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Elizabeth Goettl

Cristo Rey Network
Chicago, IL

Elizabeth Goettl was named President of Cristo Rey Network in 2017.

Ms. Goettl is a career educator with extensive academic and administrative leadership experience. From 2014-2017, she served as Chief Academic Officer of the LEARN Charter School Network in Chicago. She previously held two critical leadership positions within the Cristo Rey Network. She was the Network's founding Chief Academic Officer, from 2009-2014. In that position, Ms. Goettl elevated the academic rigor across the Network through the design and implementation of the organization's proprietary college-ready curriculum. Working in close collaboration with Cristo Rey school principals, she established the framework for and delivered targeted school support in the areas of curriculum and assessment, teacher effectiveness, and principal leadership to ensure every Cristo Rey student graduates from high school prepared for success in college. Prior to that, she served as President of San Miguel High School (the Cristo Rey school in Tucson) from 2006-2009.

Ms. Goettl earned her bachelor's degree in education from Northern Arizona University and her master's degree in education from the University of Arizona. She is a licensed school principal and superintendent. During her 25 years in the Catalina Foothills School District, Ms. Goettl led two schools to become USDE Blue Ribbon Schools and was named National Distinguished Principal for Arizona.