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Lucinda Lee Katz
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Lucinda Lee Katz

Lucinda Lee Katz, PhD, is currently the Head of Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, California. Prior to her work at MCDS, she worked with the former Mayor of Chicago, Richard M. Daley, as the Chief Education Officer for the City of Chicago, and she served as Director and Principal of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools from 1986 to 2002.

Dr. Katz began her career with the National Teacher Corps Program working with low-income schools in San Francisco. She taught in the San Francisco Public Schools as the first Chinese bilingual bicultural teacher from 1968 to 1972. As a professor and lecturer at Erikson Institute, University of Illinois, and the University of Chicago for 25 years, Dr. Katz completed research and writings in mathematics teaching and learning, curriculum development, and family and cultural studies. She serves on many education-related and cultural boards and has been a keynote and panelist speaker for many organizations, including multiple guest appearances on Oprah. She also wrote and consulted on three films: "There’s Math in Deviled Eggs," "Respecting Diversity in the Classroom," and a PBS special, "Boys Will Be Men."