Dr. Linda Nathan is the first Executive Director of the Center for Artistry and Scholarship (CAS). As the Executive Director of CAS, Linda is responsible for working with the CAS board to develop the non-profit’s strategy, goals and areas of focus. She oversees key programs, including the Creative Learning Schools Project, Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership, and additional programs under development. Dr. Nathan works closely with the leadership of Conservatory Lab Charter School to support its development as a national model of CAS.
Dr. Nathan has had extensive professional experience in education, as an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and, most recently, she served as Faculty Director of the Creative Educational Leadership Institute at the Boston University School of Education. Prior positions include Special Advisor to Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Arts in Education and Founding Headmaster of the Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s first public high school for the visual and performing arts. Linda was also the Co-Director of Fenway High School, one of the first pilot schools in the Boston Public Schools. Linda holds a Doctor of Education degree from Harvard University, Master’s degrees from Emerson College and Antioch University and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.