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Summer Principals Academy NYC and NOLA
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Faculty

Caitlin Bliss

B.S. in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy and Psychology from Santa Clara University. Caitlin, a Teach For America alumna, began her career in education in New Orleans, LA in 2008 where she taught special education for kindergarten through third grades in resource and inclusion settings. Caitlin has served as a Learning Team Leader and Corps Member Advisor for Atlanta’s Summer Training Institute and she remains active in the special education community by facilitating discussions and workshops revolving around how to support students with special needs in a general education setting. Caitlin taught fourth and first grade as part of the founding team for John Dibert Community School, a transformation charter in New Orleans that is part of the FirstLine Charter Schools network. Caitlin is now leading and innovating Dibert's Response to Intervention Program at Dibert and has become a visionary for the design team with FirstLine's Personalized Learning approach to education. She aspires to be a supportive leader in an urban school where she can enhance strategic RTI programs and effective implementation.