July Cyrwus was appointed by the Chicago Public Schools to open Federico Garcia Lorca Elementary School in 2010 based on her transformational leadership. Within five years, Lorca has attained Level 1+, the highest level for School Quality due to the 90% growth of students. Cyrwus has established key external partnerships to ensure her students are well equipped with 21st century skills and tools. She received her Bachelors in English from University of Illinois at Chicago and her certification in Secondary education in English from Northeastern Illinois University. After achieving her National Board Certification in ELA, July completed her Masters in School Leadership from Concordia University.