Meet Our Staff


Brainbox Learning Academy is owned by lifelong educators Ayesha El-Amin Calhoun and Rashaun Calhoun, each having dual Masters Degrees in Education and Educational Leadership.


Ayesha Calhoun oversees the day-to-day operations. Mrs. Calhoun has previously worked for 13 years teaching primary students in CPS before becoming a Certified Reading Specialist.  In that role, she helped struggling readers to increase their reading fluency and reading comprehension skills to become better readers. After working in this capacity for 5 years, Mrs. Calhoun worked in school administration for 2 years before she and her husband opened Brainbox Academy in 2013. 

Rashaun Calhoun has worked as an elementary teacher, high school Dean, and district administrator for over 15 years with a focus on student safety, student attendance, and student engagement, and student support.


We believe in employing teachers and support staff who love and enjoy children and who have the capacity to help them grow academically, socially, and emotionally.