Linda H. Coles, Ed.D.
High School Facilitator
Dr. Linda H. Coles has served the Chicago Public Schools for 39 years. She has served in CPS as a teacher, assistant principal, Principal Mentor for LAUNCH (Leadership Academy and Urban Network Chicago), and LIFT (Leadership Initiative for Transformation).
She was assistant principal at Poe Classical School. She has served as principal of Keller Regional Gifted Center and started the college prep program at King College Prep. She has attended coach training through the National Association for Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) Peer Assisted Leadership Service (PALS), Adaptive Schools for Developing Collaborative Groups, Success for All reading training, and Kids at Hope, a process for building student success through high expectations for all children-no exceptions. She has also received training in School Administrative Manager (SAM). The SAMs training recognizes time management for principals to fulfill the role of instructional leaders.
She currently serves as a principal coach for New Teachers Center collaborative with OPPD (Office of Principals Preparation) for first year principals. She has done work with Teacher Recertification for the Illinois State Board of Education. She also has experience in curriculum writing in addition to presenting administrator, teacher, and parent workshops.
Dr. Coles currently serves as the high school facilitator for SLI joining the team in January 2011. In this capacity, she has done training for teachers and administrators on the Focused Instruction Process.
Dr. Coles received a B.A. in elementary education from Chicago State University, M.A. in Administration and Supervision from Roosevelt University, and a Doctorate of Education in School Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.