Dr. Caitlin Dooley

Caitlin McMunn Dooley, Ph.D. is Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning for the Georgia Department of Education. In this role, she leads teams for Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher and Leader Support and Development, and Georgia Virtual. Since her start at the Georgia Department of Education, her team has been awarded over $66M in competitive grants to improve student learning. Furthermore, under Dooley’s leadership Georgia continues to experience growth in student achievement and now has over 60 of 181 districts participating in community coalitions to improve overall childhood outcomes. Dr. Dooley has experience as a preschool and elementary classroom teacher, teacher educator, educational researcher, and professor at Georgia State University. Since earning degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Texas, Dr. Dooley has authored over 50 publications and led and evaluated funded research projects totaling over $20M to investigate children’s literacy learning and instruction, learning technologies, teacher learning, and education policy. Dooley was a writer for the national Computer Science Education Frameworks and has been the principal investigator for several projects funded by the National Science Foundation for computer science education and learning technologies. She has served on several Boards, including the National Council of Teachers of English, Literacy Research Association, Southeastern Regional Education Lab, Georgia’s Brain Trust for Babies, Get Georgia Reading Campaign Cabinet, and Decatur Makers.