Deputy Director and Educator Quality Lead
Caitlin Beatson contributes to strategic and conceptual planning as the Deputy Director of the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center. In this role, she leads projects and manages relationships with U.S. Department of Education program officers and chief state school officers in order to support state departments of education in identifying and addressing priority teaching and learning target areas.
Beatson is also a Senior State Technical Assistance Specialist in the Learning Innovations program at WestEd. She applies expertise and experience in the area of educator excellence, leading projects that promote equitable access to highly effective teachers and leaders through evaluation and aligned professional learning and coaching.
Prior to joining WestEd, Beatson held various positions within the Indiana Department of Education. She worked with diverse stakeholders such as state policymakers, teachers, administrators, and other education organizations to support the development and implementation of English language arts standards as well as educator quality initiatives. Most recently, she served as the Senior Educator Effectiveness Specialist, co-authoring Indiana’s Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators andthe Supporting Excellent Educators section of Indiana’s ESSA state plan,as well as administering state teacher performance grants.
Beatson began her career as an English and Spanish teacher in low-income public schools.
Beatson received a BA in Spanish language and literature from Fordham University and an MEd in literacy, culture, and language education from Indiana University.