Caitlin is a consultant in EAB’s strategic research department. In this role she serves as a researcher for the Independent School Executive Forum where she works with heads of school and their teams to tackle challenges facing schools today. Her research with the forum has recently focused on talent management at independent schools including faculty recruitment and hiring.
Prior to joining EAB, Caitlin worked as a fundraiser on a variety of political campaigns, including multiple U.S. Senate races and statewide races in Virginia, and at a large progressive organization.
After years of working for candidates who championed education, Caitlin returned to school to hone her research skills and focus on her passion, education. Caitlin’s draw to education was inspired by her sister, an elementary school teacher who is dedicated to serving students in high-need schools.
Caitlin earned a B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in History, from Dickinson College. Her M.S., Public Policy and Management, with highest distinction,is from Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. Caitlin is also a graduate of St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, an independent day school in Alexandria, VA.
Research and Insights
Faculty are the heart and soul of any school. Tasked with carrying out a school’s mission in the classroom and beyond, faculty have a tremendous impact on the school and its community. But ad hoc processes and limited proactive recruitment mean that schools are potentially missing out on great teachers. To attract and hire top…