Catherine McCauley

Director of Professional Learning


Catherine McCauley is an experienced educator who has dedicated over 25 years to supporting student learning and social-emotional growth, professional learning and educational innovation.

She is proud to have worked at four CAIS schools, including Bayview Glen, Kingsway College School, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School and the York School, where she worked at elementary, middle and secondary levels as a classroom teacher, guidance counsellor, curriculum leader and service-learning coordinator.

As an independent school community member, Catherine completed the CAIS Diploma of Independent school Leadership and was a member of the Ontario Conference of Independent Schools (CIS) professional learning community, Cohort 21. Catherine holds a Master of Education degree from the University of British Columbia (Curriculum and Instruction), a Bachelor of Education degree from York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

In addition to independent and public school experience, Catherine was the Strategic Director and Director of Curriculum & Educator Professional Learning for the WE organization, an international leader in experiential service learning. She is excited to bring this background to the CAIS Student Leadership Programs Catherine joined CAIS as the Director of Accreditation and Research in August 2019 and started as the Director of Professional Learning in September 2021. She currently lives in Toronto with her family.