Tatyana Chayka graduated with a Master's of Science in Secondary Education with a focus on Mathematics from Tashkent State Pedagogical Institute in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She also obtained a Master's of Educational Leadership and Supervision with a focus in Business from the Arizona State University Leadership for Education Entrepreneur Program. Mrs. Chayka is secondary education certified and has over twelve years of teaching experience and twelve years of school administration experience. In 2000, she founded the first school in the AMS network, the Academy of Math and Science in Tucson, Arizona, and has remained the CEO of the network throughout its sixteen-year history. Her vision was to create a school which offered a superior education in mathematics and science to at-risk and under-served students who are traditionally denied the opportunity of a quality education. She has conducted research regarding student achievement which has been published by Richard Schmuck in "Practical Action Research".