Speaker Bio

Leader in Me Coach, Consultant, and Content Creator

Catherine serves as a Leader in Me Coach, Consultant, and Content Creator for Leader in Me Weekly and is an accredited Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation. With a lifelong commitment to learning, Catherine holds a dual undergraduate degree in art education and women’s and gender studies, a master’s degree in art education, and is pursuing a doctorate in innovative teaching and learning with a focus on social justice.

Catherine’s passion for unlocking the potential of others can be traced back to playing teacher in the garage of her childhood home. She believes that nothing is more important in life than how we see and treat other human beings. Through continuous listening, learning, and advocacy, Catherine champions the voices of educators and partners with school leaders in closing the opportunity gap. Catherine’s ability to connect with her audience makes big learning feel inspiring and applicable to individuals and organizations.

Classroom experience in teaching Pre-K through 12th grades, including students with diverse learning needs, gives Catherine a breadth of experience with which to support educators. Her “teacher’s heart,” immense respect for the profession, and passion for understanding how and why we learn drives her commitment to excellence as a coach and consultant.

Early experiences with Career and Technical Student Organizations sparked a passion for leadership that inspired her to promote life-ready learning for today’s students. She resides in the New York City Metropolitan area with her husband and two young children, who bring her immense joy. Catherine is the librarian of an absurdly large children’s book collection in her home, has a passion for travel, is a lover of great pizza, and is continuously attempting to keep house plants alive.


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