Meet the Founders


Eva Tillman


Eva Tillman ​​is a credentialed teacher who has been teaching in San Bernardino since 2011. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University, Long Beach and obtained both a teaching credential and master’s degree in educational administration from California State University, San Bernardino. She is a founding member for Savant Preparatory Academy of Business and brings seven years of educational experience and accomplishments. She has been recognized as Teacher of the Year from Students First, a Community Builder from Black Voice News, an Outstanding Technology Educator by the San Bernardino City Unified School District, and humbly honored for her “dedicated service in the education of youth” by New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Within Savant Prep’s first successful year, the team was also awarded with community service awards from the Lily of the Valley and the Eta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Eva has experience in quality lesson design, student engagement, analyzing student data and outcomes, improvement processes, and staff development and assessment. Since 2014, she has volunteered her time to tutoring students in her community after school and, as a result, has developed Savant Prep, a free, public charter school authorized by the San Bernardino City Unified School District in March of 2018 . Eva is determined to use her work in education to make a lasting impact on the lives of students and families so future generations may further the development of her beloved San Bernardino community.