New Faces: Cathy Thompson
Dr. Cathy Thompson has joined the Center for Educational Leadership as a project director providing instructional leadership support for CEL district partnerships. She brings 19 years of experience in public education as a teacher, literacy coach, principal and district administrator. Prior to CEL, she was an assistant superintendent for teaching and learning with Seattle Public Schools. She has spent her career seeking solutions to close the achievement gap, in part by supporting the improvement of instructional practice at both the school and system levels. Cathy received her Ed.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Washington.