Nicole M. Cathey

Program Director

With more than 20 years of experience in central office, school and community development, Nicole M. Cathey has set the stage for optimal learning experiences by way of program management, leadership development and personalized learning. Throughout her career, she has expanded the utilization of resources, delivered professional learning and initiated strategic processes to enhance leadership program delivery.

Previously, Nicole served as project manager for the Principal Pipeline within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Leadership Development Office in Charlotte, North Carolina, and synchronized operations of a $7.5 million grant from The Wallace Foundation. Prior to this, Nicole was a facilitator of professional development, math staff development teacher and an instructional technology teacher within Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland.

Nicole has also worked in the social service field for the Family Crisis Center, Inc. of Prince George’s County and Akron Summit Community Action, where she supervised and coordinated 24 regional programs to increase self-sufficiency while advocating to break the cycle of poverty.

Nicole delights in organizing leadership and succession planning using a style that evokes partnership, community, and working together for a common good.

She is a native of Akron, Ohio and Mitchellville, Maryland and holds a master’s in administration and supervision from Trinity University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in individual family studies & gerontology from Kent State University in Ohio. She is the mother of an engaging teenager and enjoys reading, traveling and taking long walks.