After twenty-five years of successful experience in both education and business, Jane Shirley now serves as Vice President of Leadership Initiatives at Catapult. Jane’s work in organizational design and leadership development spans twenty years and five countries. In 2006, she broke new ground in Colorado by leading the design of Pilot Schools in Aurora, creating the first autonomous district school in the state. Jane is a recipient of the Wright Way award for innovative school leadership, and was named principal of the year in Aurora Public Schools. She was also recognized by the George W. Bush Institute as one of the best transformational principals in their education reform network. Prior to joining Catapult, Jane was the principal of William Smith High School in Aurora, Colorado which was selected as a national “Breakthrough School” by the National Association of Secondary Principals in 2013.
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