Degrees and Certifications:
Doctoral Candidate, Education Policy, University of Pennsylvania Master of Education, Educational Leadership, The Johns Hopkins University Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland
Chief Academic Support Officer
The School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Previous Experience (three most recent):
- Assistant Superintendent of Schools, The School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
- Principal, Parkdale High School, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Riverdale, MD
- Principal, Gorman Crossing Elementary School, Howard County Public Schools, Laurel, MD
Cheryl Logan is in education to make sure children have the opportunity to become the best version of themselves. She has long believed that it is the job of education leaders — and especially the superintendent — to create the conditions that allow students to reveal their gifts.
Currently, Ms. Logan is the chief academic support officer in the School District of Philadelphia, where she previously served as an assistant superintendent. A 2013 winner of The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leader Award, Ms. Logan understands that it is the job of the central district office to support the incredibly difficult work of school leaders, so they can best support the work of school teachers.
As a senior leader in the School District of Philadelphia, she has directly supervised 45 school principals (whose schools serve 30,000 students) and managed annual budgets of hundreds of millions of dollars. She has been a school principal (both at the elementary and high school level), an assistant principal and a classroom teacher. She is bilingual (English and Spanish), and has taught English, Spanish, French and English as a Second Language (ESL). Every day she calls on her more than two decades of experience as a public school educator to ground her work and decisions.
In addition to her work in the public schools, she has taught graduate courses to aspiring school leaders at Towson University. Ms. Logan is committed to lifelong learning for all children and adults; she is graduating with her doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in just a few weeks.