Catherine H. Gottfred

Founder at Leap Learning Systems

Catherine H. Gottfred

Catherine H. Gottfred

Founder at Leap Learning Systems

Biography

Catherine Gottfred, a founding member of CICS, is the Founder and CEO of Leap Learning Systems, a non-profit organization dedicated to language and literacy development. She has teaching and clinical experience, and has held numerous positions in the field's state and national associations. Ms. Gottfred previously served as the President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, President of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Vice President of Governmental and Social Policies. She received her doctoral degree in speech pathology from Northwestern University.

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Leap Learning Systems

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Partner at Laner Muchin Ltd.

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Founder at Chicago International Charter School

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Chief of School & Student Success at Chicago International Charter School

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Chief Executive Officer at New Schools for Chicago

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Member, Chairman's Council at Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

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Senior Vice President at Bmo Harris Bank NA

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Member, Chairman's Council at Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

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Former President at The LETCO Group LLC

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Member, Chairman's Council at Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

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Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Catherine H. Gottfred
Founder at Leap Learning Systems
Education
PhD in Speech Pathology

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Career History
Founder
1988 - Current

To develop language skills needed for academic and professional success across ages 0 to early adulthood in low-resource communities.

Political Donations
$1,000
2008

Former President of United States

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