign.  She earned both her master’s and doctorate in English from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

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Current Opportunities

Academic Enrichment Instructor (Grades 1-4)
Flossmoor, IL  |  Part-time

Volleyball Counselor
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time  |  Salary: $0.00 /hour

Modern Dance Counselor
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Drama Instructor
Flossmoor, IL  |  Part-time

Golf Coach
Flossmoor, IL  |  Part-time

Math Lab Instructor (Grades 5 & 6)
Flossmoor, IL  |  Part-time

Basketball Counselor
Flossmoor, IL  |  Part-time

Tumbling Counselor
Flossmoor, IL  |  Part-time

Math Lab Instructor (Grades 5 & 6)
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Golf Coach
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Golf Counselor
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Tumbling Counselor
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Media Instructor
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Track & Field Counselor
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Art Instructor
Flossmoor, IL, USA  |  Part-time

Soccer Director
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Computer Science Instructor (Grades 3-8)
Flossmoor, IL  |  Part-time

Culinary Arts Instructor
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Soccer Counselor
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Volleyball Director
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Art Instructor
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Tumbling Director
Chicago, IL  |  Contract  |  Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour

Basketball Counselor
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Modern Dance Instructor
Flossmoor  |  Part-time

Computer Science Instructor (Grades 3-8)
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time

Modern Dance Instructor
Chicago, IL  |  Part-time