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Literacy Captain

Margaret Cate

Margaret Cate joined the faculty as Literacy Captain in 2017. In this new position, Margaret will partner with fellow Form One – Form Four faculty members in the pursuit of strong literacy instruction for all students at Lorien Wood.  

Margaret graduated from Princeton in 1998 with a B.A. in Chemistry and has taken several graduate courses at Trinity Washington University, among them Teaching Reading and Curriculum & Methods of Teaching. Upon graduation from Princeton, she joined the Teach For America program and taught 7th and 8th grade science for three years at Paul Junior High School in Washington, DC. Following that, she joined the national staff of Teach for America as the Director of Corps Resources, where she worked for four years designing training and support for teachers across the country in various grades and content areas. During that time, she served as lead author for Teach For America's Secondary Literacy curriculum and second author on many of Teach For America's other training texts. In 2016, Margaret earned a certification in the Orton-Gillingham method of building literacy skills from the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE).

Prior to joining the Lorien Wood faculty, Margaret served for three years on the Board of Trustees, in her final year as Vice Chair. She and her husband Franklin have three children at Lorien Wood, and they all love being involved in a manner of ways in the school community. In her spare time, Margaret enjoys reading, baking, working with her hands, and being outdoors with her family and new dog.