- M.Ed., Culture, Curriculum, and Change, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- BA, English, Davidson College
Catherine Hart has nearly 15 years of classroom experience at the high school level. She received National Boards certification in 2004 and re-certified in 2013. During her tenure as a teacher, Ms. Hart served as a mentor, department chair, School Improvement Team co-chair, National Boards Coach, and Kenan Fellow. Her professional development work emphasized differentiated instruction, implementing the Common Core in the ELA classroom, and co-teaching.
Ms. Hart has written ELA curriculum with an emphasis on literacy and complex texts both locally and nationally. She was an instructional coach with NC New Schools for three years and served both rural and urban settings. Her work as a coach has included implementation of Critical Friendship practices in schools, project-based learning, reading in the content areas, and training for instructional coaches. Her graduate work focused on developing teacher leaders, and she works to empower teachers in their classrooms and their schools so that they, in turn, will work to empower their students. In addition to her background in education, Ms. Hart also has experience as a corporate trainer.