We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mary “Molly” Watson will soon join the CUEL staff as a leadership coach. We anticipate her presence by the end of February 2023. Dr. Watson will contribute to CUEL leadership development work supported by Chicago’s Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and an anonymous funder, by coaching Chicago Public Schools network chiefs and network deputy chiefs to strengthen their practice as formative supervisors of CPS principals. Dr. Watson brings a wide range of educational leadership experiences to her new role, including as an educational consultant, district deputy chief, director of curriculum and instruction for a leadership development institute, leadership coaching of principals through the UIC EdD program, and as a school principal, assistant principal, and classroom teacher. Dr. Watson has a PhD. from the University of Illinois Chicago in Policy Studies in Urban Education.