Cassandra Washington is an experienced educator from Chicago, Illinois. She served as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal within the Chicago Public Schools System. After retiring, Cassandra continues her journey in the education field and helps to train the next generation of educators. Currently, she serves as an instructional coach at a not-for-profit educational agency.
Cassandra is passionate about writing, public speaking, and facilitating professional development. Some topics include social-emotional learning, leadership trauma, and educator wellness. Writing books and blog posts for educators are both areas of interest. Cassandra is the author of two books: Teach and Take Time for You: Strategies and Tips to Reduce Stress and Burnout and Meet Them Where They are: 10 Tips to Improve Student Engagement. Also, she is the publisher of the blog, Teach and Take Time for You. Additionally, Cassandra has spoken at national and international conferences about the importance of teacher self-care and trauma-informed practices.
Before entering the education field, Cassandra worked in the advertising, travel, and publishing industries. Her hobbies include travel, photography, hiking, and blogging.
Cassandra earned a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Teaching. She also has a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership.