Megan Thole is in her third year as principal at Ray Elementary, a CPS Pre-K to 8th grade school in Hyde Park. She works to instill a love of learning in all students, with specific practice aimed at students’ problem-solving and perseverance.
Megan began working in education because of her belief that education has one of the greatest impacts and authority to change a child’s life. She began her career as a high school English teacher in Chicago before moving into administration and has been fortunate to have worked with students Pre-K to 12th grades, in alternative and college-prep settings, and in both neighborhood and selective enrollment schools.
Megan loves working for Chicago’s children and families. The EAC is an opportunity to learn from diverse schools and leaders that support and benefit her own school community, as well as her own leadership skills. This type of leadership development also provides a greater reach for improving Chicago’s future.