Kathleen Dawson (Chief Innovation Officer, Guilford County Schools) Dawson was the executive director of school support and improvement in Metro Nashville Public Schools, where she helped design and implement two early colleges. In that role, she also monitored school performance, developed leadership and facilitated professional learning to foster change. Dawson has served as an executive lead principal, principal, and adjunct professor. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and the University of Wisconsin. She began her education career as a first-grade teacher.
Her current position is a new position responsible for creating and redesigning instructional school models to best-fit students’ academic and social-emotional needs and the desires of the community.