As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Liz Williams-Clark oversees high-impact projects and initiatives, focusing on establishing network-wide systems, routines, structures, and communications to achieve organizational excellence. Prior to joining CICS, Liz led the Teacher Leadership Development team at Teach For America where she coached managers, led the redesign of teacher effectiveness metrics, and united a multi-layered team under a common charge of empowering students with the academics, critical consciousness and agency to pursue the opportunities of their choosing. Liz has a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University and a B.A. in Psychology and Gender Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. In her little spare time, Liz gets odd enjoyment from organizing and cleaning small spaces, planning the family’s calendar, and seeing that her busy household of two little boys is fueled by fun and creativity … and dinosaurs.