“Strong leaders have vision. They maintain the balance between integrity, performance, and business acumen. They are humble, focused, courageous, driven, have the ability to execute effective planning, and can cultivate a collaborative environment.”

Biante’ Gainous embodies all the qualities she uses to describe an excellent leader. 12 years as a student, her two-year TFA corps member commitment, and four years as a teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools introduced Biante’ to the great disparity in educational opportunities between zip codes. Inspired by her experience, Biante’ plans to open a high-powered charter school in Las Vegas that values community and, above all else, is a place where students perform at the highest level. As Biante’ says, “high expectations breed greatness. I envision fostering a new generation of fearless, innovative leaders.”

In addition to her teaching experiences in Baltimore City, Biante has been a resident principal, lead of several school committees, and a private tutor for adults and K-12 students for the past four years.