Position: Director of Lower School
Education: Johns Hopkins University – Doctor of Education; Goucher College – Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education; Shepherd University – Bachelor of Arts with a major in History and minor in Education
Years of Teaching Experience: 10
Years at Powhatan: 1
Bio: Before becoming the Lower School Director at Powhatan, Caitlin (Cait) Gosnell worked as clinical faculty for Johns Hopkins University and as an affiliate faculty member for Loyola University. While teaching coursework to graduate students, she also served as an instructional coach and independent evaluator for numerous teachers throughout Baltimore City Public Schools, grades K – 12. Prior to working in higher education, Caitlin was the Dean of Students and Social Learning Specialist at The Auburn School in Baltimore, a K – 8 independent school that she helped to found as a teacher. Before teaching at Auburn, Caitlin was a Special Educator for The Forbush School at Hunt Valley, affiliated with Sheppard Pratt Health System.
Throughout her various roles, Caitlin developed and led professional development for teachers related to the learning environment, classroom climate, fostering shared-inquiry discussions, assessment techniques and data collection, social-emotional learning, as well as behavior management. She looks forward to supporting lower school teachers and students, as she builds relationships with families and gets to know the community at Powhatan. Caitlin lives with her husband, Brandon, their twin sons, and the family dog, in Boyce, VA.
Hobbies: cooking, hiking, trying new things, spending time with family
Favorite Quotes: “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” —Maya Angelou
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou