Mary Lynn Cavey

Mary Lynn Cavey, Ed. D.

Shared Leadership Facilitator

Mary is new to the SLI team but looking forward to working with new schools and principals. While she continues her work with the Chicago Public Schools as logistic coordinator on the Summer Assistance Team for the Summer Bridge Program, she also provides support as a new principal coach and mentor in a suburban school district. As a "Small School" advocate, she is working on a restructuring project that is implementing the Small School Concept and Project Based Learning in three Middle Schools. Mary served as principal for 16 years in Chicago where she had the opportunity to create small school environments, work with teachers and staff on Professional Development designed to activate student critical thinking skills while using research based instructional strategies, open a new primary school focusing on inclusive classrooms and completed a phase-out for a school with one of the largest autistic populations in the city. In 2002 she was one of 15 principals selected to receive the Outstanding Leadership Award by demonstrating the progress and growth made at John Spry Community School over the previous five years. Mary received her B.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Masters in Administration from Roosevelt University, and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University.