Dr.Katina Tolbert-Cavitt is a 24-year veteran educator currently serving as a Middle School English and Language Arts instructor in the Woodlawn community. She has served as a Reading Specialist, Reading Coach, Instructional Coach, and interim Assistant Principal as well. The first 17 years of her career were dedicated to serving the community of Bronzeville. She was raised in the Robert Taylor Homes where she lived for nearly 30 years. She is also a product of Chicago Public Schools’ DuSable High School. She's no stranger to drugs, gangs, poverty, and all of the other social ills that plague our communities and often directly impact our scholars’ lives.
As a veteran educator of children and adults, her wealth of education, Bachelors Degree in Education from Grambling State University, a Master’s Degree in Reading from Chicago State University, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet-Nazarene University, a Doctorate Degree in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University and Administration and Supervision Certification from Governors State University, makes her confident that she is the right person to orchestrate change. She lives in Frankfort, Illinois and is the mother of two boys; Kyle, 16, and Karson who is 11.