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Literacy Captain

Margaret Cate

Margaret Cate joined the faculty as Literacy Captain in 2017, and partners with faculty members in the pursuit of strong literacy skills for all students. Margaret is certified in the Orton-Gillingham method of literacy instruction from the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education. She joined the faculty after serving for three years on the Lorien Wood Board of Trustees.

Margaret holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Princeton University. Having a passion for education, she joined the Teach For America program and taught 7th and 8th grade science for three years in Washington, DC. She subsequently transitioned to the national staff of Teach for America as the Director of Corps Resources, where she designed training and support tools for teachers across the country. She authored Teach For America's Secondary Literacy curriculum and co-authored many of Teach For America's other training curricula.

Margaret and her husband Franklin have three children at Lorien Wood, and they all love being involved in the school community. In her spare time, Margaret enjoys reading, baking, working with her hands, and being outdoors with her family and dog.