Latrisha Chattin

Latrisha holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Grinnell College, a master’s degree as a reading specialist from St. Joseph’s University, and a doctorate in education, special education from Arcadia University. She has been awarded teaching certificates in Iowa and Pennsylvania and holds a K-12 Principal certification. She also served for three years as an adjunct faculty member at Arcadia University. 

Latrisha comes to Northwest as an experienced middle school educator with over 20 years of work in education, most recently from the K-8 Susie King Taylor Community School in Savannah, Georgia, where she served as the founding director. At Susie King Taylor, Latrisha established the Middle Grades Academy for Justice and shepherded a strategic planning process. 

Her previous experience includes serving as the head of school at the Friends School of Minnesota, and she brings extensive experience as a classroom teacher. She also served as the site director for the Breakthrough Collaboration of Philadelphia, a year-round academic enrichment program that builds a path from middle school to high school graduation for underserved students from Philadelphia’s public, parochial, and charter schools. 

During her interviews with groups across campus, we learned of Latrisha’s deep commitment to the arts, middle school education, and social justice. One of her references shared the following: 

“Her compassion for students and faculty alike is unparalleled. She has a strong pulse on the morale of her team, and she finds ways to pick them up when they need it the most. She has a remarkable handle on developing curriculum, interpreting data, and leading new initiatives.”

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