Director of Educational Programs
Karen Morris serves as the Director of Educational Programs at SLI and is responsible, in collaboration with the Vice President of Operations, for the development, management and quality control for the educational programs implemented by the organization. Karen also serves as the Director of Shared Leadership at SLI. In this capacity, she coordinates the work of a group of retired school leaders who act as facilitators, coaches, and mentors to school administrators and school leadership teams in their quest for high achieving, student centered schools. Karen is the retired principal of the Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy in the Pilsen/Little Village neighborhood in Chicago. At Saucedo, Karen led a staff of seventy, in the development and implementation of a student-centered, high performing culture where all stakeholders were involved and valued. In addition, she has served as a mentor principal for over one hundred school principals in LIFT and LAUNCH, Chicago Public Schools Principal Development Programs, and the Urban Leadership Program at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Ms. Morris holds certification from NAESP as a National Principal Mentor. Karen holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Western Michigan U., an M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois-Chicago and an Advanced Certificate in Supervision from the University of California-Los Angles.