Caryn Cavanagh, MS

Director of Professional Development and Curriculum

Caryn joined Resources for Learning (RFL) in January 2012. Her primary responsibilities include leading curriculum and professional learning initiatives and managing school performance reviews. Caryn’s specialties are literacy, project management, educational leadership, curriculum development, standards-based instruction, effective research-based strategies, and working with diverse student populations, including special needs students and English language learners.

Caryn works in the following service areas at RFL:

  • Evaluation and Research
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum
  • Professional Learning
  • Consulting Services

Prior to joining RFL, Caryn worked for 16 years in public education. As a former teacher, district literacy coach, supervisor of middle school literacy, federal grant manager, and assistant principal in a challenging urban school district in New Jersey, Caryn successfully launched, directed, and managed large-scale curriculum, professional learning, and research projects. In her leadership positions, Caryn established comprehensive training programs and regularly presented program results to professional staff, community stakeholders, the U.S. Department of Education, university curriculum partners, and various research organizations. Caryn also has extensive experience with data analyses related to student performance, implementation, teacher quality, teacher mobility, and professional development.

Caryn holds a Master of Science in educational leadership from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science in elementary education, with a minor in psychology, from St. Joseph’s University.