Director of Instructional Development

Mary Catherine Lancaster serves as the Director of Instructional Development for the Brilla Schools Network, developing leaders at the elementary and middle school levels. For five years, Mary Catherine worked at Brilla College Prep, serving first as a teacher and then a teacher leader. Her roles included special education teacher, learning specialist, new teacher development lead, grade and content lead, and school literacy lead. Prior to her work at Brilla College Prep, she worked in the Montgomery County Public School system, serving as an elementary school teacher. Originally from South Carolina, Mary Catherine earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Spanish from Clemson University. She earned her master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University as a Reading Specialist. Mary Catherine is happiest when she is spending time with her family.

“In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice…, the path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man.”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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