Shared Leadership Manager
Charlotte Blackman, Ed.D. is the Shared Leadership Manager at SLI and serves on the management team for planning, marketing, and school support. Though initially responsible for new network development, her current focus is on training teachers and administrators on the Focused Instruction Process. Using her expertise as a mentor and coach, she engages the principals and their leadership teams in reflective practices using research based techniques geared to increasing student achievement. Charlotte ministered in Chicago Public Schools as a teacher, counselor, teacher facilitator, principal, and Principal Mentor for LAUNCH (Leadership Academy and Urban Network Chicago). Since retirement, Charlotte has served as a principal coach for new principals through the Leadership Initiative for Turnaround (LIFT) and the Office of Principal Preparation and Development (OPPD). She chaired a Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) for teacher recertification for the Illinois State Board of Education, and identified candidates for Chicago’s Alternative Certification Program. Dr. Blackman has served as a Principal in Residence and Process Observer for the School Development Program, Yale Child Study Center at Yale University. Additionally, she has taught as Senior Faculty for the National Institute for Teaching Excellence (NITE) at Cambridge College, Cambridge Mass. Charlotte, a National Board Certified Counselor, has a B.S. in Elementary Education, a M.S. in Counseling and Guidance from Chicago State University, and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University of Chicago.