LaTanya McDade

Chief Officer for Teaching and Learning, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois
Since assuming the role of CPS' Chief Officer for Teaching and Learning (T&L) in 2016, LaTanya D. McDade has prioritized instructional equity and excellence for all CPS students. Mrs. McDade has streamlined work and reduced waste by aligning T&L's programs to district priorities and advocating for the consistent, formal evaluation/ROI assessment of services and supports provided by central office departments. As a veteran educator, she also challenged the efficacy of traditional education models and initiated the PK-12 Curriculum System Project to modernize instructional practices across the district. Mrs. McDade is currently a doctoral candidate at Lewis University. She holds a M.A. in School Leadership and Administration from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Chicago State University. Additionally, Mrs. McDade holds an Illinois Type 75/General Administrative Certificate and a Type 3/K-9 Elementary Certificate. Mrs. McDade is an active member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the Illinois Principals Association (IPA), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.